05th April 2016

Vogue Williams to judge the Investec Derby Festival Style Award 2016

The Investec Derby Festival has today announced that their 2016 Investec Ladies Day ambassador and judge of the coveted Hello! Style Award is the model, presenter and DJ, Vogue Williams.

Fashion embodies Vogue’s lifestyle and she is a regular celebrity blogger on Hello! Online and guest panellist on shows such as ITV’s ‘Off the Rails’. Vogue judged the Style Award in 2015 and elegant, fashionable racegoers will be gathering on Friday 3rd June to compete to win the much coveted 2016 title and prize. Vogue has also DJ’d at some of the biggest festivals in Europe and will bring Investec Ladies Day to a close amidst a party atmosphere when she DJ’s after racing.

Renowned as one of the biggest social events in the British calendar, Investec Ladies Day combines high style stakes with some of the best flat races in the world. It is famous for its celebration of females both on and off the course with the feature race, The Investec Oaks, attracting the top middle-distance 3-year-old fillies.

Vogue Williams commented:

“I am absolutely delighted to be invited back to Epsom Downs Racecourse to judge the Investec Ladies Day Style Award on Friday 3rd June. It’s a landmark occasion at the Investec Derby Festival and is such a fun day out with a brilliant atmosphere.” She added, “Dressing for this sort of occasion can be difficult so my advice is, dress like you’re meeting your boyfriend’s parents for the first time!

Investec Ladies Day tickets start from £13.50 and Investec Derby Day tickets from £15.00. For further information on the enclosures and to book tickets please visit www.epsomderby.co.uk or call Epsom Downs Racecourse on 0344 579 3004.


Notes to editors:


Investec is an international specialist bank and asset manager that provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a niche client base in three principal markets; the UK and Europe, South Africa and Asia/Australia, as well as certain other countries. The group was established in 1974 and currently has approximately 8 500 employees.

Investec focuses on delivering distinctive profitable solutions for its clients in three core areas of activity namely; Asset Management, Wealth & Investment and Specialist Banking.

In July 2002 the Investec group implemented a dual listed company structure with listings on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. The combined group’s current market capitalisation is approximately GBP4.0billion.

Epsom Downs Racecourse

Epsom Downs Racecourse has been a venue for the sport of horse racing since the 17th Century, with the first running of The Oaks taking place in 1779 and The Derby a year later.  Since that time the Investec Derby has developed into the World’s Greatest Flat Race and is now part of the unique and vibrant Investec Derby Festival.

2016 will see 10 fantastic racedays including the Investec Derby Festival, An evening at the races with The Corrs and the London Gatwick Family Fun Day.  More information is available at www.epsomdowns.co.uk

Epsom Downs Racecourse is part of The Jockey Club, which has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years. Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the largest racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2014: £162.9m), courses (15) including those at Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs and Newmarket, attendances (2015: 1.95m), total prize money (2015: £43.9m), contribution to prize money (2015: £19.9m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom Downs; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing’s people in need, Racing Welfare. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes it puts back into British racing. More information is available at www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.