England. Horse race. It has for a long time been one of the important events in the Gypsy calendar. Gypsies have gathered there for many years from the Sunday before the race (known as Show Sunday). Apart from being a source of income for fortune-tellers and racing tipsters, it is also a social gathering. Gypsies maintain that they were the first to race on the Epsom Downs, where the Derby takes place. Since 1937 several attempts have been made to stop Gypsies from attending. In that year, Gypsies camped instead on the land of a sympathizer, Lady Sybil Grant. Currently a fenced-in field has been allocated for Gypsy families and their caravans, while the fortune-tellers park separately. The moving of the Derby from Wednesday to Saturday (when it clashes with the Appleby Fair) has led to a reduction in the number of Gypsies attending.

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