Opening of Hack Canter at Epsom Downs and Closure of Hack Ride

22nd August 2022 Epsom

This change has been agreed in the interests of the safety of horses and their riders, and all users of The Downs. The Hack Canter, which is on grass land previously restricted for use only by Licenced Racehorse Trainers, will be available for use by leisure riders after noon each day. It may also continue to be used by Licenced Racehorse Trainers before noon on any day: on such occasions, this will be agreed and communicated in advance by The Training Grounds Management Board.

The Jockey Club reserves the right to temporarily close part or all of the Hack Canter, as a result of poor weather and/or unsuitable or unsafe ground conditions, or to facilitate any required maintenance and major repair works.

The terms of this new arrangement have been approved by The Jockey Club, The Horserace Betting Levy Board, The Epsom and Walton Downs Conservators, The British Horse Society, and The Epsom and The Walton Downs Training Grounds Management Board.

Those who wish to comment on this change have 28 days from 22nd August to do so and all comments and contributions will be gratefully received . Any correspondence must be sent to by 5.00pm on Monday 19th September 2022.

The Jockey Club

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