“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 update this site on a regular basis with details of other attractions, news and new sponsors, so keep your eyes on terrierderby.com.

A rude start ...

We would like to thank Farm Fencing & Country Store, Jessica Rae Millinery, Windmill Farm Kennels & Cattery, McGee Demolition, SCG Flooring, First Degree Couriers, Marchon eyewear and Amari Plastics for their continued sponsorship of the Terrier Derby.

Special thanks to all the "volunteers" including Alec Tabet, Dave Green, Derek Morrell, Terry & Dena Rechtern, Tim & Sue Cleminson, Gary West, Max Savan, Sue Anderson and Stevie Smith, webmaster Alan Kiddle plus apologies to anyone I have forgotten.

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There was a record turnout for the 14th Omni Terrier Derby held on Sunday 28th August 2016, run at Epsom racecourse, with over 70 barking mad dogs competing for the coveted prize.

The trophy was won, for the second year, by Lyra, owned by Michelle Blackwell, with Tigger, owned by Emma Llewellyn a gallant second.

There was also the ever popular best turned out dog competition, with prizes of his and hers doggy fascinators created by milliner Jessica Rae, won by Sara Ward's Bedlington Terrier Bertie and Olive, a Jack Russell owned by Louisa Dempster.

Click here to download the Terrier Derby Rules for terriers up to 15” at the shoulder.

The event is an hilarious spectacle for audience and participants alike.

Terrier Derby supporting the
Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Well over £1,900 has been raised so far for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity - please donate via Just Giving.

Also, donate by texting BDEX60 to 70070.

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?


The Omni Terrier Derby will be back on Sunday 27th August 2017.
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.

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.

15th Omni Terrier Derby
Sunday 27th August
Epsom Racecourse
Epsom, Surrey
Registration from 12:00
Races start at 1:15

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or text 07979 605579

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