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Trainers' Open Days

Open Day General

Open days are a great experience for seasoned racegoers and enthusiastc alike; a chance to see behind the scenes and meet the heros of the turf, both human and equine.

Trainers are invited to let the Racehorse Owners Association know of any upcoming open days at

Please check individual websites for full details on times and updates. 


Friday 30 March (Good Friday)

Peter O'Sullivan Lambourn Open Day

The open day is a unique opportunity to see the horses in the training establishments throughout the Lambourn Valley. More than 25 trainers will open their yards to the public and more than10,000 people are expected to take theopportunity to meet the horses, the trainers and to really see first hand the Lambourn racing industry.
Many yards have special exhibits and some demonstrations including horses using hydrotherapy pools.

Entry is £15 per person (children under 12 FREE) payable at all car parks. Or £7 from 1.00pm for entry to the Afternoon Events Arena.
A 124-page souvenir programme is available from all car parks. Cost £5.

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Middleham Open Day

12 Yards will be opening their doors. All of these will be open from 9.30 until 1pm unfortunately Ann Duffield’s Sun Hill yard will not be opening this year. There will be a selection of stalls in Middleham centre selling food and gifts. Racing Industry Trade Stands will be in operation featuring mechanical horse demonstrations with a BHA accredited Jockey Coach. Throughout the morning Mark Johnston’s new ‘horse-spa’ at Kingsley Park will be open for demonstrations to the public.

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Monday 27 August

Epsom Open Day

The morning starts at 8:30am where you will be able to see the horses out training on the gallops then from 9:30am the trainers will be opening up their yards, ready to take your questions. Entrance to the Open Day and to the afternoon racing is FREE for under-18s. Adult tickets to the Open Day only are £7.50 with a combined racing ticket costing £20.

Car parking is available on the downs (clearly signposted Open Day Car Park 15) with wristband exchange and ticket purchase taking place at the Open Day Car Park Bus Stop. Free shuttle buses will be running from 8.15am from the Open Day Car Park to the gallop viewing and then from 9.30am between all yards, dropping off and picking up visitors at the yard designated bus stops. Buses will rotate on a set route with the aim of picking up/dropping off at yards every 15 minutes (traffic permitting). If you wish to visit specific yards then please remain on your bus until you arrive at the yard(s) you wish to visit.

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Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September

Newmarket Open Weekend

The Open Weekend gives visitors the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at British horseracing’s HQ, enjoy two fantastic days of fun, and raise money for some very worthwhile charities.

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