Middleham to hold virtual stables open day

The public watches a swimming demonstration at Mark Johnston's yard at a Middleham open day.

Middleham is to hold a virtual stables open day this year after the event had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

The new online event will take place on Sunday, September 13 and will be run in conjunction with the racing town of Malton.

During the virtual open day, racing enthusiasts will be able to watch video tours and get other behind-the-scenes insights from racehorse trainers.

They will also be able to meet a section of Yorkshire’s equine superstars online and find horses to follow for the Doncaster St Leger Festival and the Ayr Gold Cup Festival.

There will also be interviews with racing personalities, an online dog show, and an online art competition online art competition.

Dawn Goodfellow, chief executive of Racing Welfare, said: “Combining Middleham and Malton Open Days in a virtual form gives us a platform to promote racing in Yorkshire to a larger audience than we have ever been able to before.

“These occasions are hugely popular and important in promoting Yorkshire racing and for our fundraising efforts throughout the year.

“We hope everyone will follow the events of the day on Sunday 13th September and enjoy the fabulous insight on offer.”

Some of the proceeds generated from the Virtual Yorkshire Open Day will be go to Hill House in Middleham, which will incorporate 12 units of accommodation for people aged 16 to 24 years old working in the racing industry.

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