“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.

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 94.9 FM.


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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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 & Cattery.

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 30th August 2015
Registration from 12pm
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 map.
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.

Terrier Derby supporting the
Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Please support the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity by donating via Just Giving.

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 - click 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?


The Omni Terrier Derby will be back on Sunday 30th August 2015.
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.

Prix 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.

Email bob@terrierderby.com or call/text for more details 07979 605579.

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2014 Omni Terrier Derby


To advertise here email bob@terrierderby.com or call/text for more details 07979 605579.
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