The Investec Derby Festival has drawn in the crowds since it was first established in 1780, with up to 125,000 fans set to grace Epsom Downs Racecourse for the two-day event held annually on the first Friday and Saturday of June.
Combining the legendary The Oaks, also known as Ladies Day, on Friday 1st and the world’s greatest flat race on Saturday 2nd June, it’s no wonder that this is the most prestigious of the summer’s horse racing calendar.
A plethora of quintessentially British hospitality experiences are on offer to reflect the event’s traditional history.
Yet as a new demographic of guests emerges – under 30’s who are time rich, sociable and enjoy fun and camaraderie – hospitality specialists Keith Prowse identified a gap in the market to provide fresh experiences for this younger generation of event-goers.
The Winning Post puts the guest experience first and right at the heart of the action.
Accommodated in a contemporary and modern structure, guests enjoy unrivalled views of the racing opposite the Royal Box, situated adjacent to the rails and next to the Finishing Line.
The ever popular and on trend cocktails (and mocktails) are served upon arrival, accompanied by a sumptuous three course lunch and afternoon tea. A DJ commences live music after the last race has concluded as The Winning Post hosts the official hospitality after-party.
While The Winning Post celebrates the contemporary and is hugely popular among new and emerging audiences, there is no less demand for the more traditional hospitality experiences at the Investec Derby Festival.
With a menu designed and delivered by world class chef Albert Roux OBE, Chez Roux @ Blue Riband is located in the prestigious Queen’s Stand as is the eponymous Derby Suite, which offers guests a five-course menu and is the height of luxury to enjoy this most British of events.
The Duchess’s Stand accommodates the intimate and elegant Downs View Suite, which affords spectacular views of the racecourse, parade ring and the winner’s enclosure.
The glass fronted Tattenham Straight structure, located within its own enclosure, is the more informal offering. Serving much-loved Pimm’s, a plated three course lunch and afternoon tea, guests benefit from the energy and atmosphere of the final furlong of the racetrack.
The Investec Derby delivers the highest quality experiences on and off the track, with Keith Prowse serving hospitality options to suit everyone at this iconic and timeless event.