Tens of thousands of people came to Epsom for 2018's offering of the greatest flat race in the world - the Derby.

Ladies' day on Saturday, brought about 26,000 visitors, and Derby day had 36,000 in ticketed areas, and many more on The Hill.

There were just nine arrests across the weekend - much lower than in previous years - which Surrey Police put down to a "zero tolerance" approach to drugs and violence.

Chief Superintendent Jerry Westerman, said: “It is always a privilege to be part of such a prestige event that puts Epsom and Surrey Police on the map.

“It was brilliant to meet so many friendly members of the public who were reassured and grateful to see all our officers, armed officers and PCSOs at the event."

In the racing, chestnut colt Masar brought Sheikh Mohammed his first ever Derby win, beating, among others, favourite Saxon Warrior to the prize.

Jockey William Buick, who has finished second in the race on two previous occasions, said: "It's something really special winning the Derby. It's the pinnacle of our sport, the Holy Grail, the be all and end all and it means the absolute world to me."

Although Sheikh Mohammed has tasted glory in many major races across the globe, including with Lammtarra under the fledgling Godolphin banner in the 1995 Derby, this success was up there with very best in his eyes.

He said: "It's amazing to win the Derby. We have tried to win the Derby so many times and to finally win the race is very special.

"William gave him a lovely ride and horses are in my blood, so it's very special."