The 2019 Epsom Derby (sometimes called the Investec Derby) is a two-day horse-racing event which will begin on May 31. The Epsom Oaks race is the highlight of the first day, and this year, it’ll start at 4:30 PM BST (7:30 PM PST / 10:30 PM EST). Below, we’ll let you know how to live stream the entire 2019 Epsom Derby, including the Princess Elizabeth Stakes and Diomed Stakes, for free online.
You should note that we’ll only be recommending official sources. Unfortunately, shady streaming sites almost always have unauthorized broadcasts of major sporting events. However, we don’t recommend using them. Unlicensed streams tend to have low-resolution video, possibly even on a delay. Further, they can be taken offline for copyright violation at any moment. You can stream the entire Epsom Derby for free anyway, so there’s no need to use third-party sources.
This race will only be shown on region-locked platforms. This means you’ll need a VPN to watch the Epsom Derby abroad.
How to watch Epsom Derby free online
VPNs can seem daunting at first, but they’re actually quite simple to use once you know how. Below, we’ll explain how to unblock and stream the Epsom Derby race abroad:
- First, sign up for a suitable VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN, although NordVPN and CyberGhost are both high-quality, low-cost alternatives.
- Download and install the VPN software, making sure to get the right version for your device’s operating system.
- Choose one of the official broadcasters from the list below.
- Connect to a server in the appropriate location. You’d use a UK server to unblock ITV Hub, for instance.
- Play a video on your chosen platform. It should begin right away but if not, clearing your browser’s cache and cookies, then reloading the page will fix most issues.
These races will be shown live, so we highly recommend taking a few minutes to test your VPN with the steps above before the Epsom Derby begins. This approach means you’re less likely to miss the start of the event since you’ll have enough time to contact your VPN’s support team if you experience any problems.
How to watch the 2019 Epsom Derby free on UK TV
ITV will be showing both days of the Epsom Derby live on ITV Hub from 1:30 PM BST. This service is completely free to use, but you will have to create an account first. During registration, you’ll be asked to enter a postal code; this isn’t actually used to determine your location, and in fact, any British postal code will work. When you’re done, just verify your email address and start streaming. Scottish users will be asked to use STV Player instead of ITV Hub, but these platforms show the same content and are essentially identical.
You can also watch the full Epsom Derby on Racing TV. However, this costs £24.98 per month. Unless you already subscribe, we don’t recommend using it, as the Epsom Oaks is being shown elsewhere for free.
British law requires you to have a TV license to watch any broadcasts as they’re shown on TV. Despite this, neither Racing TV nor the ITV Hub actually verifies whether you have a license or not, instead relying entirely on an honor system.
ITV Hub and Racing TV are only available in the UK. You can access them abroad by connecting to a British VPN server. Don’t have a VPN yet? ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can use it to stream the Epsom Oaks risk-free. If you’re unsatisfied or only needed a VPN for this event, you can just cancel to claim a full refund.
Where else can I stream the Epsom Oaks online?
The Epsom Derby might be held in England but it has fans all over the world. Take a look below to find out which networks are showing this event in your country:
The 2019 Oaks Stakes will be shown on NBCSN, along with every other Epsom Derby race. If your cable TV package includes NBC channels, you can simply sign in to the NBC Sports app and stream this event at no added cost.
There’s no need to worry if you don’t have cable, as several over-the-top streaming platforms allow you to watch NBCSN online. You can log in with a fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, or YouTube TV account. Although these services tend to be fairly expensive (around $40 USD per month), they all include a free trial that’s long enough to stream the 2019 Epsom Derby in its entirety. Just remember to cancel afterwards so your payment method isn’t charged.
The services mentioned above are only available in the US. This means that you’ll have to use a VPN to access them from other countries.
Canadian racing fans can live stream every Epsom Derby race including the Oaks Stakes, Zebra Handicap Stakes, and Woodcote EBF Stakes on CBC Gem. Coverage will run from 9–11AM ET each day, but there won’t be any highlights or replays afterwards, so we recommend starting the stream a few minutes early to make sure you don’t miss anything.
