What time is the Epsom Derby, will The Queen be there and who’s the favourite?


THE Epsom Derby is the biggest Flat race of the season.

Run over the stunning Surrey track and with thousands in attendance, it has been won by some of the best-known horses over the years.

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And with racing powerhouses Godolphin and Coolmore throwing their best at it again in 2022, expect another superstar to emerge.

But when exactly is the race, will Her Majesty be there and who should you be backing?

Sun Racing tackles all those questions below.

When is the Epsom Derby 2022?

The Epsom Derby takes place on Saturday, June 4.

It forms part of the two-day Cazoo Festival, with the Cazoo Oaks coming on the Friday.

The Epsom Derby will be run at 4.30pm.

The race will form part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Will The Queen be at the Epsom Derby?

Her Majesty, 96, has been going to the Epsom Derby for more than 70 years – but famously never won it with one of her horses.

However, her attendance at this year’s Derby remains up in the air.

Sun Racing told you how Her Majesty is already set to ditch her traditional Royal Procession before the racing at Royal Ascot.

She had always travelled before adoring fans in a horse-drawn carriage in previous years.

But next month she is said to be travelling from Windsor Castle to the racecourse by car instead.

Epsom bosses are said to be planning for The Queen to attend, but as things stand nothing has been confirmed.

Unfortunately Her Majesty will have no runners in this year’s race after her big chance, Reach For The Moon, was ruled out.

Who’s the Epsom Derby 2022 favourite?

As things stand Desert Crown, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained runner is 9-4 favourit, with Stone Age, trained by Aidan O’Brien, the 5-2 second-favourite.

Changingoftheguard, another O’Brien runner, is a general 8-1 chance, while Charlie Appleby’s Nations Pride could still be entered.

Frankie Dettori’s confirmed ride Piz Badile is also around 8-1.

Sun Racing expert Templegate will bring you his big tip the evening before the race.


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