VISITORS will have the opportunity to see behind the scenes at the yards of some of Malton and Norton’s best-known racehorse trainers at the weekend.

As part of the Malton Open Day on Sunday, leading figures in the racing industry will open their yards to the public.

There will also be the chance to look around the Injured Jockeys Fund northern rehabilitation centre, Jack Berry House.

Yards will open from 8.45am to noon, with buses available to transport visitors.

A wide range of attractions will also take place on Highfield Gallops in the afternoon, including a jockeys’ relay showjumping competition, a dog show and terrier racing, as well as food, drink and shopping stalls.

New for 2019 is a flyball demonstration and Crombie Wilkinson and White Rose Saddlery jockey and pony club agility competition.

The entertainment carries on from 5pm until dark, with music and a hot roast in the gallops marquee.

As the organisers of the Arena Racing Company-sponsored event, Racing Welfare will be the main beneficiary charity of the day.

Lucy Miller, Racing Welfare’s regional welfare manager for the north, said “This year’s Malton Open Day is jam-packed with family entertainment and we’re all set for a fantastic day.

“We are very grateful to all 13 trainers who will be welcoming in the public on the day, their support really is crucial to the success of the event.

“Malton is a fabulous training centre and the open day not only delivers the warm welcome that you would expect in this part of the world, but also provides a showcase for racing in the area by offering a fabulous variety of yards for people to visit on the day.”

Tickets for the event are on sale at

Adult passes are £12.50 and include a programme, with concessions at £8.50 and under 16s free.