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
Growing in popularity with terrier owners and spectators
over the years, the Terrier Derby has now become an
unmissable attraction that also raises an ever increasing
amount for charities.
Anna Webb from BBC Radio London's "Barking
Blonds" programme were at last year's Terrier
Derby signing copies of their brilliant new book entitled
(by coincidence) Barking Blonds. Catch their excellent
programme - Jo Good, Anna Webb, Molly & Matilda: THE
BARKING HOUR every Thursday 3pm-4pm BBC Radio London
WATCH THIS SPACE
We will be updating the site in the coming weeks with
details of other attractions, news and new sponsors
so keep your eyes on terrierderby.com
A rude start ...
We would like to thank the whole crew including
Dave & Yvonne Green, Alec Tabet, Terry & Dena
Rechtern, Tim & Sue Clemence, Steve & Sue
Garland, Nina & Simon Bagley, Steve & Sue
Worsfold, Gary West and John Miles
Not forgetting webmaster Alan Kiddle plus Oliver Leedham
and Ronnie Temple for some great photos.
We would like to extend our gratitude to new Terrier
Derby sponsors, Celtic Contractors along with regular
supporters Farm Fencing, Mc Gee Demolition, SCG
Flooring and Windmill Farm Boarding Kennels &
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.
13th OMNI TERRIER DERBY
Sunday 30th August 2015
Races start 1pm
Following twelve previous successful runnings, London
based print and display company, Omni
Colour, are once again proud to sponsor
the 13th Omni Terrier Derby, run alongside the actual
Derby course - click for
There was a record turn out in 2014 with over 70 dogs
chasing a lure towed by a (not so) state of the art
contraption using a converted car starter motor.
Derby supporting the
Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
Please support the Royal Marsden
Cancer Charity by donating via Just
Carol Anderson passed away earlier this year after
a courageous battle with oesophageal cancer. Carol
was a vivacious, fun loving, generous and enthusiastic
member of the Terrier Derby team. Carol was cared
for by the Royal Marsden whose work in fighting
cancer is legendary and needs your support. Donating
through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure
here to donate.
You can also donate by texting BDEX60 £5 (or
whatever amount you choose) to 70070.
16 heats, quarter and semi finals culminated
in the grand final which was won by Leo, a Patterdale
cross Border terrier, owned by Darren and Janice Dent.
Ollie, the winner in 2010, owned by Emma Llewellyn,
came in a close second.
The event was an hilarious spectacle for audience and
participants alike with everybody agreeing that it was
the best yet.
In the true tradition of the actual Derby, Leo is a brother
to the 2012 winner Widget, also owned by Janice and Darren.
Thus, in its relatively short history, the Omni Terrier
Derby has mirrored the tradition and heritage of the The
Derby which has been run since 1780. What price on the
Omni Terrier Derby 2315?
BRING YOUR TERRIER
PRE REGISTER NOW
The Omni Terrier Derby will be back on Sunday 30th 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
2014 Winner Leo with Darren
Registration from 12pm.
Races start at 1pm - with up to 16 heats then quarter
finals, semi-final and grand final. Plenty of parking
in adjacent car parks; refreshments available and toilet
facilities are just metres away.
Click here to download the Terrier
Derby Rules for terriers up to 15” at
De L’Arc De Tadworth
Terrier Racing at
Walton May Pageant
Walton-on-the-Hill KT20 7QF
Saturday 16th May 2015
Once again there was terrier racing at Walton
May Pageant at the Howard
Close Recreation Ground, Walton-on-the-Hill.
Many owners took the opportunity to get their terriers
limbered for the big day Omni Terrier Derby. The races
were generously sponsored by local businesses with all
proceeds going to the Walton Pageant charities.
We are very grateful to the following supporters: SCG
Flooring, Farm Fencing, Equestrian Country Store, Jessica
Rea Millinery, Windmill Farm Kennels & Cattery, Walton
Salon and Tadworth Tyres.
or call/text for more details 07979 605579.
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