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Epsom Derby

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United Kingdom - Epsom

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From: 2015.06.01 To: 2015.06.01

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The Derby Festival, hosted at the Epsom Downs Racecourse, is considered one of the most iconic events in the British sporting and social calendar that dates back to the year 1780 (The first recorded race was actually in 1661). The splendid event is further complemented by the scenic beauty of the town of Epsom which first became famous for it's natural mineral water when a local farmer, Henry Wicker took his cattle up to a watering hole on the Downs in 1618. The alleged healing properties of the water brought crowds from London who wanted to escape the squalor in return for the country air.

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