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Epsom Downs Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

Home to the Derby and Oaks, Epsom Downs has been staging the former event since 1780 and it is generally recognised as the most famous horse race in the world. Quite probably the most unusual and testing Flat racing track on the planet, the twelve-furlong Derby trip provides a roller-coaster ride, most notably the turn into the most famous bend in racing, Tattenham Corner.

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Contact and Location

Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom Downs, Surrey KT18 5LQ. United Kingdom.
Official Website:

The Effect of the Draw

There isn't much of a draw bias over the 5f course these days but there is over 6f and 7f, when front-runners drawn low have an advantage on all ground except soft (when the fields usually come to the stand rail).

Local Knowledge


  1. Cabs Tattenham Corner, 02085420777 (0.5 miles away)
    Tel: +44 20 8542 0777

  2. Airport Car Service (1.2 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1737 370650

  3. Xpert Cars (1.7 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1372 702000

Places to Stay

  1. Cabs Tattenham Corner, 02085420777 (0.5 miles away)
    Tattenham Corner, Tattenham Corner, London KT18, UK
    Tel: +44 20 8542 0777

  2. Holiday Inn Express Hotel London-Epsom Downs (0.6 miles away)
    Langley Vale Road, Epsom, Surrey KT18 5LG, UK
    Tel: +44 1372 755200

  3. Chalk Lane Hotel (0.9 miles away)
    Chalk Lane, Epsom, Epsom KT18 7BB, UK
    Tel: +44 1372 721179

Places to Eat

  1. Beefeater (0.4 miles away)
    Tattenham Crescent, Tattenham Corner, Epsom KT18 5NY, UK
    Tel: +44 1737 351454

  2. El Rincon Spanish Tapas Restaurant (0.5 miles away)
    16 Tattenham Crescent, Tattenham Corner, Epsom KT18 5QJ, UK
    Tel: +44 1737 373647

  3. Hillside Cafe (1 mile away)
    4 Shelvers Hill, Tadworth, Tadworth KT20 5PU, UK
    Tel: +44 1737 817813

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