Epsom Derby

The Derby is Britain's richest horserace, where the world's best 3-year-old thoroughbreds do battle over 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 10 yards for the UK's richest equestrian prize.

It remains the race that everyone wants to win, as horses and riders push themselves to the limit around the unique and challenging course, and  boasts an unrivalled roll of honour, including legendary names such as Seabird, Nijinsky, Mill Reef and Shergar.

The Hill is the famous area at the centre of the racecourse and is usually the heart of the party as people flock to its unique carnival atmosphere. The fun runs all day with live music, market and funfair continuing on after racing. Amazingly, by joining the massed throngs on The Hill, it's possible to enjoy this spectacle for free.

Racing starts at 1:35, but by meeting early we can hope to get a good position for the group by the rails in full view of the action, and enjoy a picnic before the racing begins.

So, meet in the ticket hall at Guildford station from around 9:15am, in good time to get group saver tickets (around £10 each, return) for the 9:48 train to Tattenham Corner station, just yards from the racecourse.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Brilliantly Fantastic

    June 3, 2013

  • Caroline S

    Great day out ... and I actually won some money!!! :)

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Lee K.

    We thoroughly enjoyed it too. Thanks very much for organising it Mike

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Amanda

    I enjoyed it too - it was a fun day. Thank you Mike.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • cassandra

    Thanks Mike for organising this event, it was a great day out!

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sarah has been really ill last night so will have to give this a miss and be there for some tlc

    June 1, 2013

  • Mike C

    I've just sent a long email to all the "Yes" people which should answer all your questions :-)

    May 31, 2013

  • Paul S.

    I can now make it

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • Ian W.

    Sorry Mike, too much work and will not have time to take the whole day off, hence can no longer make it. Catch up soon

    May 29, 2013

    • Mike C

      No worries Ian- see you soon

      May 29, 2013

  • Paul S.

    Sorry can't make it now

    May 27, 2013

  • Angelina

    Very good idea!

    May 22, 2013

  • Angelina

    Hi, Mike! I definitely will be coming to see the horses. I have been waiting for a long time to attend. See you all!

    May 22, 2013

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