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Willie Carson's guide to the course

The Epsom Derby

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Intro 5. 5 furlongs
1. Weighing room 6. The stands
2. Paddock 7. Downhill
3. The start 8. Home straight
4. Early stages 9. Winning post


Willie CarsonWillie Carson was one of Flat racing's most successful jockeys, winning the Epsom Derby four times.

Now a pundit, he gives BBC Sport Online a unique insider's view of the course and what goes through a jockey's mind during the big race.

You can also take a virtual tour of the course with our amazing 360-degree panoramic camera pictures.

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