Epsom is known for its horses
and magnesium rich water sources
The Derby takes place
a most famous race
on one of the country’s best courses
Epsom is a town in Surrey, England, approximately 13.5 miles (21.7 km) south of central London. The town is recorded as Ebbesham in the 13th century, probably derived from the name of a Saxon landowner. Founded as a spring line settlement where the permeable chalk of the North Downs meets the impermeable London Clay, Epsom developed as a spa town in the Georgian period. The mineral waters were found to be rich in magnesium sulphate, which became known as Epsom salts.
Derby is pronounced DARBY, and Epsom laid claim before Kentucky did!