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banner Saturday, 9 June, 2001, 14:51 GMT 15:51 UK
Epsom Derby day

The cast of Eastenders were amongst racegoers
More than 90,000 people were at Epsom Downs for Derby day, the largest crowd for some fifteen years

Many missed the race due to traffic problems
But the large crowds meant traffic chaos - some racing fans were forced to listen on their radios.

The Queen's horse Flight of Fancy was second in the fillies' Classic on Friday
HRH the Queen and The Queen Mother look happy and relaxed on their way to the Royal box

Two horses were withdrawn on Thursday, Wareed and Ice Dancer
Approximately 50million will be bet on Derby Day, 20 million of that on the Vodafone Derby

A racegoer sports a large hat
Weird and wonderful fashions were on display

After a 41 year career Bromley is retiring
For commentator Peter Bromley it is his last Derby Day for the BBC
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