Epsom Derby 2022: Full list of runners and riders with more than £1m up for grabs

The first Saturday of June marks the day of the Epsom Derby, with huge crowds of 125,000 expected on the downs.

With five Classic races on show, the main event is no doubt the Derby itself – slap-bang in the middle of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

We are down to the final 18 horses now, after the latest set of scratchings has been revealed.

Last year’s race saw Adayar shoot to victory on odds of 16-1, much to the delight of jockey Adam Kirby and trainer Charlie Appleby.

It was the second time trainer Appleby had won in four years after Masar streaked to victory in 2018.

It had been hoped that Her Majesty the Queen would be at the Derby, but this is now thought not to be the case – instead, she’s likely to spend time with grandson Prince Harry, his wife Meghan Markle and their children, as Lilibet turns one on Saturday June 4.

Epsom Derby 2022 start time

Her Majesty will is not expected to be in attendance at the Epsom Derby this year – seen here with Prince Philip in 2012
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The Epsom Derby 2022 is due to start at 4:30pm on June 4.

The first race on the card is scheduled for 2pm the same afternoon and aces will also be held on Friday June 3.

The main race featuring on Friday is the Oaks, where three-year-old fillies will compete in a Classic race of the same length as the Derby.

While the Derby can be raced by three-year-old fillies it is very rare. Instead, it is usually run by three-year-old colts. Despite this, the Derby has been won by six fillies in the past, although the last one was in 1916.

Runners and riders in the Epsom Derby 2022

Never Say Die is led in after winning the 1954 Derby

Never Say Die is led in after winning the 1954 Derby
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The full list of runners and riders for the Epsom Derby this year is below, along with some of the latest odds from Coral.

Please gamble responsibly and remember these odds are subject to change.

13-8 Desert Crown

7-2 Stone Age

6 Nations Pride

9 Changingoftheguard

Piz Badile

14 Walk Of Stars

16 Nahanni


Star Of India

25 Royal Patronage

The Queen has been known to enjoy the racing at Epsom in the past

The Queen has been known to enjoy the racing at Epsom in the past
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33 Sonny Liston

West Wind Blows

50 Masekela

66 Grand Alliance

100 Glory Daze

150 Hoo Ya Mal

200 El Habeeb

How much is the Epsom Derby worth?

The Epsom Derby is worth an enormous £1.5 million, with the winner riding off into the sunset with a handy £850,000.

Just coming sixth still comes with a tasty £20,000.

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