We are sorry to announce that the Epsom Open Day will not be going ahead in 2023.


Rising costs and logistical challenges mean that the event is sadly no longer viable as a charity fundraiser.


However, between 9th -17th September there are many opportunities to visit some of horseracing’s training yards through National Racehorse Week.


To find out which of your local stables will be opening their doors to the public, visit https://nationalracehorseweek.uk/


Racing Welfare


Catch up on all the latest updates and information about Epsom Open Day.


Open yards

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



Check back here to find out information about the day's activities


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.

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.