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Epsom Derby Tips

The Epsom betting tips page with all the Epsom Racecourse facts to assist you with your tipping and Epsom betting. If you want to be on the right side of your wagers check out all the stats and facts below.

There will be informative horse racing tips from OLBG members with plenty of helpful advice that will assist all punters, whether you are a novice or an expert.

The OLBG Army of Tipsters will be providing their best bets for this event.
In the meantime check out the content below for more information about betting on this event.

Epsom Racecourse Guide

Epsom Downs is the home of two classics, with the Oaks and the Derby being run on consecutive days in June. Epsom stages around 11 race days a season including a few Thursday evenings during the summer.

Highlights: The two-day Derby meeting in early June also features the Coronation Cup, a Group 1 race for older middle-distance horses. In total Epsom has 5 Group races and 2 Listed races. 

Type of Racing: Flat racing only.

TV Channel: Racing TV & ITV (Oaks & Derby meeting)

Bookmaker Streaming Services are Available from Paddy Power, Betfair and William Hill.

If you are going to Derby day or any of the Epsom race days then why not download the OLBG app to get all the latest Derby tips and Epsom tips at the track?

* All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Epsom

Epsom Outright Favourite Statistics

  • Flat Handicaps: 52-192 (27%) -26.76
  • Flat Non-Handicaps: 13-35 (37%) -8.70

Epsom Downs Racecourse Map

Left-handed, twelve furlongs undulating with a downhill turn into the home straight which has a left camber towards the far rail.

Epsom Racecourse Address: Epsom Downs, Epsom KT18 5LQ

Epsom Racecourse Telephone: 01372 726311

To buy tickets for a race day at Epsom, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.

Epsom Downs Flat Racecourse Map
Epsom Downs Flat Racecourse Map

Derby Tips From Epsom Racecourse

The undulating one-mile and four-furlong distance some think is not an ideal surface for the thoroughbred, and we can think of several courses that would be more suited to holding the Classics.

Ultimately though Epsom does provide a true test for a middle-distance thoroughbred requiring all the attributes, balance, speed and stamina.

Results can be a little unpredictable especially with horses visiting Epsom for the first time, encountering the sharp bends, the switchback course turns left and right, undulations, uphill and downhill, and in the final furlong cambers to the inside rail.

To get victories over distances greater than a mile at Epsom you need a balanced horse who can handle the undulations and quirks of Epsom, it can be a stop-start. Speedy types can go off too quickly and then fade.

Around the turns, you need to hold your position and not run too wide, then into the home straight you can challenge wider.

The top Irish jockeys who come to England for the Group races seem to study the track knowing it has quirks and they reap the benefits.

The five-furlong track is the fastest sprint track in the UK as the course unlike most other courses is downhill all the way, if you take a look at past five-furlong races, especially the Epsom Dash at the Derby meeting you can see how quickly they go time-wise, sprinters who run well in this race are worth following as the season progresses.

Check Epsom tips from OLBG members who will have tipped and commented on the races, also remember to head over to the racing predictions page for tips on racing from other racecourses today.

Epsom Derby Meeting

Here is the 2025 schedule for the two-day Epsom Derby Festival, each race will be linked to the race blog and detail last year's winner in the table below.

Epsom Derby Festival races for Friday 6th June 2025

RaceLast WinnerInfo
Woodcote Stakes
Teej A (IRE)
2yo - 7/2
K R Burke
Clifford Lee
Trustatrader Handicap
Two Tempting (IRE)
5yo - 12/1
Jonathan Portman
David Egan
Coronation Cup
Luxembourg (IRE)
5yo - 9/4
A P OBrien
Ryan Moore
Betfred Handicap
Bolster (GB)
4yo - 5/1
K R Burke
Pierre-Louis Jamin
Epsom Oaks
Ezeliya (FR)
3yo - 13/2
D K Weld
Chris Hayes
Surrey Stakes
Evade (FR)
3yo - 10/1
Archie Watson
Oisin Murphy
Tattenham Handicap
Rhoscolyn (GB)
6yo - 9/1
David OMeara
James Doyle

