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

NEWS

Open yards

Find out more about the 13 yards opening their gates to visitors this year.

OPEN YARDS

All day activities

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

FUN ACTIVITIES

The history of thoroughbred Horse Racing 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 had come to be regarded as one of the finest courses in England.

Trainer John Scott dominated the sport between 1832 and 1862 winning nearly ever 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.

****MALTON OPEN DAY TRAVEL UPDATE****

Due to gas works on Church Street in Malton, there will be a diversion in place for traffic arriving from the West (A64) and North (B1257 & A169) on Sunday 15th September. If travelling from this direction, please follow the diversion signs in place which will redirect you to the point where you pick up Malton Open day signage, taking you to the event parking at Highfield Gallops.

Please follow this diversion signage and NOT your Sat Nav; the redirection is in place to prevent you encountering delays in the centre of the town.

Traffic arriving from the East Riding and Welham Road will be unaffected.

Free car parking for all cars will be available on Highfield Gallops. The postcode for Highfield Gallops is YO17 9QG The entrance to the gallops is on the left hand side, just after White Rose Saddlery, when driving out of Norton on Langton Road. Routes to drivable yards are signposted as follows:

White route – Tim Easterby and Lucy Egerton
Yellow route – Roger Fell
Green route – Mick Easterby

Free shuttle buses for Malton and Norton yards will run from Highfield Gallops throughout the morning but car parking will be available at those yards open outside of Malton.  Please see each trainers profile on the ‘Yards Open’ page to check whether they are accessible by bus or car.

For those that live in Malton or intend to travel to Malton by public transport there will be shuttle buses from the Market Place bus stop on Newgate to Highfield Gallops and also to Richard Fahey’s yard.

There will be shuttle buses running to Jack Berry House throughout the morning as well.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or on the day from the Racing Welfare Stand on Highfield Gallops or from yards where parking is permitted.  Those who purchase tickets online must exchange their printed ticket for a wristband on the day.

Dogs

Well behaved dogs are welcome, but need to be kept on a lead at all times and all waste picked up. Thank you for your co-operation and don’t forgot to enter them in the dog show! 

Accessibility

All yards opening for Malton Open Day are accessible for wheelchair users and mobility scooters.  There is allocated disabled parking at Highfield Gallops and Mick Easterby, Tim Easterby, Roger Fell, Lucy Egerton and Nigel Tinkler’s yards are all accessible by car, with parking available at the yard.  If you have any specific queries, please call us on 01638 560 763 (Monday – Friday; 9am – 5pm).

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