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Open yards

Find out more about the 15 yards opening their gates to visitors this year.

OPEN YARDS

All day activities

There’s lots going on! Plan your day out at Malton Festival of Racing.

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.

Free Car Parking in Malton will be available at Wentworth Street Car Park, Navigation Wharf Car Park, Water Lane Car Park and The Shambles Car Park.  These will be signposted in Malton.

There will also be parking available at David O’Meara’s (please note only open from 9am until 11am), Mick Easterby’s, Tim Easterby’s, Lucy Egerton’s and Mark Walford’s.  However please note that the yards close at 12am so visitors must leave by then.  Please do not try and park at any of the other yards as parking is strictly NOT available.

Additional parking will be available at Riverside Meadow on the York Road (off the A64 from York, will be signposted) which will be a short walk into town

There will be free shuttle buses running from Malton Market Place to all yards starting at 8.45 with bus stops displayed on signs. Please note there will be only one departure to David O’Meara’s leaving at 9am on a first come first served basis.  Visitors wishing to visit this yard are encouraged to drive there.  There will be scheduled departures to Mick Easterby’s and Mark Walfords with buses leaving at 8.459.30 and 10.15.

There will also be a bus running to Jack Berry House throughout the morning.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance, on the day from all car parks in Malton, the Racing Welfare Stand in the Market Place or from the yards where parking is available. Those who purchase tickets online will be able to exchange their printed ticket for a wristband on the day.

Malton Festival of Racing brochures will be available to purchase on the day for £2. Advance tickets will receive a free of charge programme with every adult or senior ticket purchased.

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