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    Investec Derby Festival 2016 - Epsom Hospitality

     

Investec Derby Festival - Tickets & Hospitality

Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom Downs, Surrey KT18 5LQ
3-4 June 2016

Prices from £275

Treat guests to the best in horse racing hospitality at the greatest flat race in the world; the Investec Derby Festival. The Investec Derby Festival is witnessed by a crowd of up to 125,000 who flock to Epsom Downs to celebrate this historic and quintessentially English event. The highlight of the Investec Derby Festival is undoubtedly the Epsom Derby Day.

Not only is the Investec Derby Festival an impressive sporting event but it is also known for the ‘Style on the Downs’ fashion competition which epitomises the essence of Investec Ladies Day, when chic summer outfits are showcased to find the most stylish lady on course.

Such is the prestige of the Investec Derby Festival you may well spot one of the official ambassadors. The likes of champion jockey and last years' Investec Derby Day winner Frankie Dettori MBE and star of POLDARK Eleanor Tomlinson have recently been anounced as 2016 ambassadors.

Date Tattenham Straight Marquee The Winning Post Duchess Stand Private Box Downs View Suite Chez Roux @ Blue Riband Derby Suite
Friday 3 June 2016

£275*

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£375*

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£499*

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£395*

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£475*

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£545*

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Saturday 4 June 2016

£295*

Limited stock

£405*

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£649*

Please Enquire

£495*

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£545*

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£750*

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Package Details
Menu

Three-course seated lunch

Light afternoon tea

Three-course hybrid dining experience

Modern twist on afternoon tea

Morning tea and coffee with pastries

Four course seated or premier fork buffet menu

Traditional afternoon tea

Morning coffee & pastries

Locally sourced 4-course gourmet menu

Traditional afternoon tea

Canapé reception

Four-course å la carte menu

Traditional afternoon tea

Morning coffee & pastries

Five-course menu with a choice of main course

Traditional afternoon tea

Drinks package

Pimm's reception

Complimentary bar of beer, wine, house spirits and soft drinks
 

Premium cocktail reception

Complimentary bar included selected cocktails but excluding Champagne

Complimentary bar throughout the day (excluding Champagne)

Selection of fine wines and liqueurs

Champagne & Pimm’s reception

Complimentary bar (including champagne)

Selected upgraded wines & liqueurs

Champagne reception

Complimentary bar including Champagne

Complimentary bar (including Champagne & a selection of wines)

Selected upgraded wines & liqueurs

Viewing option Private viewing balcony to watch the racing Prime outdoor space next to the rails.
 

Private balcony overlooking the course

Unique curved glass balcony overlooking the course

Grandstand entry

Prime location with private balcony overlooking the race course Private balcony overlooking the finishing line
Betting facilities Yes and Tipster Yes and tipster Access to tote betting service

Betting couriers

Roaming & fixed site betting service Betting couriers and tipster
Dining format Private tables of 10 and above. Smaller numbers on shared tables Private tables of 8 and above. smaller numbers on shared tables Single Box Minimum 20 guests (Maximum 25 buffet menu/20 seated menu – Double box capacities 50 buffet menu, 40 seated menu) Private tables of 10 or 12 guests. Smaller numbers on shared tables Private tables of two and above Private tables of two and above

*Please note prices are per person and exclude VAT.

The Tattenham Straight Marquee

The Tattenham Straight is a stunning hospitality area positioned to the left of the main Grandstand on the famous Tattenham Straight - a pivotal point as the horses approach the final furlong of the race. This shared restaurant has its own private enclosure with betting facilities, so that you remain close to all the action.

Private tables of 10 and above available with smaller groups being accommodated on shared tables.

Dress code: Please adhere to the Grandstand Hospitality areas, Tatenham Straight & The Winning Post on both days dress code - for full details see dress code tab.

The Winning Post

This brand new, uber-trendy and chic hospitality option is perfect for entertaining customers and colleagues alike. Mix the best in horse racing action with a prime viewing spot, close enough to cheer on favourites as they roar past the finishing line.

The Winning Post is a contemporary styled marquee which is located on the inside track, next to the finishing line, giving you unrivalled views of the racing. This ultra-chic restaurant offers guests hospitality like no other, including cocktails, music and a unique dining experience, with elements of both self and silver service throughout the day. 

Once the races draw to a close, you will get the opportunity to make a night of it as you access the official after party with live entertainment on the Epsom Downs. This after party is only available to guests within the Winning Post facility and will take place on both Ladies' Day and Derby Day. Please do note a cash bar comes into effect 30 minutes after the last scheduled race, approximately at 6.20pm.

Private tables of 8 and above available with smaller groups being accommodated on shared tables. Full Grandstand access is available.

Dress code: Please adhere to the Grandstand Hospitality areas, Tatenham Straight & The Winning Post on both days dress code - for full details see dress code tab.

Duchess’s Stand Private Box

Entertain in style enjoying all the action on the course, from your own private balcony.

