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


Open yards

Find out more about the 12 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 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 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.

As the organisers of the event, Racing Welfare will be the main beneficiary charity of the Open Day, with a proportion of the funds raised also going to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity.

Racing Welfare is the charity supporting the workforce of British horseracing.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance