The most famous Flat race in the world is set to take place at Epsom today – and you won’t want to miss a second of the action.
The 2023 Derby looks set to be one of the most wide-open renewals in recent history after the various trials failed to throw up a standout horse, but there are plenty of fascinating storylines waiting to be written.
Lingfield Derby Trial scorer Military Order is bidding to emulate his big bro Adayar by landing the Classic, which would make them the first pair of full brothers to win the race in more than 100 years.
Frankie Dettori is chasing a third Derby victory in his final season in the saddle and his mount, Arrest, is a live chance after crushing his rivals in the Chester Vase.
Sir Michael Stoute trained last year’s first past the post, Desert Crown, and he has supplemented Dante third Passenger for an eye-watering £85,000 fee in a bid to make it back-to-back winners.
Speaking of trainers, Aidan O’Brien would pull off one of the all-time great training feats if Auguste Rodin can bounce back from last month’s shocker in the 2000 Guineas, with the Ballydoyle master seeking a record-extending ninth victory in the Derby.
So, the big question, how can you watch this year’s Epsom Classic?
Enter, Uncle Paddy! That’s right, the big man’s got your back with a completely free live stream for the Derby.
Just head to the Paddy Power website or the Paddy Power app and sign up or log in. Once you’ve done that, find the Derby betting page and click the button that says ‘Watch Live’.
You don’t even have to place a bet to watch along!
The start time for the Derby has been moved forward to 1:30pm to avoid clashing with the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United.
Good old Uncle Paddy’s also stuck enough coins in the meter to live stream the big match at Wembley if that takes your fancy!
Saturday, June 3
12:50: Betfred Diomed Stakes (Group 3)
1:30: Betfred Derby (Group 1)
2:10: Princess Elizabeth Stakes (Group 3)
2:45: Aston Martin 3YO Dash Handicap
3:20: Aston Martin Dash Handicap (Heritage Handicap)
3:55: Betfred Lester Piggott Handicap
4:30: Rio Ferdinand Foundation Northern Dancer Handicap
5:05: JRA Tokyo Trophy Handicap
Saturday’s Racing Tips
- Paddy’s ultimate Cheat Sheet for Epsom Derby day
- Ruby Walsh’s slick picks for Derby day at Epsom
- Matt Chapman’s Saturday selections on Derby day at Epsom
- Jason Weaver’s wily ITV Racing Wagers for Derby day at Epsom
- Mick Fitzgerald’s Flutters for Derby day at Epsom