Investec Derby Festival Proves Popular Again

Ladies' Day also draws the crowds

Investec Derby Day on Saturday  saw the number of ticketed racegoers come to around 36,000, in line with the sold-out 2018 Investec Derby Day.

The Queen’s Stand, Lonsdale, and Upper Tattenham Enclosures were all sold out again on Saturday.

100m from the post (Pic – Laura Wootton / Twitter) 

Tens of thousands more watched the 240th Investec Derby, the premier Classic and Britain’s richest race, from The Hill, enjoying a splendid sunny afternoon.

Friday’s Investec Ladies’ Day had an excellent attendance of just over 28,000.

This was about 2,000 more than in 2018, with The Queen’s Stand once again sold out.

The sun broke through in mid-afternoon to put the final touches to an excellent afternoon of racing featuring the fillies’ Classic, the Investec Oaks, and the G1 Investec Coronation Cup.

Have Your Say - *Please Use Your Name & Surname

Comments Policy
The Sporting Post encourages readers to comment in the spirit of enlightening the topic being discussed, to add opinions or correct errors. All posts are accepted on the condition that the Sporting Post can at any time alter, correct or remove comments, either partially or entirely.

All posters are required to post under their actual name and surname – no anonymous posts or use of pseudonyms will be accepted. You can adjust your display name on your account page or to send corrections privately to the EditorThe Sporting Post will not publish comments submitted anonymously or under pseudonyms.

Please note that the views that are published are not necessarily those of the Sporting Post.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments



Popular Posts

Kabelo’s Ride Of The Day!

Just a month after celebrating their maiden Gr1 success together, trainer Robyn Klaasen and owner Stincky Pooe raised a toast to jockey Kabelo Matsunyane who produced the ride of his life to keep the favourite Purple Pitcher rolling down the long Turffontein straight to score a heart-stopping victory in the TAB Gr1 SA Derby

Read More »

Seventh Heaven!

A decision to sidestep a possible SA Triple Tiara crown and rather take on mixed age opposition in the TAB Gr1 Empress Club Stakes at Turffontein, paid dividends for Mike de Kock and the connections when Gimme A Nother kept her perfect record intact and made it 7 from 7

Read More »