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Article 8th August 2022 Epsom Downs

The popular Epsom Open Day is set to return on Sunday 11th September. The event, organised by racing’s human welfare charity, Racing Welfare, kick-starts National Racehorse Week which aims to celebrate both the racehorse and the staff responsible for the high levels of care they receive daily.

Racehorse trainers will open their doors to the public, giving unrivalled behind-the-scenes access to some of the most historic racing yards in the UK. Visitors to the home of the Epsom Derby will be able to meet a wealth of equine stars, as well as chat to the trainers and stable staff who provide their day-to-day care.

The Epsom Open Day welcomes visitors to visit the famous Epsom Downs for a morning of behind-the-scenes access at the home of the Derby. The day begins with a gallops and starting stalls demonstration, after which guests will be invited to visit the open yards throughout the morning. Activities for all the family will be available at the yards, including a fun ‘Racing Trail’ for the younger ones, plus demonstrations showing how to groom and tack up the horse, load and unload onto a horsebox and a farrier display.

The event will be raising vital funds for organisers Racing Welfare, who have a strong local presence in and around Epsom. The charity provides a wide range of advice and support services for people working in or retired from racing, and organises a range of events, trips and activities in the local communities.

Advance tickets are available priced £10.00 for the Epsom Open Day. As always, under 16s are welcome to attend for free. Go to to book now.

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