The Investec Derby Festival 2012 which takes place on the 1st and 2nd of June at Epson Downs, is the official opening to this year’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The Epsom Derby Festival will be set over two days with Investec Ladies’ Day on Friday the 1st of June and Investec Derby Day on Saturday the Second of June. The Derby Stakes kicked off in 1779 and was named after the 12thEarl. The Derby Race itself is widely regarded as the most important flat race in the UK with the winner pocketing £1.25 million pounds.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the II will attend the second day of the festival on which the Investec Derby itself will take place. This will be the official opening of the Jubilee weekend celebrations. The Queen’s filly, Set to Music, will run in the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup, which has been specially moved to Derby Day from its traditional Ladies Day (June 1) spot.
The Boisdale Enclosure, located next to the Queen’s stand on the Prince’s Lawn will be the most prestigious enclosures available throughout the Festival. The Boisdale exclusive facility will include a magnificent Whisky & Cigar Bar and an all-day complimentary Oyster & Champagne Bar. At the caviar reception Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 2002 champagne will be served. Lunch will be served inside the pavilion in which giant flat screen televisions will show all the racing action. There will also be a number of betting facilities within the Boisdale Endosure. After the racing action is over, the party will continue with more Champagne and cocktails and truly the ultimate Frank Sinatra tribute from Stephen Triffitt and his big band.