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Epsom Derby Betting: Your Complete Guide To The Best Tips & Offers

While many novice punters may think the country’s most prestigious race lands in Cheltenham or the Grand National, it is in fact the Derby which provides the richest winnings, the most colourful history and one of the most exciting races on the planet.

Betting on the Epsom Derby done by millions each year, and at Freebets we continue to study the form to give you the best chance of winning.

Below you’ll find our complete guide to the Derby, including how to claim the best Epsom Derby free bets, top tips and the latest Derby odds.

Epsom Derby Betting Offers

The Epsom Derby has a history dating back to 1780 making it one of the most illustrious races in the world of horse racing.

It’s the biggest of the five British Classics and has a prize pot of £1.5million, with £850,650 going to the winner. That draws some of the best horses in the sport and creates one of the most thrilling races of the season.

This year it takes place on June 1, and is a race no punter should miss out on. So what’re you waiting for? Bet on the Epsom Derby 2019 today!

Epsom Derby Odds

The Derby is still a little while away but that hasn’t stopped many of the UK’s top bookmakers laying their marker early with the favourites.

The odds will change as the Classics start in May, with Epsom the fourth of five, ahead of the St Leger in September.

Currently, Too Darn Hot leads the charge according to William Hill with odds of 5/2, while Japan, Dubai Warrior and Broome are also being hotly tipped by many experts.

You’ll find the market with most bookmakers already in the Antepost or Futures section of the site. Coral are currently pricing the favourites as follows:

Too Darn Hot – 6/1  Bet365

Japan – 7/1 888Sport

Al Hilalee – 12/1 Coral

Anthony Van Dyck – 12/1 Paddy Power

Broome – 12/1 Ladbrokes

Dubai Warrior – 12/1  Coral

Line Of Duty – 16/1 Betfred

Madhmoon – 16/1 Bet365

Magna Grecia – 16/1 Boylessport

Quorto – 16/1 Moplay

Epsom Derby Enhanced Odds

As the Derby betting hots up more and more bookies will begin to offer enhanced odds on the favourites to win the race.

The likes of Ladbrokes, bet365 and Paddy Power all regularly offer enhanced odds on major races, boosting the price of the top contenders to give you a bigger payout.

For example, a bookmaker may boost Too Darn Hot’s price to 7/1 in an attempt to draw more punters in. And they’re well worth taking advantage of.

We expect more to fall in the weeks approaching June 1, and we’ll make sure we bring you all the very best Epsom Derby enhanced odds opportunities.

Epsom Derby Free Bets

Similarly, the Derby weekend always sees bookies offering free bets and we’ll include many of them within our Epsom Derby previews and predictions.

Most bookies offer welcome bonuses and no deposit free bets perfect for playing on the Derby, whether playing the antepost odds or the SP.

bet365 are currently offering up to £100 in betting credits to new customers, ideal for Derby betting, while 888sport are giving away up to £30 in free bets when making a first deposit.

You can find all our favourite betting offers on our Free Bets page so head over and get your free wager to place on the Derby.

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Epsom Derby Betting Tips

With the racecard yet to be confirmed you won’t find a great deal of Epsom Derby Tips currently. Our previews will be delivered in the weeks building up to June 1, although it is still worth taking the information below into account before you bet.

Find The Best Value

Not every bookmaker offers the same odds, so it’s important to shop around if you’re looking to bet on a particular horse.

While one may be offering odds of 3/1, another may offer 7/2. You may find enhanced odds on a horse with one bookmaker, but not with others.

If you want the very best odds, you have to look at markets with multiple bookmakers.

Examine The Form

You wouldn’t back a team that has lost their last five when betting on football, so why would you in horse racing?

Studying the form of horses, alongside how they have fared on various surfaces and across different distances will allow you to make a more educated prediction on how a horse will fare.

Listen To Pundits, Previews and Trainers

In the run up to Epsom, you’ll find dozens of news articles and previews building up to the race and they’ll offer plenty of inside information you’d otherwise not receive.

Listening to trainers and how their horses are doing in the build up to the race is always useful, while many tipsters will be close to certain stables.

At Freebets we’ll bring you our own top tips, which are worth keeping your eye out for on our horse racing page.

Former Epsom Derby Winners

Epsom has a long history of winners as you’d imagine, with many names written into the race’s folklore.

The likes of Lester Piggott, Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor are legends of the Derby having won a record number of times as jockey or owners.

Below you’ll find the last 10 years of winners alongside their jockey…

  • 2018 – Massar, William Buick
  • 2017 – Wings of Eagles, Padraig Beggy
  • 2016 – Harzand, Pat Smullen
  • 2015 – Golden Horn, Frankie Dettori
  • 2014 – Australia, Joseph O’Brien
  • 2013 – Ruler of the World, Ryan Moore
  • 2012 – Camelot, Joseph O’Brien
  • 2011 – Pour Moi, Mickael Barzalona
  • 2010 – Workforce, Ryan Moore
  • 2009 – Sea the Stars, Michael Kinane

Epsom Derby Racecard Of Today

Racecards have developed significantly over the years and today will tell you all the information you need to know before placing a bet.

It’s incredibly important to read a racecard before placing a bet as you’ll find information about form, weight, jockey, owners and more, enabling you to make more informed decisions about where your money goes.

You can view this information on any horse racing racecard today with the following symbols useful to understand:


  • 1-9: The numbers on a racecard signify a horse’s finishing position in previous races.
  • 0: A zero means the horse finished outside the top nine.
  • -: A dash separates seasons.
  • P: This means the horse pulled up in a previous race.
  • F: This indicates the horse fell previously
  • R: This means the horse refused to race or take a fence.
  • BD: The horse was brought down by another horse.
  • U: The horse previously unseated the rider.


  • C: The horse has won a race on this course before.
  • D: The horse has won over the same distance before.
  • CD: The horse has won over the same course and distance before.
  • BF: this shows the horse has been favourite in a race before and was beaten.

Epsom Derby Live Streaming

Most bookmakers have the ability to offer live streaming on the Epsom Derby as well as many other races each and every day.

All you need to do is place a qualifying bet and you’ll be able to stream the race from your mobile browser, betting app or desktop.

To find the best bookmakers to play with and live stream, visit our Bookmakers Page.

Below you’ll find some of the more commonly asked questions surrounding Epsom Derby betting.

Epsom Derby Betting Odds Q&A

Most bookmakers will largely have similar odds to each other, although you can always find value.

To find the bookmakers with the best odds it’s purely about shopping around. However, you will find a number of enhanced odds opportunities for the Epsom Derby. Visit our Enhanced Odds Offers Page to find all the latest ahead of June 1st.
Lester Piggott has won the most Derbys with nine wins between 1954 and 1983. His last win came on Teenoso, although he won a number more Classics up until his retirement.
You’ll find many bookmakers offer brilliant free bets ahead of the Derby, with many coming out of nowhere to surprise you.

Previously, Paddy Power, William Hill and Coral have all offered great betting offers, but it’s always worth checking our free bets page for the very best free bet and no deposit free bet offers.