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

All you need to know about the June Classic.


*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

It’s all eyes on Epsom for the Derby as the most prestigious prize on the Flat is up for grabs.

The 2022 Epsom Derby is the pick of the season’s contests on the calendar in the United Kingdom, with a cheque for £909,628 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 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?

The following horses are currently set to run in the 2022 Epsom Derby after the 48-hour declaration stage.

Changingoftheguard (Wayne Lordan)
Desert Crown (Richard Kingscote)
El Habeeb (John Egan)
Glory Daze (Ronan Whelan)
Grand Alliance (Daniel Tudhope)
Hoo Ya Mal (David Probert)
Masekela (Jason Watson)
Nahanni (Adam Kirby)
Nations Pride (William Buick)
Piz Badile (Frankie Dettori)
Royal Patronage (Jason Hart)
Sonny Liston (Tom Marquand)
Star Of India (Seamie Heffernan)
Stone Age (Ryan Moore)
Walk Of Stars (James Doyle)
Westover (Rob Hornby)
West Wind Blows (Jack Mitchell)

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 market.

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.

Charlie Appleby has supplemented Nations Pride at a cost of £75,000 after impressing in a workout and leads Godolphin’s three-strong squad which is completed by Walk Of Stars and Nahanni.

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.

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.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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