All tickets and badges for Saturday’s Vodafone Derby Day on Epsom Downs have sold out.

“They do so every year but this year we’ve sold out earlier than ever before,” said a spokesman for the Derby.

There will be no access to the stands and enclosures on the day except for those who have booked in advance — but the hill, in the centre of the course is free to access for all.

“So we never really know how many people really attend,” said the spokesman, adding: “With all 19 horses declared, it should make for a very memorable year.”

Tickets have also been going unusually fast for Vodafone Ladies Day, tomorrow (Friday, 1 June), when two Group One races, the Vodafone Oaks and the Vodafone Coronation Cup, are run.

The Queen’s Stand is sold out, but there are some tickets still available for the Grandstand.

Stay in touch with all the action from the Vodafone Oaks and the Vodafone Derby with HorseandHound.co.uk’s reports from Epsom