Racing Welfare will combine with York Racecourse once again this year to deliver ARC Malton Open Day.

Experience all that goes on behind-the-scenes at a racing yard in the morning and then head to York Racecourse to enjoy an afternoon of racing, cheering on some of the horses you met earlier in the day.


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


Open Yards

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

Open Yards


There's lots going on. Plan your unique day out at Malton Open Day.



Racing Welfare have once again linked with York Racecourse to allow ARC Malton Open Day attendees to see behind-the-scenes of a training yard in the morning before heading on to York Racecourse in the afternoon to enjoy the YorkMix Family Sunday.

Please note that there will be no buses running to and from each of the yards meaning attendees can drive directly to the yards of all trainers opening their gates. All information on trainers opening their yards to the public, along with the postcodes of the car parks, can be found here.

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

Racing Welfare is a registered charity supporting the workforce of British
horseracing. The charity offers professional guidance and practical help to the stud, stable and
racecourse staff whose dedication is vital for the well-being of racing. Its work aims
to help people, from recruitment to retirement, to thrive in day to day life and
through a range of life’s challenges. You can find out more about Racing Welfare here.

York Racecourse is one of the Premier tracks in Europe having recently won the Flat Racecourse of the Year Award, for the fourth year, and also came out top in The Times newspaper survey of all Britain’s racecourses.

This year, those attending Malton Open Day throughout the morning have the opportunity to pre-purchase tickets in advance of the event to attend both Malton Open Day and York Racecourse’s YorkMix Family Sunday. Combined tickets permit entry to Malton Open Day throughout the morning and the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure at York Racecourse.

The additional fun is focused on the younger generation with both visits from a popular character and the “Entertainment Marquee” which has been home to giant inflatables, diggerland, a children’s zoo, zorb football, face painting, and lots more. Keep checking for back for full details of the 2023 line up.
Part of this traditional Sunday normally sees the young riders taking part in the Pony Racing Series.

Please note, for this special family meeting County Stand dress code is relaxed: gentlemen are not required to wear jacket, collar and tie.
Please keep an eye out for a programme of events here.

Races to watch at YorkMix Family Sunday

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Racing Welfare’s impact within the Horseracing community

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Horses not to miss at ARC Malton Open Day

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YorkMix Family Sunday

Fun for all of the family - and some proper racing

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The history of horseracing in Norton, Malton and the surrounding area dates back to the 1600s.

Langton Wold Racecourse meetings are recorded from before 1692 and by the time of its loss to enclosure and the plough in 1862, Langton Wold was regarded as one of the finest courses in England.

Trainer John Scott dominated the sport between 1832 and 1862 winning nearly every classic! His stables were at Whitewall. When William L’Annson’s Blink Bonnie won the Epsom Derby in 1857 “Malton Church bells rang and the pubs stayed open all night”.

Today, the history of horse training continues with both Langton Wold and Highfield being used as gallops for the racing fraternity in the Norton and Malton area. There are currently more than 20 trainers in the area.


Due to the format change of Malton Open Day, this year there will be no central base to purchase refreshments from. Many of the coffee shops and bakeries will be open in Malton and Norton throughout the morning. However, there will be three refreshment stalls, one at Cheesecake Hill, one at Julie Camacho’s Star Cottage yard, and the other at the yard of Richard Fahey.