Epsom Downs Racecourse

Epsom Downs Racecourse
Epsom Downs, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5LQ
  • Telephone 01372 726311
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  • Website www.epsomderby.co.uk
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This Grade one racecourse is best known for hosting the Epsom Derby. The first recorded race was held here in 1661 although there is evidence that racing had taken place much earlier. It was here in 1913 that suffragette Emily Davison threw herself in front of King George V's horse Anmer, as a result of which she died four days later.

In 2009 the racecourse opened the new Duchess's Stand with a capacity of 11,000. It can be used for banqueting, conferences and exhibitions.

Epsom Station is connected by both South West Trains and Southern Trains with connections to London Waterloo and London Victoria. There is a 10 minute taxi or bus ride from the station, with a shuttle bus service on racedays. Tattenham Corner Station is about half a mile walk to the racecourse, while Epsom Downs Station is about one mile away. Metrobus operates a 460, 480 and 406F service from Epsom Town Centre to Tattenham Corner Station.