The Derby Festival (Epsom Derby)

Epsom, United Kingdom

Annual Event

Friday 31st May 2024 - Saturday 1st June 2024
Epsom Downs Racecourse
Horse Racing

The Epsom Derby 2022

Renowned for being one of the most highly anticipated events in the horse racing calendar,The Epsom Derby Festival returns for 2022. Classic races attract world-famous thoroughbreds and top-class jockeys for unmissable action. Chartering a helicopter to Epsom will make the day even more memorable.
  • Welcoming Her Majesty The Queen for almost 70 years
  • The Investec Oaks and The Derby mark two of Britain's five racing 'Classics'
  • The Derby - Britain's richest flat race, run over 1 mile 4 furlongs

Attracting the most elite members of society, there is no excuse not to attend the Epsom Derby 2022.

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Getting to The Epsom Derby


The glamorous event marks a real highlight in the social calendar, so a stylish arrival by Epsom helicopter is a must. Getting to the Epsom Derby in a chartered helicopter is fast, luxurious and easy - the perfect way to exceed your VIP guests’ expectations before the event has even started.

  • Direct transport to the Epsom Downs.
  • Beat the traffic and travel quickly.
  • Fly from any destination in the UK.

Secure an Epsom helicopter charter to The Derby Festival through Get Heli.

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How much does a helicopter to the Epsom Derby cost? Enquire now


For an estimated cost, fill out a quick enquiry form. Simply input the departure location, date, number of guests and whether a return trip is needed. Once the firm request is submitted, receive competitive quotes for helicopters to the Epsom Derby from vetted operators.

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More information about The Derby

What is Epsom Derby day?

One of the most prestigious horse racing events in the country, Epsom Derby Day is the ultimate test of a thoroughbred’s speed and stamina. The Epsom Derby is open to three year old colts and fillies, with a prize of over £850,650 going to the winner.

History of the Epsom Derby

With races dating back as far as 1661, the Epsom Derby has a long and rich history. Annual races began in the 1930s, but it was at a social gathering in 1778 that Sir Charles Bunbury and the 12th earl of Derby, Edward Stanley, together with their group, conceived ‘The Oaks’ - a race for three-year-old fillies.
Soon after, the race grew to include colts and fillies with an apparent coin toss giving the Earl of Derby the honor of naming the race after himself. Today, the Epsom Derby has grown into a weekend festival and one of the most elite horse races in the world.

When is Epsom Derby Day?

The annual Epsom Derby 2022 is held on the first weekend of June.  ‘Oaks Day’ or ‘ladies’ day’ is held on Friday 3rd June, with the infamous flat race held on Saturday 4th June.
Featuring seven races, including the ‘Greatest Flat Race in the World’, the Epsom Derby proves challenging thanks to its sharp inclines, rapid left-turns and undulating terrain.

What to do at the Epsom Derby?

While horse racing is undoubtedly the main event, what is Epsom Derby Day without its musical acts, fashionable spectators and top-class hospitality?
During the day, guests can dine in a choice of three restaurants situated at the Epsom Downs Racecourse, watch horses thunder down the Tattenham Straight from a private box or get a ticket to access enclosures, like the exclusive Moët & Chandon Terrace. Filled with glamour and prestige, consider chartering an Epsom helicopter to make your VIP’s event even more special.

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