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Flamboyant Fashion for Men at the Epsom Derby Festival

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” use_border_color=”off” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.0.100″] If you are attending the Queen’s Stand on Investec Derby Day, men’s attire is full morning suit with top hat. For all other days of the festival the dress code in the Queen’s Stand is a jacket, collar and tie. A …

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Favourites for the Epsom Derby – Festival Fashion

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” _builder_version=”3.0.100″] If you are attending the Queen’s Stand on Investec Derby Day then there are strict rules for the dress code. Ladies must wear a formal day dress or tailored trouser suit with a hat or a substantial fascinator. For all other days …

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Epsom Derby: 21 Trainer Facts and Figures

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Derby Festival Trainers Facts and Figures 1          No horse trained in the United States has won the Epsom Derby and challengers from across the Atlantic are extremely rare. Iroquois, the 1881 winner, was the first US-bred horse to win the …

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The Oaks at Epsom

Derby Festival: History of The Oaks at Epsom

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] The Oaks at Epsom: Older than the Derby by a year, the Oaks was the brainchild of Johnny Burgoyne, a soldier, playwright and politician who married into Lord Derby’s family. Burgoyne had leased his mansion to his nephew, the 12th Earl of Derby, and persuaded the nobleman to …

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Epsom Derby Jockey

Epsom Derby Jockey Facts and Figures

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] 2017: Here are some fun facts and figures about jockeys at the Epsom Derby Festival: 1 The oldest winner of the Derby held annually at Epsom racecourse was jockey John Forth aged at least 60, on Frederick in 1829. He also had the distinction of having trained the winner as well as the runner-up, The Exquisite, with …

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Racing Legend Lester Piggott recalls 2,000 Guineas and Triple Crown Triumphs

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Piggott 2,000 Guineas: To mark the 60th anniversary since he claimed his first victory in the 2,000 Guineas aboard Crepello, Lester Piggott has spoken about that momentous year, 1957, during which he claimed no fewer than eight races which now make up the QIPCO British Champions Series. These include the King’s Stand …

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Racing Legend Willie Carson

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Willie Carson earned his place in racing folklore as a five-time champion jockey, but it was his achievements at Epsom Downs that really elevated the Scotsman into the public consciousness. Carson, who celebrated his 70th birthday on 16th November 2012, partnered four winners of both the Investec Derby and the Investec Oaks, with some of …

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