Trainers Open Days
Open days are a great experience for seasoned racegoers and enthusiasts alike; a chance to see behind the scenes and meet the heroes
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.
Epsom Downs training centre hosts its popular Trainers’ Open Morning on bank holiday Monday, August 26. Visitors can watch horses working on the gallops before seven training yards will be opening their doors to the public. The format of the morning is:
8.15am Buses start shuttling to the gallops from car park 15 - Cars can also drive and park at the Gallops if they plan on using their own cars to visit yards (shuttle buses are advised due to limited parking).
Open Day parking will be in Car Park 15, Epsom Downs Racecourse. This will be clearly sign posted.
8.30am Gallop viewing – Commentary and trainer interviews by ITV Racing’s Rishi Persad.
9.30am yards open - 12.00pm yards close.
This is a wonderful opportunity to look behind the scenes, see the horses in training and meet the staff that look after them.
The ROA will be represented at trainer Adam West’s yard, and we hope to see some members on the day.
Activities continue at the racecourse with a family fun themed afternoon of racing.
All proceeds from the day will go to Racing Welfare, which provides affordable accommodation and other welfare benefits for Epsom’s racing staff. For further info see https://www.epsomopenday.co.uk/
Scott Dixon Open Morning - Bank Holiday Monday 26 August
Scott will be hosting his open morning at his yard, based at Southwell racecourse from 10am on Bank Holiday Monday. Any ROA members visiting the yard will also gain complimentary entry to the racecourse for the afternoon's All-Weather fixture.
Richard Hannon Open Day - Sunday 1 September
Richard Hannon's Herridge Racing Stables will open between 10am and 1pm on 1 September. The open morning will raise money for two local charities, Greatwood Charity is the only charity that uses retired racehorses to help disadvantaged children and young adults with Special Educational needs, and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
Footballer Charlie Austin and children entertainers Sharkey and George will be on hand to add to the morning's entertainment.
Entry is £20, with children under 16 just £5 when accompanied by an adult. There is limited availability of 500 tickets open to the public, so make sure you book your tickets as soon as possible by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Malton Open Day - Sunday 15 October
14 yards will be opening to the public this year, followed by an afternoon of entertainment on Highfield Gallops including a flyball demonstration and dog show.
Free car parking for all cars will be available on Highfield Gallops this year Highfield Gallops can be accessed from Langton Road heading away from or towards Norton.
Free shuttle buses for Malton and Norton yards will run from Highfield Gallops throughout the morning but car parking will be available at those yards open outside of Malton. Please see each trainers profile on the ‘Yards Open’ page to check whether they are accessible by bus or car.
For those that live in Malton or intend to travel to Malton by public transport there will be shuttle buses from the Market Place bus stop on Newgate to Highfield Gallops and also to Richard Fahey’s yard.
Please note there will strictly be no car parking at Richard Fahey’s yard, you must go by bus.
There will be shuttle buses running to Jack Berry House throughout the morning as well.
Entry is £12.50, and can be booked online at www.maltonopenday.co.uk
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.
Lambourn Open Day - 10 April 2020 (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 the opportunity 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.