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 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.
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.
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.
14th OMNI TERRIER
Sunday 28th August 2016
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
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.
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
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
BRING YOUR TERRIER
PRE REGISTER NOW
The Omni Terrier Derby will be back on Sunday 28th 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 email@example.com
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
MORE TERRIER RACING DATES
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.
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