Epsom Derby 2022 live stream: How can I watch Jubilee weekend meeting for FREE on TV in UK today?
The Derby live stream: how to watch the 2022 Epsom Downs race for free – runners, tips, start time
How to watch Epsom Derby 2022: TV channel, start time and live stream
The 2022 Derby – the most prestigious of the five Classics and the richest flat horse racing in the UK – returns to Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday 4th June. The two-day festival starts on Friday, but the showpiece Derby itself is on Saturday, with a start time of 4.30pm, so place your bets! UK viewers can watch free on ITV. Make sure you know how to watch a free Derby live stream from where you are.
The 2022 Epsom Derby runs today as a very fitting sporting event this Jubilee weekend.
The Epsom Derby is one of the biggest dates in the British sporting calendar and this year will take place over the course of the Queen's jubilee weekend, with Saturday's main event being a major part of the festivities.
Queen Elizabeth is a well known fan of equestrian sport and will have a runner on Saturday in the form of Just Fine , who has been entered in the penultimate race of Saturday afternoon which is the World Pool Northern Dancer Handicap, staged over full the Derby course and distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs and taking place at 5.15pm.
For three-year-old colts and fillies, the Derby has run on the first Saturday of June since 1780 and not even the COVID-19 pandemic stopped flat racing's most prestigious event, albeit a month late in July 2020. Won last year by Adayar, the 2022 winner will net a cool £850,000 and the chance to follow in the hooves of legends like Shergar and Galileo.
One of the society events of the year, the 2022 Derby sits in the middle of the Queen's Jubilee Weekend, though her Majesty is expected to miss the big day for just the third time in her 70-year reign. It also comes a week after Lester Piggott, who won the race a record nine times, died at the age of 86 and it seems certain the legendary jockey will be remembered in some form.
This year's betting lies predominantly with two horses. Desert Crown is the favourite, with odds as short as 13-8 with some bookies but take a look at our Epsom Derby tips section below for more details if you fancy a flutter.
Ready to see the world's finest nags battle it out over 1mile 4 furlongs and 6 yards of Epsom Downs in flat racing marquee event? The race starts at 4.30pm BST on 4th June. Check out the Epsom Derby runners and make sure you know how to watch a free Derby live stream from where you are.
However, she will not be in attendance for the race itself but is sure to be watching from home for an exciting weekend of action which will get underway on Friday June 3 with Ladies' Day.
Frankie Dettori will line up in the race for the 27th time, and will have the memory of the recently passed Lester Piggott, for whom the event will be held in honour, in mind as he chases down the legendary jockey's 36 entries in the jump racing season's most iconic race - he will line up on 10-1 shot Piz Badile .
There have been two supplementary entries added this week, with Nations Pride and the Stan Moore-trained El Habeeb joining the field on Monday at a cost of £75,000. Ante-post favourite Desert Crown goes forward and will be out to hand trainer Sir Michael Stoute a sixth Derby success
Unfortunately, the Queen will be watching from home after pulling out of attending the Surrey festival due to “discomfort”.
Furthermore, this year’s race will be run in honour of Lester Piggott, the nine-time Derby winner, who died last week at the age of 86.
Desert Crown tops the bill as the Derby favourite going into the weekend, the main event scheduled for 4.30pm BST with the day’s action to start at 2pm.
Here are all the details for tuning in...
How to watch the Epsom Derby
TV channel: ITV1 will be broadcasting live coverage of the Derby, plus four other races, with the programme starting at 12.40pm.
Racing TV will show full build-up and all seven races on the card.
Live stream: ITV’s coverage will be able to stream live via the ITV Hub website and app.
Racing TV subscribers can stream all the action live via the Racing TV website and app.
Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, Desert Crown is the favourite who won the recent Dante Stakes at York by three and a quarter lengths and will be ridden by regular mount Richard Kingscote, despite the jockey's lack of experience at the Epsom Classic.
Next up is Stone Age, sired by 2001 winner Galileo, who had his own big win at the Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown in early May and is priced around 7-2 with bookmakers. Trainer Aidan O'Brien is already the most successful in Derby history and will hope he has another potential victor on his hands after another of his charges Luxembourg, the Queen's fancy for the event, pulled out with muscle problems. O'Brien also has Changingoftheguard, further progeny of Galileo, who at 9-1 is also featuring prominently in the betting after winning well at the Chester Vase.
Nations Pride, trained by last year's winner Charlie Appleby, is only recently confirmed in the race, is the third-favourite and is one of owner Godolphin’s three-strong squad which also features Walk Of Stars (16-1) and Nahanni (25-1), the latter looking a decent each-way punt.
Piz Badile (10-1) won the Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown at the start of April, with Walk Of Stars (16-1), Westover (20-1), Star Of India (22/1) and Eydon (25-1) also worthy of note.
Rather stick your pin on a random outsider? Sonny Liston has a puncher's chance at 50-1 and Grand Alliance is priced at 100-1, while the Andrew Balding trained Hoo Ya Mal is currently the biggest outsider at 200-1.
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