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The Epsom Derby is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious flat horse races. It takes place annually in early June at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, England. The race is open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies and covers a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs, and 6 yards (2,420 meters). The purse for the race is several million pounds, attracting some of the best horses, jockeys, and trainers from around the world.
Visitors to the Epsom Derby can expect a festive atmosphere with plenty of food, drink, and entertainment. The attire for the event is typically formal, with many attendees donning elegant dresses and suits. Visitors should plan to arrive early and allow plenty of time for transportation and parking, as the event attracts a large crowd. Accommodations in the area may book up quickly, so visitors should make reservations well in advance.