Epsom Derby

Epsom Derby Betting 2012 - Hot favourite Camelot wins Derby

Aiden O’Brien's Camelot won the Epsom Derby by five lengths, adding the Classic to the 2000 Guineas the colt won in May. Camelot  was the odds-on favourite in Epsom Derby Odds for the showcase race and put on a fine performance in-front of a packed crowd.

Epsom Derby BettingThe Epsom Derby is without doubt the biggest race day of the summer in the UK and is one of the biggest horseracing betting events of the year. Derby betting is a 12 month event for the online bookmakers as there is a massive interest from the betting public. Epsom Derby Tips are common place in the run-up to the race day as everyone seems to think they have the answer to selecting the winner to the race.

The first race at the Downs took place in 1661 and continued until the summer of 1779 when the Derby was first run and one of the greatest sporting events of the English summer was established.

Epsom Derby Betting came into being due to Edward Smith Stanley, the 12th Earl of Derby, who organised a race for himself and his friends to race their three-year-old fillies over one and a half miles. He named it the Oaks after his estate. The race became so successful that the following year a new race was added for colts and fillies.

For a long time the Derby was held on the first Wednesday of June at Epsom Racecourse as it became a major event for the business people of London to take the day off to go to this great race. Nowadays the Derby takes place on the first Saturday in June.

Derby Betting

Derby Betting is a huge betting market with everyone who has an interest in horse racing wanting to have a bet on this magical race. Many people they will be holding Derby ante post betting tickets as this is a very popular way of getting the big fancies at a much bigger price by spotting the main players as a two year old and then getting on with the bookmakers.

The online bookmakers are very keen to attract new customers to their business and as such have excellent Derby free bet offers and all of these betting specials are available right here on this site and you can avail of these offers by simply clicking through to the bookmaker of your choice from this site.

Previous Winners

Take a look at the previous Epsom Derby Winners e.g. the jockeys and trainers who have enjoyed success at the Derby over the years as this gives you an indication of who will be in the running this year. Also check out the Epsom Derby Runners Form to see who is heading into the big race brimming with confidence.

Epsom Racecourse

Epsom Racecourse