Our private box hospitality packages give you an opportunity to take in the atmosphere and panorama of the Downs, which combined with our exquisite cuisine and service, means you can relax and enjoy hosting your guests.

There’s no better way to impress than in a private box at the Investec Derby Festival.

Single Box Minimum 20 guests (Maximum 25 buffet menu/20 seated menu – Double box capacities 50 buffet menu, 40 seated menu)

Downs View Suite

With spectacular, panoramic views of the racecourse, not to mention unobstructed views of the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure, the Downs View Suite is the ideal place to entertain guests and soak up all of the pulsating racing action. Located on the second floor of the Duchess’s Stand with a unique curved glass balcony overlooking the course, the Downs View Suite has simply the most stunning views across the Downs.

This elegant suite allows guests to indulge in a Champagne and Pimm’s reception followed by a superb four-course gourmet menu. Combine delicious food and drinks with impeccable service and beautiful views, you and your guests are in for an unforgettable experience at the Investec Derby Festival.

Dress code: Please adhere to the Grandstand hospitality dress code, which includes a jacket for gentlemen on both days (ladies are asked to wear a fascinator or hat) - for full details see dress code tab.

Chez Roux @ Blue Riband

Treat guests to a fine dining experience at the races, within the Chez Roux @ Blue Riband restaurant. This stunning facility not only offers an exquisite four-course à la carte menu, designed by legendary father and son chefs, Albert and Michel Roux Jr but also offers panoramic views overlooking the parade ring, winners enclosure and the winning post. Located on the first floor of the Queen’s Stand, at the heart of the racecourse, lies this stunning restaurant, which offers a fantastic hospitality offering.

Guests will indulge in a Champagne and canapé reception whilst taking in the breathtaking views of the horse racing from the balcony, before being seated for a gourmet à la carte menu, followed by traditional afternoon tea. You and your guests will also get to mingle with royalty and celebrities alike, as you gain access to the Queen’s Stand Enclosure.

Private tables of 2 and above available.

Chez Roux @ Blue Riband is one of The Jockey Club’s “Diamond Marque” restaurants, which represent the very best hospitality they offer across their racecourses. The Diamond Marque of distinction reflects the exceptional cuisine, attentive service and excellent racecourse viewing that these facilities offer.

Dress code: Please adhere to the strict dress code for the Queen’s Stand, which includes jacket, collar and tie on Ladies Day and morning dress with top hat on Derby Day - for full details see dress code tab.    

Derby Suite

This centrally located suite is one of the most exclusive and intimate hospitality areas at Epsom Downs Racecourse. Exuding class and style, the Derby Suite has the feel of a private club and is an ideal place from which to entertain guests and soak up all the thrilling action.

Located above the Royal Box on the third floor of the Queen’s Stand, the Derby Suite offers one of our most exclusive fine dining experiences. The suite offers unrivalled views of both the finishing straight and parade ring from large private balconies. Soak up the views of the picturesque countryside from the luxury of your private balcony and spoil guests with a Champagne reception and sumptuous five-course menu with a choice of main course. Rub shoulders with royalty and celebrities with full access to the Queen’s Stand Enclosure.

Private tables of 2 and above available.

Dress code: Please adhere to the strict dress code for the Queen’s Stand, which includes jacket, collar and tie on Ladies Day and morning dress with top hat on Derby Day - for full details see dress code tab.    

Tattenham Straight Marquee Inclusive Hospitality:

  • Access to Tattenham Straight enclosure
  • Private viewing balcony to watch the racing
  • Pimm's reception
  • Three-course seated lunch
  • Beer, wine, house spirits and soft drinks
  • Light afternoon tea
  • Betting facilities
  • Racecards
  • Tipster
  • TV’s throughout the restaurant
  • Car parking (1 per 4 guests on request)

The Winning Post Inclusive Hospitality:
 

  • Exclusive marquee positioned on the inside of the track next to the finishing line
  • Unrivalled view of Queen’s and Duchess’s Stand
  • Full Grandstand access available
  • Prime outdoor space next to the rails
  • Premium cocktail reception
  • Three-course hybrid dining experience
  • Modern twist on afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bar including cocktails but excluding Champagne
  • Racecards & papers
  • Relaxed, informal setting
  • Car parking (1 per 4 guests)
  • Betting facilities
  • Tipster
  • Live music with DJ
  • TV’s throughout the restaurant
  • Party after racing

Duchess’s Stand Private Box

  • Duchess’s Stand entry badge
  • Exclusive private hire of a Duchess’s Stand box
  • Private balcony overlooking the course
  • Morning tea and coffee with pastries
  • Four course seated or premier fork buffet menu
  • Freshly ground coffee and mints
  • Traditional afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bar throughout the day (excluding Champagne)
  • Selected fine wines and liqueurs
  • VIP hostess service
  • Access to tote betting service
  • Racecards and racing papers
  • Car parking

Downs View Suite Inclusive Hospitality:

