PEOPLE are once again being given the chance to see behind the scenes at the yards of some of Malton’s best known racehorse trainers.

As part of the Malton Festival of Racing on Sunday, leading figures in the northern racing industry, including Richard Fahey, John Quinn and Tim Easterby to name but a few, will open their yard gates to the public.

Visitors will also have the chance to look around one of racing’s “crown jewels” in the form of the Injured Jockeys Fund northern rehabilitation centre, Jack Berry House.

After meeting the horses, stable staff and trainers in the morning, visitors are invited to enjoy a wide range of attractions on Highfield Gallops in the afternoon. There will be something to appeal to all the family, with a programme including a Jockeys’ Relay showjumping competition, a dog show - which is open to all - and terrier racing, as well as an array of food, drink and shopping stalls.

There will also be a children’s face painting area, bucking bronco and a “grand national” inflatable game.

As the organisers of the Arena Racing Company-sponsored event, Racing Welfare will be the main beneficiary charity of the day, with a proportion of the funds raised also going to local causes.

Sarah Fanning, regional welfare manager for the North at Racing Welfare said: “The Malton Festival of Racing, incorporating the Stables Open Day, is a key event for the horseracing industry in the area.

“It helps to highlight the success of racing in the North of England and provides a special opportunity for racing fans and local people to see the hard work that takes place behind the scenes in the sport.”

Tickets are available from with adult tickets priced £10, concessions at £7.50 and those 16 and under go free of charge.