2016 Derby Date
The date for the 2016 Epsom Derby is Saturday June 6th at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey. The Derby now always falls on the first Saturday in June as opposed to its old position on the first Wednesday in June. It was moved to Saturday to boost interest and viewing figures as the race was seen to be waining in the eyes of the public. That is a move that seems to have worked with the race once again one of the highlights of the summer and live coverage on the Channel 4 bringing the race to the masses.
The Derby Meeting itself will actually last for two days over Friday 3rd - Saturday 4th June with the big race taking place on the Saturday. The Friday will see 'Ladies Day' take place with the finest fillies around will take place in the feature race of the day 'The Oaks'. The two days are packed full of top class races and the scramble for tickets is always popular so anyone wishing to head to Epsom is advised to get in early.