When & What Time is The Investec Derby 2018? When is the race? Where is it? What time does the Derby Start? Everything you need to know The Investec Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse is one of the biggest racecourse meetings in the calendar. Hailed as one of the best flat races in the world, with a massive cash prize of £1.5m, the Derby is absolutely not to be missed! But let’s get to the important questions first! When is the Derby? The Investec Derby Day takes place on Saturday June 2nd, 2018. The Investec Derby Festival runs for two days in total, with Ladies’ Day kicking off the festivities on Friday June 1st. The 2017 Derby winner was Wings of Eagles. Derby folklore names such as Seabird, Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Shergar, Galileo have all featured at this prestigious event in the past. What time is the Derby? For those wondering when the Derby start time is, the first of seven races taking place will be at 2pm on Saturday 2nd June 2018. The main event, the Investec Derby race, kicks off at 4.30pm. which is one mile and two furlongs long. The final race of Derby Day takes place at 5:50pm. Can I still buy tickets? Tickets are still available to buy, but you’ll need to be quick – Derby Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse is one of the biggest events in the racing calendar and you’ll want to see why! Buy tickets online Five fun facts about the Investec Derby The first ever Derby race, the Oakes Stakes, was in 1779, won by a horse called Bridget. Eleanor became the first filly to win the Derby in 1801. King Edward VII owned the winner of the 1909 Derby, the horse’s name was Minoru. Sea Bird, who is regarded as the best Derby winner ever, won his first Derby in 1965. Alex Greaves was the first female jockey to ride in the Derby in 1996.