How to watch Epsom Derby 2024 — live stream racing online and on TV from anywhere, going

Emily Up John ridden by Frankie Dettori (pink and white silks) wins the Dahlbury Coronation Cup during Ladies Day of the Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse on June 02, 2023 in Epsom, England.
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The Epsom Derby favorite is, fittingly for a horse named City Of Troy, arousing widespread suspicion ahead of today's race, having flopped spectacularly on his most recent outing. It's been a thoroughly miserable week in the U.K., but despite the cold the rain has largely held off and the official Epsom Downs going is good to soft, good in places.

Read on and we'll show you how to watch 2024 Epsom Derby live streams from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for free.

Epsom Derby 2024 start time, channel

The 2024 Epsom Derby takes place today (Saturday, June 1).
► Post time: 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. BST / 1:30 a.m. AEST (June 2)
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Aidan O'Brien has been effusive in his praise of his previously unbeaten colt, and the nine-time champion trainer knows a thing or two about the biggest race of the British flat season.

He hailed City of Troy as the greatest juvenile he's ever trained ahead of last month's 2000 Guineas, but as the odds-on favorite the three-year-old finished 9th out of 11. It was a catastrophic showing, but was it a sign of things to come or just one of those days?

The other top contender is City of Troy's stablemate, Los Angeles, who's still unbeaten and has a habit of finishing extremely quickly. Charlie Appleby-trained Ancient Wisdom is attracting attention too, thanks in part to the reliably soggy British weather.

The field of 16 is set for the 12-furlong Classic at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey. Read on as we explain how to watch 2024 Epsom Derby live streams where you are. 

FREE Epsom Derby live streams

If you're fortunate enough to live in the U.K., Australia or Ireland, you can enjoy free Epsom Derby coverage. ITV1 and ITVX are showing the race live in the UK, it'll be on in Australia, and VM1 and Virgin Media Player are showing it in Ireland.

But what if you're based in one of these countries but aren't at home to catch that free stream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch the race for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it using a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

Epsom Derby live streams around the world

Away from home at the moment and blocked from watching the race on your usual subscription?

You can still watch the Epsom Derby live online thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. So ideal for fans away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:


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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you want to view a British service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to ITVX or another website and watch the 2024 Epsom Derby live stream.

How to watch Epsom Derby live streams in the U.K.

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As mentioned above, ITV1 and ITVX are providing free coverage of the Epsom Derby in the U.K. in 2024, with live coverage of the event getting underway at 1:30 p.m. BST today, and the main race set for 4:30 p.m.

Just bear in mind that you'll need a valid U.K. TV license to watch the action on TV or via online streaming.

If you're currently traveling overseas, don't worry, as you can use NordVPN to watch from abroad.

How to watch Epsom Derby live streams in Australia

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In Australia, the 2024 Epsom Derby live stream will be shown on the free TV channel and website.

Just be warned that the main race starts at 1:30 a.m. AEST in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Not at home right now? Use NordVPN or another VPN service to tap into your subscriptions from anywhere.

Can you watch Epsom Derby live streams in the U.S.?

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The 2024 Epsom Derby hasn't picked up a broadcaster in the U.S., but any Brits or Aussies who are currently abroad in the country can use one of the best VPN services to access their usual streaming service. We recommend NordVPN

The main race is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT this morning.

Epsom Derby 2024 schedule

(All times ET)

Saturday, June 1

  • 9 a.m. – Princess Elizabeth Stakes (1m 1⁄2f)
  • 9:35 a.m. – Diomed Stakes (1m 1⁄2f)
  • 10:10 a.m. – 3yo ‘Dash’ Handicap (5f)
  • 10:45 a.m. – Heritage Handicap (5f)
  • 11:30 a.m. – Epsom Derby (1m 4f)

Epsom Derby runners and riders 2024

  1. City Of Troy | Ryan Moore
  2. Sayedaty Sadety | Tom Marquand
  3. Kamboo | Richard Kingscote
  4. Los Angeles | Wayne Lordan
  5. Mr Hampstead | Sean Levey
  6. Ambiente Friendly | Robert Havlin
  7. Dallas Star | David Egan
  8. Macduff | Rossa Ryan
  9. Euphoric | Declan McDonogh
  10. God’s Window | Kieran Shoemark
  11. Ancient Wisdom | William Buick
  12. Bellum Justum | Oisin Murphy
  13. Tabletalk | James Doyle
  14. Deira Mile | Jim Crowley
  15. Dancing Gemini | Dylan Browne McMonagle
  16. Voyage | Pat Dobbs

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Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.