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Virtual Yorkshire Open Day

Sunday 13th September


We are delighted to announce that we are holding a Virtual Yorkshire Open Day on Sunday 13th September.  The showcase of racing in Yorkshire is being held in place of Middleham and Malton Open Days which were sadly cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   We would like to thank Arena Racing Company (ARC) for their continued support which will enable us to make this year’s event one to remember.

What can you expect..?

Watch video tours and get other behind-the-scenes insights from racehorse trainers from across the county
Meet a section of Yorkshire’s equine superstars
Look ahead to horses to follow for the Doncaster St Leger Festival and the Ayr Gold Cup Festival.
Hear from stellar racing personalities with some special interviews on what makes racing in Yorkshire so special

Get involved…

Enter our online dog show from home and vote for your favourites, all winners will be decided by a public vote
Enter our online art competition – entries will be judged by Racing Welfare ambassador and artist Darren ‘Birdie’ Bird

Register your interest and sign up for our special brochure…

Make sure you register your interest and sign up for the Virtual Yorkshire Open Day brochure that will feature exclusive content.

Follow us on social media @Racingwelfare for all the build-up to the event and use the #YorkshireOpenDay

“Combining Middleham and Malton Open Days in a virtual form gives us a platform to promote racing in Yorkshire to a larger audience than we have ever been able to before. These occasions are hugely popular and important in promoting Yorkshire racing and for our fundraising efforts throughout the year.  We hope everyone will follow the events of the day on Sunday 13th September and enjoy the fabulous insight on offer.” Dawn Goodfellow, Chief Executive of Racing Welfare


Proceeds generated from the Virtual Yorkshire Open Day will be used to provide a full range of support services to all of racing’s people and will aid in developing local projects such as Hill House in Middleham, which will incorporate 12 units of accommodation for people aged 16-24 years old.

Racing Welfare is running a national online auction to assist in fundraising efforts, which will go live on 27th August until 24th September.  The fantastic lots on offer include a private tour of the National Stud in Newmarket complete with an overnight stay at the historic Jockey Club Rooms, and a 2021 share in a racehorse with the Hot to Trot syndicate.