The Bet Direct Winter Derby
Affectionately known as “Leafy Lingfield”, the Lingfield Park racecourse is the annual host for the Bet Direct Winter Derby. Set amongst the breathtaking beauty of a six hundred acre estate, complete with surrounding dense forests, lush green gardens and magnificent Victorian architecture, the 1890 racecourse has stood the test of time and is still one of the most prestigious racing venues in England. Located just outside Surrey, this racecourse sets aside its peaceful surroundings to bring the most thrilling and heart stopping live horse racing to spectators
Lingfield Park is the ideal setting for the Bet Direct Winter Derby, which is an extremely popular event on the racing calendar. Horses from all over the country are brought to the racecourse to enter in a weekend of horse racing, with the Bet Direct Winter Derby being one of the favorites.
The Bet Direct Winter Derby is a Group Three horse racing event for three year olds and older. It is run over a distance of ten furlongs and is a flat racing event. The race lures all the best horses and top jockeys, all planning to walk away with the winning title. As an all weather race, it is truly a test of endurance, strength and racing strategy. It was first run in 1998 and slowly grew into the popular racing event it is today.
In previous years, the Bet Direct Winter Derby has attracted names such as the 2005 winning combination of jockey John Egan and Eccentric; 2007 race favorite Blue Bajan; and many other wonderful racehorses such as Mighty, Orchard Supreme, Grand Passion and Cimyla. There are two other races that are featured on the same day as the Bet Direct Winter Derby, namely the Arena Leisure Sprint for two year olds and the Ladbrokes.com Spring Cup for three year olds.
For a day of exciting horse racing action and nail biting finishes, the Winter Derby at the Lingfield Park racecourse is definitely the place to be. This year, the Bet Direct Winter Derby is guaranteed to be another worth-while race meeting, between the racing greats. From wonderful racing facilities, noteworthy horses and jockeys and ensured great racing, the Bet Direct Winter Derby will once again draw the best horses and fill the stands with eager racing spectators.