One will celebrate! Epsom Derby set to attract 200,000 visitors as event kicks off Queen's Diamond Jubilee
17:07 GMT, 3 April 2012
With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations kicking off – and Katherine Jenkins performing – it's no wonder the Epsom Derby is set to attract record number of visitors this year.
Sales of tickets to the two-day equestrian event are up 70 per cent on last year as Royal fans race to get their hands on tickets.
And only a few remain for the Queen's stand, costing 99 each.
Happy anniversary! The Queen's diamond Jubilee celebrations will kick off on Saturday June 2nd at the Epsom Derby
Katherine Jenkins will sing the national anthem for the Queen at the event
More than 200,000 people are expected to
join in the celebrations, kicking off on Friday 1st June, compared with
135,000 last year.
The Queen will spend the day – the first in the official Diamond Jubilee calendar – on Saturday visiting the paddock and speaking to trainers and jockeys.
The extravaganza will include a Red Arrows display and a photography exhibition of the Queen.
Philip Treacy has been appointed milliner and model Laura Bailey will be the official face of the event.
Katherine will sing the national
The Queen's horse Carlton House will not be racing – despite coming in third place last year.
With winnings of 1.25m, the Investec Derby has one of the biggest prize in money in UK racing.
Rupert Trevelyan, Managing Director
of Epsom Downs Racecourse said: 'This year’s Investec Derby Festival is
going to be a very exciting event.
work with such a prominent and respected collection of names including
Philip Treacy, Laura Bailey and Theo Fennell, is a fantastic affiliation
for the Derby.'
Sales of tickets to the two-day
equestrian event are up 70 per cent on last year as Royal fans race to
get their hands on tickets