Epsom Derby Festival races for Saturday 7th June 2025

RaceLast WinnerInfo
Lester Piggott Handicap
Persica (IRE)
3yo - 9/2
Richard Hannon
Sean Levey
Princess Elizabeth Stakes
Breege (GB)
4yo - 5/1
John & Sean Quinn
Jason Hart
Diomed Stakes
Royal Scotsman (IRE)
4yo - 17/2
Paul & Oliver Cole
Jamie Spencer
Epsom 3yo Dash
Blue Storm (GB)
3yo - 8/1
Gemma Tutty
Rossa Ryan
Epsom Dash
Dream Composer (FR)
6yo - 6/1
James Evans
Joe Leavy
Epsom Derby
City Of Troy (USA)
3yo - 3/1
A P OBrien
Ryan Moore
Northern Dancer Handicap
Relentless Voyager (GB)
4yo - 7/1
Andrew Balding
Oisin Murphy
JRA Tokyo Trophy Handicap
Misty Grey (IRE)
7yo - 7/1
David OMeara
Rossa Ryan

Epsom Draw Bias

Backing stall 4 at Epsom over a trip of 7f is the most profitable stall and trip combination at Epsom returning an LSP of +30.28 over the last five years. For the least profitable stall at Epsom, you need to look at races over 7f and focus on stall 5 as this has produced an LSP of -47.75 over the last five years.

Here we have the draw bias for Epsom taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.

  • Sprints (5f to 7½f)
  • Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)

The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve-runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.

Epsom Jockey and Trainer Statistics

Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Epsom?

Following G L Moore would have returned a profit here at Epsom with an LSP of +21.13 and their ten winners have them at the head of the profitable trainers' list. J R Boyle does lead the trainers' list overall with eighteen winners but shows an overall loss. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which trainer is best to follow at Epsom and that would be George Boughey who shows the best eachway LSP which is +21.32 thanks to their eleven placings (seven winners). P M Phelan does not have a great record at Epsom, their LSP of -41.00 has them stone dead bottom of the trainers' list, which has come from zero winners from forty-one runners which is a 0% strike rate.

William Buick has produced a total of seventeen winners at Epsom racecourse and with an LSP of +13.00, they top the winner's list for jockeys who also show a profit. If you are looking for a jockey to follow in the eachway market then it is William Carson who leads the way at Epsom, they have had a total of ten placings which includes four winners over the previous five for an eachway LSP of +38.31. The jockey with the worst record at Epsom based on LSP is Pat Cosgrave who has only an 11% strike rate with six winners from fifty-seven rides which have returned an LSP of -35.54.

Epsom Picks & Hints

Here are some factors at Epsom for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

  • 6-13 (46%) +14.00 - Backing B D L Sayette rides when on horses aged 3yo
  • 5-9 (56%) +12.68 - Backing William Buick rides when on horses aged 2yo

Epsom Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Epsom based on the number of winners:

  • 7 Wins: Charlie Appleby & William Buick
  • 6 Wins: J H M Gosden & L Dettori
  • 5 Wins: J R Boyle & Charlie Bennett

Epsom Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

G L Moore57-10-21+21.13+18.33
Charlie Appleby33-10-15+19.30+6.09
J H M Gosden35-8-14+3.15-3.31
A P O'Brien47-7-15+13.10+1.27
Ian Williams45-7-17+15.08+15.59
Roger Varian37-7-13+11.45+9.24
George Boughey28-7-11+32.38+21.32
W R Muir26-5-12+3.00+1.13
M Appleby20-5-8+19.83+10.09
J J Quinn19-5-8+9.45+3.22

Epsom Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

William Buick68-17-34+13.00+7.17
Ryan Moore40-8-16+1.98-4.42
B D L Sayette33-8-16+3.83+1.52
L Dettori26-8-13+9.65+2.31
Andrea Atzeni41-7-19+34.50+24.33
Callum Shepherd34-7-13+18.75+8.89
Jason Hart31-7-14+9.95+7.00
Rhys Clutterbuck42-6-17+17.38+9.86
Pat Dobbs20-5-10+4.28+2.93
R Dawson16-5-7+15.25+9.41

With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Epsom Racecourse which includes the favourite statistics, draw bias and the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using results from HorseRaceBase.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of horse racing. He has a thorough understanding of the sport, from analyzing complex statistical data to being part of a winning syndicate at the Cheltenham Festival. Andy is responsible for managing the horse racing trend blogs on OLBG.
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