2022 Cazoo Derby Festival to Be Part Of Platinum Jubilee Weekend

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Her Majesty The Queen | Horsephotos

The 2022 Cazoo Derby at Epsom Downs on June 4, 2022, will form part of the official Platinum Jubilee Weekend, Buckingham Palace announced on Wednesday. The Jockey Club is delighted at the news. Next year, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee-70 years on the throne. “Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Members of the Royal Family, will attend The Derby at Epsom Downs,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

The 2022 Cazoo Derby Festival is slated for June 3-4 of 2022. On June 6, 1953, three days after Her Majesty's Coronation, The Queen achieved her best result to date in the G1 Derby, a second-place finish by Aureole (GB) (Hyperion {GB}).

Phil White, who runs the Cazoo Derby Festival as London Regional Director of Jockey Club Racecourses, said, “We are incredibly grateful for the support Her Majesty The Queen has given to The Derby over several decades. To be afforded this opportunity to celebrate the contribution she has made to horseracing, to British life and the Commonwealth, is a real honour for all of us at The Jockey Club. Planning for this very special occasion has already begun, even before we have staged this year's Cazoo Derby Festival this weekend.”

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