Epsom Downs Racecourse  Epsom Downs is one of the racecourses in England with a long history that dates back centuries. The racecourse is
situated at Epsom in Surrey, England. It is a thoroughbred racecourse which hosts exciting race meetings known to be show stoppers throughout the country. The Downs’ attached to the name refer to the North Downs extending from Farnham to Kent. The Northern Downs are part of what makes the racecourse such a pleasant place to be thanks to the scenic views.

Horse racing has been held at Epsom Downs from the 1640s. Since then, horse racing has become one of the most important events in this part of the country. The two most anticipated race meetings are known as The Derby which is one of the finest displays of thoroughbred horse racing in the United Kingdom. The Derby is a race for colts and fillies three years old which is run for about a mile and a half. The Coronation Cup is also held here and accepts horses aged four years and above. The other notable race held here is the Oaks Stakes known popularly as The Oaks which is a race for three year old fillies. The three races which are all Group 1 races use the same course and are run over the same distance.

 

Epsom Downs is run by the Jockey Club. The racecourse has enjoyed close ties with British royalty since the early days of horse racing which continues to date. In 2011Prince William, Duke of Cambridge accompanied by his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as well as the Queen, Prince Harry and Michael and Carole Middleton attended The Derby which is known to attract large crowds.

 

Aside from the exciting horseracing that takes place at the Epsom Downs, the venue also hosts family fun days and is
ideal for small scale and medium scale events. Food and hospitality services are of top-notch quality and so is the service at Epsom Downs.

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