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A very special Platinum Jubilee Corgi Derby to take place in June to celebrate The Queen

Photo Credit: Musselburgh Racecourse

The first ever Corgi Derby will take place on Sunday 5th June to mark 70 years of The Queen’s reign.

Held at Musselburgh Racecourse in Scotland, the Corgi Derby will see a number of The Queen’s favourite dogs take part in a novelty race in front of the crowd.

The doggy extravaganza will take place the day after the Cazoo Derby held at Epsom Downs – one of the world’s most famous and prestigious horse races.

Among the corgis to be competing is a distant relative of one of The Queen’s own corgis named Paddy from Port Seton.

Musselburgh Racecourse is located six miles from Edinburgh City Centre, and will be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee weekend in some style.

Families are being encouraged to come along on the Sunday for the seven-race card, with prize money of over £200,000 on offer.

The races, including the Corgi Derby, will be shown on ITV4.

Bill Farnsworth, general manager at Musselburgh, said: “The Platinum Jubilee Weekend will be a fabulous weekend of celebrations for everyone as well as thrilling racing, it’s going to be a fun social occasion, on the Sunday we have the Corgi Derby as well as live family entertainment. 

“We are delighted to welcome racing enthusiasts, families, groups of friends to couples and anyone else looking for a fun weekend to celebrate this momentous occasion.”

Tickets are available by visiting Musselburgh Racecourse’s website, with racing also taking place on Saturday 4th June.