Dress code

Derby Posh Crowd

Top hat and tails: Derby Day crowd

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Queen's Stand on Investec Derby Day
Either black or grey morning dress with a top hat, service dress or full national costume is obligatory for gentlemen on Investec Derby Day. Ladies must wear formal day dress or a tailored trouser suit, with a hat or substantial fascinator. Children should be dressed smartly.

Queen's Stand on Investec Ladies' Day
Gentlemen must wear a jacket, collar and tie. Ladies are asked to wear a fascinator or a hat. Jeans, sports shorts, denim or trainers are not acceptable. Children should be dressed smartly.

Epsom Derby Day

In the open: check the forecast

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Duchess's Stand on both days
Racegoers are required to dress up for the Investec Derby meeting and although the dress code is not as rigid as in the Queen's Stand, many make an effort, particularly on Derby Day. No sportswear, sleeveless vests or bare tops are allowed.

Smart denim must not be frayed, torn or ripped. Trainers are not allowed and children should be dressed smartly.

Grandstand Hospitality areas on both days
Gentlemen must wear a jacket and collar, ties are encouraged. Ladies are asked to wear a fascinator or hat. Children should be dressed smartly.

*Fancy dress is not permitted in the grandstands for the Investec Derby meeting.

Other enclosures

There is no formal dress code, but racegoers should be aware that they will be outside with no cover so it is always best to take note of the weather forecast before heading to the track. If  it rains you are going to get wet!

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