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 15 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 3-4pm BBC Radio
London 94.9 FM & DAB.
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of other attractions, news and new sponsors, so keep
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A rude start ...
The Omni Terrier Derby would like to express
their sincere thanks to the following sponsors and
supporters: Paul Mercieca, Farm Fencing and Jonathan
Risley at Windmill Farm Kennels & Cattery.
Special thanks to all the volunteers
including Crew & Helpers Terry Rechtern, Tim Cleminson,
Sue Anderson, Lorraine Smith, Alec Tabet, Dave Green,
Derek Morrell, Tony Drewitt, Emma & Kevin Llewellyn,
Damian Gasparro, Rebecca Cooper, Barrie Bass, Lana
Gazder, John Miles, Gary West, webmaster Alan Kiddle,
and all the dogs and their owners for making it such
a fun day -
plus apologies to anyone I have forgotten.
15th OMNI TERRIER DERBY 2017
The 15th Omni Terrier Derby was the most competitive
yet, with a clash in the final that would have surely
upstaged the Mayweather v McGregor fight.
The Derby was won by Bullet, a Rat Terrier owned
by Emma and Kevin Llewellyn, with last year's winner
Lyra, a Parson Jack Russell owned by Michelle Blackwell,
a gallant second. Lyra has only recently had a litter
of puppies so it was a remarkable effort.
In third place was Aitch, another Rat Terrier owned
by Emma & Kevin, so it was a triumphant day for
Team Kent Terrier racing.
Local hope Frank, owned by organiser Bob Pain, had
shown considerable dash in the lead up to the final,
but the sheer excitement of the day took its toll
and he trailed in fourth, having finished ahead of
Lyra when winning the semi final.
The Rat Pack struck again in the best turned out dog
competition, judged by Lana Gazder and John Miles.
Eva, a daughter of Bullet, also owned by Emma &
Kevin, won the best bitch. The best dog prize was
won by Rocky, a Parson Jack Russell.
Both received beautifully crafted doggy hats by master
milliner Jessica Rea and presented by Milan fashion
expert Raffaella Motta.
The event is an hilarious spectacle for
audience and participants alike.
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.
Omni Terrier Derby
Sunday 25th August 2019
Terrier Derby is run alongside the actual Derby
course - click
Registration from 12:00
Races start at 1:15
BRING YOUR TERRIER OR
have a terrier(s) up to 15” at the shoulder bring
it along or just come and enjoy the fun with the Terrier
here to download the Terrier Derby
Rules for terriers up to 15” at the shoulder.
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 include The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity,
The Injured Jockey's Fund and canine charities.