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


Open yards

Find out more about the 11 yards opening their doors to visitors this year.


All day activities

There’s lots going on! Plan your unique day out at Middleham Open Day.


The busy racing centre of Middleham has been home to racehorses in training for more than 200 years. The town’s racing industry continues to thrive with 400 plus winners having been trained there each year for the past 38 years. There are currently 15 training yards located in and around the town.

There are lots of places to eat and drink in Middleham with a great selection of cafes and pubs. There are also many lovely places to stay. Please see for more details.

Car parking will be available on Middleham Low Moor, on the Coverham road out of Middleham; The Busks on Leyburn Road out of Middleham (DL8 4PP) and at Tennants in Leyburn (DL8 5SG). Please park in one of these designated car parks as there will be no parking in Middleham or at any of the yards. There will be a shuttle bus service running from each car park to each yard location throughout the morning.

Pre-purchased/online tickets can be collected from the Racing Welfare Stand in the centre of Middleham.

Tickets can be purchased on the day from the Racing Welfare Stand, Car Parks on The Busks or Low Moor and most yards. Brochures will also be available to purchase from these points.  Please note there are no card facilities on the day.

Well behaved dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a lead at all times and cleaned up after. Dogs will not be allowed on the shuttle buses. Find out more about our dog policy here.

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

Racing Welfare is the only charity that supports all people who work in racing – including stud, stable and racecourse staff, alongside those working in associated professions – from their recruitment right through into retirement.

The charity provides a wide range of advice and guidance services, all of which are completely confidential and non-judgmental