With the increased number of people using Epsom & Walton Downs to take their daily exercise, we would like to remind people that the area is also used to exercise racehorses and there are two very important restrictions in place in order to protect both members of the public and the members of the racing community who use the Downs.
Before midday when racehorses are exercising on the Gallops, people should not walk or cycle on or across the Gallops and dogs must remain on leads across all of Epsom Downs. There is clear signage to this effect and the tracks reserved for racehorses are marked with white discs along the route. This includes the Sand Gallops on the back of Walton Downs.
Simon Durrant, General Manager at Epsom Downs Racecourse said:
“We would like to remind people that when they use Epsom & Walton Downs that this area is a racehorse training facility and in order for it to be a safe environment for everyone they need to follow the guidance clearly marked on the signage in the area.
“Before midday, when racehorses will be exercising on the Gallops, people should not walk or cycle on or across the Gallops including the Sand Gallops on the back of Walton Downs and dogs must remain on leads across all of Epsom Downs."