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Open yards

Find out more about the 8 trainers who will be welcoming visitors this year.

OPEN YARDS

Afternoon racing

Epsom Open Day is followed by racing at Epsom Downs with the Superheroes Return Family Fun Day.

EVENT DETAILS

Epsom is synonymous with horseracing, and the most famous race of all, The Derby. Since 1779 the richest race in Britain has been drawing huge crowds to the Epsom and Walton Downs.

The Downs is an area of some 600 acres, from which on a clear day you can see a panoramic view of London. Epsom Downs training ground hosts 85 miles of grass and all-weather tracks and is the permanent base for eleven racehorse trainers operating in the town.

2016 was an incredible year for Epsom with the performance of Harbour Law, trained by Laura Mongan, in winning the St Leger – the first Classic winner to be trained in Epsom for 47 years.

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. 

Dogs must be kept on leads and under close control at all times and you are also reminded to clean up after your dog.  Dogs are allowed on the shuttle buses but again must be kept on a lead and under close control.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or on the day.

As the organisers of the event, Racing Welfare will be the main beneficiary charity of the Epsom Open Day.

Racing Welfare is the only charity that supports all people who work in racing – stud, stable and support staff; from their recruitment right through to retirement. Our support is available to everyone working the thoroughbred and arab racing industries.

Our mission is to enhance the wellbeing of people from the thoroughbred racing and breeding community, by providing comprehensive and individual support throughout and after their working lives.