CBC Gem is free to watch, but you will have to create an account. This is fairly straightforward, although you’ll be asked to enter a Canadian postal code. Any will work, but if you enter a postal code which doesn’t fit the correct format, CBC will give you an example, which you can then use to sign up.
This platform is region-locked, meaning you’ll have to either be in Canada or connected to a Canadian VPN server to watch anything.
in Australia, these races will be shown exclusively on Sky Racing at 10PM AEST. Unfortunately, while Foxtel and Fetch both offer subscriptions that include this channel, neither allows you to stream it online. Instead, you’ll have to pay $5 AUD for a daily Sky Racing pass. You can alternatively access a free live stream by creating a TAB account, but this requires you to provide an Australian phone number and address.
Sky Racing and Tab are both geo-restricted, so you’ll need a VPN to access them abroad.
You can watch the entire 2019 Epsom Derby live on SuperSport from a Sub-Saharan African country like South Africa, the Central African Republic, or Nigeria. Ladies’ Day races will be shown on SuperSport 9 at 4:30 PM SAST, while the following day’s events will air at 5:15PM on SuperSport 10. Unfortunately, though, there won’t be any replays or highlights afterwards.
SuperSport doesn’t offer any kind of online subscription. Instead, users must log in with their DStv account. DStv services can only be installed at a Sub-Saharan African address, so it’s effectively impossible for foreign users to register. Existing DStv customers can connect to a VPN server in their home country to stream SuperSport from abroad, however.
Even if we haven’t mentioned your country above, there’s still a good chance that you can watch this event online. Below, we’ll list every confirmed international broadcaster for this year’s Epsom Oaks.
- Ireland: Virgin Media One (free to watch, no registration required)
- Middle East & North Africa: Dubai Racing Channel, Al Kass (free and not geo-restricted, but we still recommend using a VPN to reduce the risk of ISP throttling)
- Poland: TVP (free to watch, no registration required)
- Russia: Match TV (free live stream, but difficult to access as most VPNs no longer offer Russian servers due to privacy concerns)
- Scandinavia: TV Maritim Norge AS (free, no account required)
2019 Epsom Derby full schedule
|Date||Event||Start Time (BST)|
|May 31||Woodcote EBF Stakes||2PM|
|Click & Invest Mile Handicap Stakes||2:35 PM|
|Coronation Cup (Group 1)||3:10 PM|
|Wealth & Investment Handicap Stakes||3:45 PM|
|Investec Oaks (Group 1)||4:30 PM|
|Surrey Stakes||5:15 PM|
|Zebra Handicap Stakes||5:50 PM|
|June 1||Private Banking Handicap Stakes||2PM|
|Princess Elizabeth Stakes||2:35 PM|
|Diomed Stakes||3:10 PM|
|“Dash” Handicap Stakes||3:45 PM|
|Investec Derby||4:30 PM|
|Out Of The Ordinary Handicap Stakes||5:15 PM|
|Corporate & Investment Banking Stakes||5:50 PM|
Which horses are expected to do well in the Derby?
30 of the world’s fastest flat-ground Thoroughbreds are participating in this year’s Epsom Derby. At the moment, Sir Dragonet is the favorite to win, despite running his first race in April this year. He’s undefeated so far but will face stiff competition from more experienced horses like Broome and Anthony Van Dyck, who have three and four wins, respectively.
If you’d prefer to back a horse with longer odds, look no further than Madhmoon. He’s placed in three of his four flatland races, and came second in the recent 2,000 Guineas Trial. However, Madhmoon is most comfortable on a one-mile track, and it remains to be seen whether he can maintain such impressive speed over a mile and a half. Interestingly, if Madhmoon takes first place, his trainer’s family, the Prendergasts, will have trained a winner in every English Classic race at some time or another.