Since 1780 the historic Epsom Racecourse has been the
home of the world famous Derby and since 2003 it has
also has been the scene of canine anarchy as dozens
of barking mad terriers compete in the Omni Terrier
The Omni Terrier Derby has grown in popularity with
dog owners and spectators over the past 14 years. An
unmissable slice of nonsense that also raises an ever
increasing amount for charities and keeps all number
of canine hooligans off the street.
Along with their roving international reporter, Anna
Webb from BBC Radio London's "Barking Blonds"
programme has attended several Omni Terrier Derbies.
Catch their excellent programme - Jo Good & Anna
Webb, THE BARKING HOUR, every Thursday 3pm-4pm BBC Radio
London 94.9 FM & DAB.
WATCH THIS SPACE
We update this site on a regular basis with details
of other attractions, news and new sponsors, so keep
your eyes on terrierderby.com.
A rude start ...
We would like to thank Farm Fencing & Country
Store, Jessica Rae Millinery, Windmill Farm Kennels
& Cattery, McGee Demolition, SCG Flooring, First
Degree Couriers, Marchon eyewear and Amari Plastics
for their continued sponsorship of the Terrier Derby.
Special thanks to all the "volunteers"
including Alec Tabet, Dave Green, Derek Morrell, Terry
& Dena Rechtern, Tim & Sue Cleminson, Gary
West, Max Savan, Sue Anderson and Stevie Smith, webmaster
Alan Kiddle plus apologies to anyone I have forgotten.
| 14th OMNI
There was a record turnout for the 14th Omni
Terrier Derby held on Sunday 28th August 2016, run at
Epsom racecourse, with over 70 barking mad dogs competing
for the coveted prize.
15th Omni Terrier
Sunday 27th August
Races start at 1:15
The trophy was won, for the second year, by Lyra,
owned by Michelle Blackwell, with Tigger, owned by
Emma Llewellyn a gallant second.
There was also the ever popular best turned out dog
competition, with prizes of his and hers doggy fascinators
created by milliner Jessica Rae, won by Sara Ward's
Bedlington Terrier Bertie and Olive, a Jack Russell
owned by Louisa Dempster.
here to download the Terrier
Derby Rules for terriers up to 15”
at the shoulder.
The event is an hilarious spectacle for
audience and participants alike.
Derby supporting the
Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
Well over £1,900 has been raised so far for The
Royal Marsden Cancer Charity - please donate via
Also, donate by texting BDEX60 to 70070.
In its relatively short history, the Omni Terrier Derby
has mirrored the tradition and heritage of The Derby
which has been run since 1780, by having successive
winners descending from the same family. What price
a son or daughter of a previous winner capturing the
Omni Terrier Derby 2017?
BRING YOUR TERRIER OR
The Omni Terrier Derby will be back on Sunday 27th August
If you have a terrier(s) up to 15” at the shoulder
then bring them along or just come and enjoy the fun with
the Terrier Racing set.
Owners can pre-register their terrier by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or call/text for more details 07979 605579.
SPECTATORS FREE !
There's a £2 entry fee per terrier in The Omni
Terrier Derby and free for
spectators - with a raffle and optional donation to
charities, which this year include The Royal Marsden
Cancer Charity, The Injured Jockey's Fund and canine
The attractions will again include the best turned out
dog competition which has become a feature of the day
with the prize of his and hers doggie hats crafted by
master milliner Jessica Rae.
As well as the Terrier Derby,
we run terrier races at other events.
It's all very informal and great fun.
Abinger Common, near Dorking
Abinger Medieval Fair
from around 14:00