When is the Epsom Derby 2022? Date, start time, runners & antepost betting

All you need to know about the June Classic.


*Odds quoted on the widget are Future Racing/Antepost prices which means that if your selection does not run in the race for whatever reason, you will lose your stake under traditional antepost rules

Attention turns to next month’s Epsom Classics after the Guineas races at Newmarket more than lived up the hype.

The Epsom Derby is the pick of the season’s big contests on the Flat calendar in the United Kingdom, with a cheque for £850,650 going to winning connections.


Adayar was the 16/1 winner of last year’s renewal and the latest crop of three-year-olds are set to slug it out for a place in the history books.

You’ll find all the key details about the Epsom Derby including the date, start time and Paddy Power’s antepost odds below.


When is the Epsom Derby?

The 2022 renewal of the Epsom Derby is scheduled to take place at 4.30pm on Saturday, June 4. After being the subject of a late gamble, Adayar stormed to a 4½l victory in last year’s race. The son of Frankel also won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes – the first Derby winner in 20 years to achieve the feat – in his three-year-old campaign.

Which horses are running in the Epsom Derby?

A total of 43 horses still hold entries for the Epsom Derby ahead of the remaining forfeit stages and 48-hour declarations. The Queen’s leading fancy, Reach For The Moon, is out due to a training setback dashing hopes of a Platinum Jubilee victory. Luxembourg, the longtime antepost favourite, has also been ruled out after suffering a muscular injury.

Who is the favourite to win the Epsom Derby?

Sir Michael Stoute’s charge Desert Crown successfully tested his credentials with a thrilling victory in Thursday’s Dante Stakes at York, won last year by Hurricane Lane, to climb to the top of our antepost market.

Desert Crown The Derby (Antepost)

Galileo colt Stone Age attracted plenty of support after a 5½l victory in the Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown and is Ballydoyle’s new number one after Luxembourg was ruled out.

Stone Age The Derby (Antepost)

Aidan O’Brien also has Changingoftheguard prominent in our early betting after the son of Galileo comfortably beat Godolpin fancy New London in the Chester Vase.

Changingoftheguard The Derby (Antepost)

Piz Badile won the Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown at the start of April and that form has since been boosted by the second, Buckaroo, landing the Tetrarch Stakes earlier this month.

Piz Badile The Derby (Antepost)

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