The Epsom Derby 2020 (sometimes called the Investec Derby) is a two-day horse-racing. This is the most viewable race in Britain and the most prestigious of the five Classics. It is run at Epsom Downs racecourse over a mile and a half for three-year-old colts and fillies, with this year’s contest due off at 4.55pm on Saturday, July 4. Below, NFRUpdates.com let you know how to live stream the entire 2020 Epsom Derby, including the Princess Elizabeth Stakes and Diomed Stakes, for free online.
The Epsom Oaks is run over the same distance but is only open to three-year-old fillies. That race takes place the same day at 3.40pm. The Derby normally takes place on the first Saturday in June, but it was moved this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure it could be held safely.
When is the Epsom Derby?
Ladies’ Day kicked off the event yesterday but the real fun and thrill starts today on Derby Day. The first race of the day begins at 2pm. The world’s greatest flat race, the Epsom Derby, will take place at 4.30pm. The Derby will conclude with The Investec Asset Management Stakes at 5.50pm.
How to watch the Epsom Derby 2020 live online?
There are a few options available for you, to watch the Epsom Derby 2020 live streaming.
If you live in the UK, you can watch a live stream of the horse races on the ITV Hub on your computer. You will need to log in with or create an ITV account in order to stream the races.
The ITV Hub is also available on Android and Apple mobile devices, meaning you can watch it live on your phones and tablets. You will also find the ITV Hub on the Amazon and Windows App Store.
Apple TV and Amzon Fire TV owners will not be left out, and also have the option to download the ITV Hub. It can also be found on YouView boxes and Samsung Smart TVs.
How to watch the 2020 Epsom Derby free on UK TV
ITV will be showing both days of the Epsom Derby live on ITV Hub from 1:30 PM BST. You can also watch the full Epsom Derby on Racing TV. However, this costs £24.98 per month. Unless you already subscribe, we don’t recommend using it, as the Epsom Oaks is being shown elsewhere for free.
Where else can I stream the 2020 Epsom Oaks online
The Epsom Derby might be held in England but it has fans all over the world. Take a look below to find out which networks are showing this event in your country:
The Oaks Stakes will be shown on NBCSN, along with every other Epsom Derby race. There’s no need to worry if you don’t have cable, as several over-the-top streaming platforms allow you to watch NBCSN online. You can log in with a fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, or YouTube TV account. Although these services tend to be fairly expensive (around $40 USD per month), they all include a free trial that’s long enough to stream the 2019 Epsom Derby in its entirety. Just remember to cancel afterwards so your payment method isn’t charged.
Canadian racing fans can live stream of every Epsom Derby race including the Oaks Stakes, Zebra Handicap Stakes, and Woodcote EBF Stakes on CBC Gem. Coverage will run from 9–11AM ET each day, but there won’t be any highlights or replays afterwards, so we recommend starting the stream a few minutes early to make sure you don’t miss anything.
In Australia, these races will be shown exclusively on Sky Racing at 10PM AEST. Unfortunately, while Foxtel and Fetch both offer subscriptions that include this channel, neither allows you to stream it online. Instead, you’ll have to pay $5 AUD for a daily Sky Racing pass.
Even if we haven’t mentioned your country above, there’s still a good chance that you can watch this event online. Below, we’ll list every confirmed international broadcaster for this year’s Epsom Oaks.
- Ireland: Virgin Media One (free to watch, no registration required)
- Middle East & North Africa: Dubai Racing Channel, Al Kass (free and not geo-restricted, but we still recommend using a VPN to reduce the risk of ISP throttling)
- Poland: TVP (free to watch, no registration required)
- Russia: Match TV (free live stream, but difficult to access as most VPNs no longer offer Russian servers due to privacy concerns)
- Scandinavia: TV Maritim Norge AS (free, no account required)
What are the Investec Derby and Oaks, and why are they so important?
The Investec Derby is one of the biggest and most prestigious global races, with a rich history dating back to Diomed’s win in 1780.
The Derby and Oaks are a unique test of the thoroughbred, requiring a rare blend of speed, stamina and good balance to negotiate the undulating terrain and camber in the home straight. As the races are restricted to three-year-olds, you only get one shot at glory.
The Derby is the most illustrious prize in British racing and perhaps even the world when you take into account the value of the winner from a breeding perspective. Geldings cannot run, so victory at Epsom launches a future stallion career to breed the next generation of Derby prospects.
Who is running in the 2020 Investec Derby?
The runners and riders for the Derby are not yet fully confirmed but English King and Kameko are the market leaders. English King won the Derby Trial at Lingfield for trainer Ed Walker and will be ridden by Frankie Dettori. Kameko won the Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket for Andrew Balding and will be partnered by Oisin Murphy.
Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien tends to have a number of runners in the race, with this year’s leading possibles being Russian Emperor, Vatican City and Mogul.
Who is running in the 2020 Investec Oaks?
Like the Investec Derby, the runners and riders for the Oaks are not yet fully confirmed but Love and Frankly Darling are at the top of the market.
Love is trained by Aidan O’Brien and won the Qipco 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket under Ryan Moore.
Frankly Darling is trained by John Gosden and will be ridden by Frankie Dettori. She won the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. Gosden and Dettori also won the race last year with Anapurna, and in 2017 with dual Arc winner Enable.
Which horses have won the Derby?
Last year’s race was won by Anthony Van Dyck for Aidan O’Brien, who was enjoying his record-equalling seventh success in the race. His first Derby win came with leading sire Galileo on 2001.
Perhaps the most famous Derby winner was Shergar in 1981, and his ten-length winning margin remains the longest in the race’s history.
Nijinsky, who struck in 1970, is another of the epic winners through the years – he remains the last horse to claim the Triple Crown of the 2,000 Guineas, Derby and St Leger.
Who should I back?
The question everybody wants answered!
Make sure you keep checking the Racing Post website, mobile app and newspaper for all our expert betting advice and news in the run-up to the big meeting.