  • Table for the day
  • Morning coffee & pastries
  • Champagne & Pimm’s reception
  • Locally sourced four-course gourmet lunch
  • Selected upgraded wines & liqueurs
  • Complimentary bar (including Champagne)
  • Traditional afternoon tea
  • Floral decoration
  • Racecards & racing papers
  • Grandstand entry
  • Car parking (1 per 4 guests)
  • Betting couriers

Chez Roux @ Blue Riband Inclusive Hospitality:

  • Queen’s Stand Enclosure badge
  • Champagne & canapé reception
  • Four-course à la carte menu
  • Traditional afternoon tea
  • Prime location with private balcony to view the parade ring
  • Situated opposite the winning post and overlooking the winners enclosure
  • Complimentary bar including Champagne
  • Roaming and fixed site betting service
  • Racecards and papers available
  • Car parking (1 per 4 guests) or valet parking (on request)

 The Derby Suite Inclusive Hospitality:

  • Private table for the day
  • Morning coffee & pastries
  • Champagne reception with canapés 
  • Five-course menu with a choice of main course
  • Selected upgraded wines & liqueurs
  • Complimentary bar (including Champagne & a selection of wines)
  • Traditional afternoon tea
  • Private balcony overlooking finishing line
  • Waiter service
  • Floral decorations
  • Racecards & racing papers
  • Queen’s Stand entry badge
  • Car parking (1 per 2 guests)
  • Betting couriers
  • Tipster
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Investec Derby Festival 2015 - Hospitality Video

Investec Derby Festival - Michel Roux Jr Interview

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Tipsters

If you don't want to miss out on a sure bet, then make sure you catch one of our expert tipsters as they visit the Winning Post, Tattenham Straight Marquee and Downs View Suite on both Investec Ladies Day and Investec Derby Day.

Colin Brown - Tattenham Straight (Friday/Ladies Day)

Known for his association with the famous steeplechaser Desert Orchid, he rode the grey horse in more than half his races, a total of 42 starts, winning 17 times. Many of Brown's successes were achieved through his association with Desert Orchid's trainer, David Elsworth. During his 16-year career, he rode more than 400 winners, among them Barnbrook Again in the 1987 Irish Sweeps Hurdle.

Brown retired as a jockey after riding at the Cheltenham Festival on March 17, 1988.

Lee McKenzie - Downs View and any boxes both days

Lee McKenzie is a British broadcaster who specialises in sport. He has worked for BBC TV and Radio, Channel 4 and Sky Sports.

From June 2001 for two years he was the BBC's full-time radio horse racing commentator, succeeding Peter Bromley. He was BBC Radio equestrian reporter from 1999 to 2003, reporting and commentating at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. In the mid-1990s he was the regular stand-in for Jeff Stelling on Sky TV's horse racing show The Winning Post.

Ed Nicholson - The Winning Post both days and Tattenham Straight Saturday

Ed Nicholson has appeared as a racing and betting expert in hundreds of television, radio and internet shows spanning a quarter of a century as well as penning columns in many national newspapers and magazines such as the Guardian (The Price is Right) and Maxim magazine (The Wizard of Odds) and is a regular race day presenter at Chepstow, Bath, Windsor, Brighton and Epsom racecourses.
 
Ed appeared as the horse racing form expert guest presenter on the very first Attheraces (ATR) live racing show on Wednesday 1st May 2002 along with Mike Cattermole, Angus MacNae, John McCririck and Emma Spencer and spent a further two years at the country’s first dedicated free to air racing channel.
 
Previously, Ed had appeared as the regular Channel 4 Big Breakfast bookie and was the very first betting guest on the multi award-winning Big Brother with Davina McCall, as well as forging a famous double act with Dermot O’Leary on Big Brother’s Little Brother.
 
Ed has appeared in over 100 high profile television and radio shows over the years including regular appearances on various ITV and BBC News items on horse racing and betting. Other shows include the Radio4 Today program, Richard & Judy, Open University and has regularly appeared in print, including when awarded the prestigious ‘Quote of the day’ in the Independent newspaper.

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Dress code for the Investec Derby Festival

Queen’s Stand on Investec Ladies' Day - Friday 5 June

  • Gentlemen must wear a jacket, collar and tie.
  • Ladies are encouraged to wear a fascinator or hat.
  • Jeans, sports shorts, denim or trainers are not permitted.
  • Children should be dressed smartly.

Queen’s Stand on Investec Derby Day - Saturday 6 June

  • Either black or grey morning dress with a top hat, service dress or full national costume is obligatory for gentlemen.
  • Ladies must wear formal day dress, or a tailored trouser suit, with a hat or substantial fascinator.
  • Children should be dressed smartly. 

Grandstand Hospitality areas, Tatenham Straight & The Winning Post on both days

  • Gentlemen must wear a jacket and collar.
  • Ties are encouraged.
  • Ladies are asked to wear a fascinator or hat.
  • Children should be dressed smartly.

Brand New Investec Derby Festival Virtual Tour

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Investec Derby Festival 2016