Race Day information Key timings, tickets & race schedule Gates open at 12:00 for the beginning of Epsom Downs’ racing Calendar. This mid-week race day is the perfect introduction for the season ahead with the feature race, the Investec Derby Trial, not only offering a prize pot of £50,000 but also gives a unique opportunity to the winner of an automatic entry into the Investec Derby itself. The card also boasts a number of valuable and competitive handicaps from which the winners are often horses to follow over the season. Tickets start from £16 when booking in advance and children under 18 go FREE when accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be booked online or by calling 0344 579 3012.