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London Private Jet Charter to the Epsom Derby 2017


The world’s most famous flat horse race, the Epsom Derby, is set to take place on the 3rd June. As usual, the 2017 Derby will be held at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey and will feature the country’s top three-year-old thoroughbred horses. This year marks the 238th edition of the Derby, which is the UK’s richest horse race worth £1.5 million and one of the top sporting and cultural events in the country.

London Private Jet Charter

If you’re a horse racing fan, why not travel to the 2017 Epsom Derby in style by chartering a private jet to London? Enjoy all the comfort and convenience of a private jet, including faster check-in and boarding as well as extra luggage space. You’ll also have access to exclusive amenities like personal flight attendants and separate cabin zones equipped for working, dining, sleeping, and entertainment.

We have a range of luxurious private jets to suit all needs, from light aircrafts for up to eight passengers to heavy jets for groups of 16 or more. For a VIP experience, select a jet like the Airbus A319 CJ, which has an office, bedroom with shower, and dining space. We can arrange a private jet charter to one of these popular London airports which lie within 30 miles of the Epsom Downs Racecourse:

Chartering a private jet to London for the Epsom Derby could be a cost-effective solution if you’re flying with a group. A private jet trip from Manchester to London can cost from £7,015 in a light jet such as the Cessna Citation, or from £10,480 in a heavy jet like the Embraer Legacy. Wherever you’re travelling from, get a private jet quote to London from one of our representatives.

Historical picture of the Epsom Derby
Historical picture of the Epsom Derby
Race Horse and Jockey at the Epsom Derby Horse Event
Race Horse and Jockey at the Epsom Derby Horse Event

Epsom Derby History

The first Epsom Derby took place on 4th May 1780 and was devised by the 12th Earl of Derby and the Jockey Club president Sir Charles Bunbury. Apparently, the pair spun a coin to determine who the race would be named after. Although the Earl won the title, Bunbury’s horse Diomed won the first mile-long Derby. Today, the race has become a national sporting event attended by over 150,000 spectators, including The Queen and celebrities who come decked out in the latest spring fashions.

Legendary Derby winners include Sea Bird, the 2016 champion Harzand, and Shergar, who won by the biggest ever margin of 10 lengths in 1981 and was later notoriously kidnapped. Another famous Derby moment came in 1913, when suffragette Emily Davison ran out onto the track in front of King George V’s horse and was killed. Today, the Epsom Derby has been lengthened to a mile and a half and the race record stands at 2:31.33, set by Workforce in 2010.

2017 Epsom Derby Schedule and Contenders

The 2017 Epsom races have a total prize purse of just under £3 million and early favourites for the Derby include Churchill, Cliffs of Moher, Cracksman, and Sir John Lavery. Here’s the schedule for the Derby race day on June 3rd:

  • 11 a.m. – gates open.
  • 2 p.m. – Investec Private Banking Stakes.
  • 2.35 p.m. – Group three Princess Elizabeth Stakes.
  • 3.10 p.m. – Group three Investec Diomed Stakes.
  • 3.45 p.m. – Investec Corporate Banking Dash.
  • 4.30 p.m. – Group one Investec Derby.
  • 5.15 p.m. – Investec Out of the Ordinary Stakes.
  • 5.50 p.m. – Investec Asset Management Stakes.

How to get Tickets to the Epsom Derby 2017

You can buy tickets for the 2017 Epsom Derby from the official event website. A general admission seat in the Grandstand enclosure costs £60, while reserved seats cost £140. Tickets for the Queen’s Stand cost £125. A Great British Picnic ticket for £205 grants you access to the picnic area in the Tattenham Straight enclosure plus a three-course picnic for two.

VIP tickets for the Derby are also available, including private boxes and a Chez Roux at Blue Riband package which costs £585 per person. This includes a private balcony in the Queen’s Stand, a champagne reception, four-course meal, afternoon tea, open bar, and access to the parade ring and winner’s enclosure.

So, once you’ve bought tickets to the 2017 Epsom Derby, why not book a private flight to London? We can arrange the aircraft of your choice to whisk you straight to one of London’s airports close to the Epsom Downs Racecourse.

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