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Horse racing at Epsom
Epsom racecourse is situated on the North Downs in Surrey and best known for being the home of the Derby, the three-year-old colts’ Classic. It also stages the fillies’ equivalent, the Oaks, as well as the Group 1 Coronation Cup for horses aged four and older at it’s prestigious meeting in June which attracts worldwide coverage. Horse racing was first held on the Downs way back in 1661 and the venue has has a crowd capacity of 130,000. The undulations of the track make it a unique test for thoroughbred horses. Epsom Downs is owned by the Jockey Club, has enjoyed a long association with the British Royal Family with the Queen attending most years for the Derby.
Excellent Epsom betting tips on offer at Hurdle Bet
The big two-day meeting that comes under the Hurdle Bet spotlight is in June. We give exceptional Epsom betting tips for punters on all the top flat races. Headlining the opening day is the Oaks, the three-year-old Classic contest for fillies run over 1m 4f. Sun Princess won a by a record 12 lengths in 1983, whilst Aidan O’Brien has been the most successful trainer in recent times. The Ballydoyle handler has won the Oaks on six occasions since 1998, including the last two runnings, so whatever he saddles in this year’s renewal commands the utmost respect. O’Brien also has a tremendous record the the Derby, the three-year-old colts’ Classic which takes place on the second day. He has saddled three of the last five winners and won the race five times in total, including with the magnificent Galileo back 2001. Shergar (1981) and Sea The Stars (2009) are other superstars, who put in stunning performances to win the 1m 4f contest. Get the edge with the best Epsom betting tips on the Classics and supporting card right here on Hurdle Bet.