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 Derby.
The Terrier Derby has grown in popularity with terrier owners
and spectators over the years and has now become an unmissable
attraction at the Epsom
Racehorse Trainers' Open Day.
Anna Webb from BBC Radio London's
"Barking Blonds" programme were at this
year's Terrier Derby signing copies of their brilliant new
book entitled (by coincidence) Barking Blonds.
Do try and catch their excellent programme every Thursday
3pm-4pm on 94.9 FM.
Jo Good, Anna Webb, Molly & Matilda: THE BARKING
HOUR every Thursday 3pm-4pm, BBC Radio London
This year there was a best turned
out dog competition, a raffle with some great prizes
including a unique doggy fascinator, plus food, trade stands
and other attractions.
Farm Fencing Ltd are
currently running a competition in support of the Terrier
Derby charities - you can win the giant Farm Fencing Monkey
- just pop in to their store in Tadworth, pay £2 and
guess the name of the monkey - good luck.
De L’Arc De Tadworth
Terrier Racing at Walton May Pageant, Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey
Saturday 18th May 2013.
Once again there was terrier racing at Walton
May Pageant on Saturday 18th May at the Howard
Close Recreation Ground, Walton-on-the-Hill.
It was a more informal event than the Omni Epsom Terrier
Derby and a chance to get your terrier limbered up before
the big day.
As an added twist there was Terrier Tombola - (just pick
the colour of a collar) with all proceeds going to the Pageant
or call/text for more details 07979 605579.
Watch this space for 2014 dates ...
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EPSOM TRAINERS' OPEN DAY
The Omni Terrier Derby is one of
the main attractions at the Epsom
Racehorse Trainers' Open Day held in support of the Epsom
Racing Staff Welfare and other racing charities.