“If you have never seen it before, terrier racing is one of the great spectator sports.”   Peter Thomas - Racing Post

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 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.

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.

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Omni would like to thank Farm Fencing & Country Store, Windmill Farm Kennels & Cattery, SCG Flooring, McGee Demolition, The Southwark Brewing Company and Amari Plastics for their continued support of The Terrier Derby.

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.


Sunday 28th August 2016
Registration from 12pm
Races from 1pm

Following twelve previous successful runnings, London based print and display company, Omni Colour, Omni were once again proud to sponsor the 13th Terrier Derby, run alongside the actual Derby course at historic Epsom Racecourse - click for map.
Despite the rather dull weather, over 60 barking mad terriers took part.
The grand final was won by Lyra, a Parson Jack Russell Terrier, owned by Michelle Blackwell from Toddy, owned by Michelle's daughter Ryan, a gallant 2nd.

Terrier Derby supporting the
Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Well over 1,200 has been raised so far for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and you can still donate via Just Giving.

You can also donate by texting BDEX60 £5 (or whatever amount you choose) to 70070.

The event was an hilarious spectacle for audience and participants alike with everybody agreeing that it was the best yet.

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?

2015 Winner Lyra with Michelle Blackwell


The Omni Terrier Derby will be back on Sunday 28th August 2016.
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 bob@terrierderby.com or call/text for more details 07979 605579.

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 charities.

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 the shoulder.

Saturday 21st May 2016
Terrier Racing at
Walton May Pageant
Walton-on-the-Hill KT20 7QF
The Prix De L’Arc De Tadworth

Once again there will be terrier racing at Walton May Pageant at the Howard Close Recreation Ground, Walton-on-the-Hill.
Last year 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.
Email bob@terrierderby.com or call/text for more details 07979 605579.

June 11th - Abinger Medieval Fair from 2:30pm.
June 25th - Cowden Fête (near Uckfield) from 1pm.

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2014 Omni Terrier Derby


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