Hello and welcome to the Epsom Training and Development Fund new website.


horse-racingThe ETDF is a registered charity based in Surrey whose aim is to improve the welfare and conditions for the valuable racing staff in Epsom. During the year the Charity organizes a number of fund raising ventures which offer various sponsorship and advertising opportunities, generating funds for the charity whilst enabling companies to raise their profile in the local community and beyond.

The 2009 Open Day was held on Sunday 2nd August. Please check out the ‘Open Day‘ section of this website for a review on the day and photographs of the events.

A date is yet to be confirmed for the 2010 event but watch this space! Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

The 2009 Epsom Owners and Trainers Awards Dinner (see the EOTAD horse race) is 21st November 2009 at Epsom Downs Racecourse but, in a change to previous years, will be taking place in one of the purpose built function rooms in the beautiful new Grandstand. This is unveiled at the Spring Meeting on 22nd April 2009 and looks to be a very exciting venue.

You can see the new Grandstand here, or watch the presentation video below:

Horse racing is a sport for all ages and types. It is a leisurely pursuit with bucket loads of sheer excitement and action intertwined. Horse racing involves people from all walks of life, from high street gamblers to racing syndicates, from those involved in the new industry of horse racing trading (using the Betfair betting exchange) to those who just love a good family day out with some exhilarating sporting entertainment to boot. It really is an all-inclusive sport where untold amounts of fun can be had, as well as seeing some earth’s most beautiful and powerful creatures perform to their very best. For anyone who has never been to the races, you really don’t know what you are missing and you simply must give it a try one day soon! Here is a list of horse racing courses offering offers and special events to cater for any budget, get to the races, you will be glad you did!

a day at the horse races

P.S. I also just want to say a big thanks to Mark over at BetterSafeRadio for providing some fantastic custom-programmed comms kit which we use daily around the yard, thanks Mark!

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