THE racing yards of Malton and Norton were flooded with visitors on Sunday with people taking their chance to visit some of the sport’s most historic training locations.

Altogether 13 yards opened their doors to the public, along with the Injured Jockeys Fund’s Northern base, Jack Berry House.

Highfield Gallops once again provided the backdrop for an afternoon of entertainment, which included a demonstration from the Ravensdale Flyball team and Linton Pet Shop dog shows.

The White Rose Saddlery Mini Agility Relay was won by Pony Club members Harry Robinson and Tilly Mason who teamed up with jockey duo Rachel Richardson and Rhona Pinder.

The whole event finished with a hog roast and live DJ in the gallops marquee.

Mark Loades, Racing Welfare’s head of fundraising, said “Sunday’s ARC Malton Open Day was absolutely fantastic. There was a superb atmosphere everywhere you visited and a great crowd gathered throughout the afternoon to watch and take part in the activities at Highfield Gallops.

“A huge thank you from all of us at Racing Welfare to everyone who supported the event this year, including the trainers and their teams of staff, the team at Jack Berry House, our generous sponsors and event partners, those who attended with trade stands and most of all to the public for turning out in their droves to experience everything that this fabulous training centre has to offer.”

Money raised by the event will go towards funding Racing Welfare’s projects in the local area.