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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 

Lambourn - 19 April 2019 (Good Friday)

The open day is a unique opportunity to see the horses in the training establishments throughout the Lambourn Valley.

More than 25trainers will open their yards to the public and more than 10,000 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.

Middleham - April 19 2019 (Good Friday)

The busy racing centre of Middleham has been home to racehorses in training for more than 200 years. The town’s racing industry continues to thrive with 400 plus winners having been trained there each year for the past 38 years. There are currently 15 training yards located in and around the town.

Car parking will be available on Middleham Low Moor, on the Coverham road out of Middleham;The Busks on Leyburn Road out of Middleham (DL8 4PP) and at Tennants in Leyburn (DL8 5SG). Please park in one of these designated car parks as there will be no parking in Middleham or at any of the yards. There will be a shuttle bus service running from each car park to each yard location throughout the morning.

Pre-purchased tickets can be collected from the Racing Welfare Stand in the centre of Middleham.

Tickets can be purchased on the day from the Racing Welfare Stand, Car Parks on the The Busks or Low Moor and most yards.Brochures will also be available to purchase from these points. Please note there are no card facilities on the day.

Tickets can also be purchased in advance for £12.50 at

Epsom Open Day - Bank Holiday Monday, August 26, 2019

Eight trainers will throw open their doors this year, with Adam West, Michael Attwater, Jim Boyle, Simon Dow, Pat Phelan, Roger Ingram, Mark Pattinson and classic winning trainer Laura Mongan all looking to give you a warm welcome, before racing begins at Epsom Racecourse, with the Bank Holiday Family Funday.

Newmarket Open Weekend - Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September

Over the course of the weekend many of the town’s most dedicated equine sites will open their doors, including; Newmarket’s two leading veterinary hospitals, the National Heritage Centre, the British Racing School, Tattersalls, and the Jockey Club Rooms.

Racing at the Rowley Mile is always a highlight of the weekend with several trainers bravely volunteering to step up to the microphone and take part in the annual NOW racing commentary challenge.

Sunday morning action will once again kick off on the iconic Warren Hill gallops, followed by a number of Newmarket’s top trainers opening their yards to the public. The popular Clipper Logistics racing personality show jumping competition will take centre stage for the afternoon’s entertainment on the Severals, alongside Stable Staff Games and much more.

There is a complimentary shuttle bus service on Sunday only for all NOW visitors from the Severals car park.



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