Cazoo to become headline sponsor of The Derby Festival

1 April 2021 

Cazoo to become headline sponsor of The Derby Festival

Cazoo, the UK’s leading online car retailer, which makes getting your next car as simple and seamless as buying any other product online, has announced today that it has become the main sponsor of The Derby Festival featuring the world’s most famous Flat race, under a new partnership agreement with The Jockey Club, which runs Epsom Downs Racecourse.

The multi-year partnership includes naming rights, significant brand exposure and exclusive naming of 8 races during the Cazoo Derby Festival which will take place on June 4th & 5th 2021. This historic sporting event features two of the ‘Classics of the Turf’ - The Cazoo Oaks on Day 1 and The Cazoo Derby on Day 2 - pinnacles of the Flat racing season globally.

All races will be shown live on ITV and in addition to the multiple naming and branding rights during the two days of the new Cazoo Derby Festival, this comprehensive partnership will also provide Cazoo with significant year-round exposure and branding rights across all the Jockey Club’s other 15 main racecourses across the UK.

Cazoo has rapidly become one of the UK’s largest sports sponsors with an impressive portfolio that now includes two top Premier League football teams (Aston Villa and Everton), The Hundred (cricket’s newest format), the EFL (across all 72 clubs), the Rugby League World Cup 2021, The Cazoo Derby Festival and multiple snooker events including the Players Championship, Tour Championship and World Grand Prix.

Cazoo’s mission is to transform the car buying experience for consumers across Europe by providing better selection, quality, transparency, convenience and peace of mind. Cazoo aims to make buying a car no different to any other product online today, where consumers can simply and seamlessly purchase, finance or subscribe to a car entirely online for either delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours.

Cazoo offers thousands of top-quality used cars on its website that it owns and has fully reconditioned and every Cazoo car comes with a full 7-day money back guarantee & comprehensive 90-day warranty. Cazoo is pioneering the shift to online car buying and has already delivered over 20,000 cars to consumers across the UK who have embraced the selection, transparency and convenience of buying cars entirely online.

Alex Chesterman OBE, Founder & CEO of Cazoo said, “We’re delighted to be sponsoring The Cazoo Derby Festival, one of the biggest events in horseracing. As the second biggest spectator sport in Britain, we look forward to engaging with racing fans around the country through this extensive partnership with the Jockey Club and to delivering the best car buying experience to horseracing fans across the country.”

Nevin Truesdale, Chief Executive of The Jockey Club, said: “Cazoo is a highly ambitious and successful growth brand that matches our ambitions for the future of the world’s most famous Flat race. You cannot overstate the importance of The Cazoo Derby to our sport globally and it’s vital we work with a partner passionate about bringing that to life in the years ahead. I’m delighted to welcome the Cazoo team to The Jockey Club and horseracing as a sport.”

For more information, contact:

Lawrence Hall, Group Communications Director, Cazoo - [email protected]

Amy Lay, PR Manager, Cazoo - [email protected]

About Cazoo - www.cazoo.co.uk

Cazoo’s mission is to transform the car buying experience for consumers across Europe by providing better selection, quality, transparency, convenience and peace of mind. Cazoo aims to make buying a car no different to any other product online today, where consumers can simply and seamlessly purchase, finance or subscribe to a car entirely online for either delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours. Cazoo was founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneur Alex Chesterman OBE, has a highly experienced management team and is backed by some of the leading global technology investors.

About The Jockey Club - www.thejockeyclub.co.uk

One of the largest sports businesses operating in the UK today (2019 turnover: £216.5 million), The Jockey Club is at the heart of so many aspects of Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport. We run 15 of the UK’s leading racecourses – large and local, where we’re charged with looking after some of the nation’s biggest events, including the Randox Grand National at Aintree, The Festival™ supporting WellChild at Cheltenham, The Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Downs and the QIPCO Guineas Festival in Newmarket. We welcome thousands of racehorses a year to our training centres in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom. We run The National Stud in Newmarket and our charity, Racing Welfare, makes help available to all of racing’s people. We are governed by Royal Charter to act for the long-term benefit of British Racing and our Patron is Her Majesty The Queen.

Background:

The Cazoo Derby is the race that every jockey, trainer and owner want to win. The race is run over a mile and a half in distance on an undulating course climbing the equivalent height of Nelson's Column. With a 2021 prize pot of £1.125 million, this is Britain's richest and most prestigious race.

Date: Saturday 5th June 2021

Previous winners: Serpentine (2020), Anthony Van Dyck (2019), Masar (2018), Wings Of Eagles (2017)

Leading jockey: Frankie Dettori (2 wins), Ryan Moore (2 wins)

Leading trainer: Aidan O'Brien (8 wins)

Photo Credit: The Jockey Club/Cranhamphoto.com