Hundreds of thousands of people flock to the Epsom Downs Racecourse each year to experience the greatest Flat race in the world – the Investec Derby Festival.
But why does the Investec Derby hold that name? Is it because the Derby is the oldest of its kind? Because it has a pronounced downhill gradient and camber, which makes it one of the hardest tracks to complete?
The answer isn’t quite so simple, however. So we’ve compared the Investec Derby to some of the world’s most famous Flat races to give you a better idea of the caliber of the racecourse, and the Festival.