The Derby live stream: how to watch the 2022 Epsom Downs race for free – runners, tips, start time
Epsom Derby 2022: Date, start time, preview, race card, schedule, betting odds, TV channel, live stream
The 2022 Derby – the most prestigious of the five Classics and the richest flat horse racing in the UK – returns to Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday 4th June. The two-day festival starts on Friday, but the showpiece Derby itself is on Saturday, with a start time of 4.30pm, so place your bets! UK viewers can watch free on ITV. Make sure you know how to watch a free Derby live stream from where you are.
THE DERBY LIVE STREAM
Date: Saturday 4th June 2022
Start time: 4.30pm BST / 11.30pm ET / 1.30am AEST
Venue: Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey
FREE stream: ITV Hub(opens in new tab) (UK)
Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN(opens in new tab)
Ireland stream: Virgin Media Player(opens in new tab)
Australia stream: Foxtel(opens in new tab)
For three-year-old colts and fillies, the Derby has run on the first Saturday of June since 1780 and not even the COVID-19 pandemic stopped flat racing's most prestigious event, albeit a month late in July 2020. Won last year by Adayar, the 2022 winner will net a cool £850,000 and the chance to follow in the hooves of legends like Shergar and Galileo.
One of the society events of the year, the 2022 Derby sits in the middle of the Queen's Jubilee Weekend, though her Majesty is expected to miss the big day for just the third time in her 70-year reign. It also comes a week after Lester Piggott, who won the race a record nine times, died at the age of 86 and it seems certain the legendary jockey will be remembered in some form.
This year's betting lies predominantly with two horses. Desert Crown is the favourite, with odds as short as 13-8 with some bookies but take a look at our Epsom Derby tips section below for more details if you fancy a flutter.
Ready to see the world's finest nags battle it out over 1mile 4 furlongs and 6 yards of Epsom Downs in flat racing marquee event? The race starts at 4.30pm BST on 4th June. Check out the Epsom Derby runners and make sure you know how to watch a free Derby live stream from where you are.
The 2022 Derby Saturday racecard
2.00pm The Cazoo Handicap Stakes
2.35pm The Princess Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Cazoo)
3.10pm The Cazoo Diomed Stakes
3.45pm The Simpex Express 'Dash' Handicap Stakes
4.30pm The Cazoo Derby
5.15pm The World Pool Northern Dancer Handicap
5.45pm The JRA Tokyo Trophy Handicap Stakes
Francesca Cumani and Ed Chamberlin (below) will present coverage of Derby day, alongside the likes of Jason Weaver, Johnny Murtagh and Steve Cauthen and Love Island's Chris Hughes.
The big race will also be live on RacingTV (TV and app). You can find Racing TV on Sky Channel 426 and Virgin Media Channel 536.
Watch a 2022 Derby free live stream
Good news: the 2022 Epsom Derby is free to watch on ITV Racing ITV Hub(opens in new tab) will provide a free live stream.
How to watch the 2022 Derby abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 Derby rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN(opens in new tab) which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.