With a blank day of racing in the county, the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival activity continues with a visit to Jack Berry House on Tuesday.

The Open Afternoon starts at 1.30pm and will include a tour of the facilities, artefacts from Malton Museum’s exhibition of the horse and a screening of the film Seabiscuit at 3.30pm.

Jack Berry House opened in 2015 has proved an asset to the racing community, both locally and further afield.

Paddy Aspell, a flat jockey, currently using the facility having injured his knee in a racing fall, paid tribute and said: “The team are so dedicated, they would have you in eight days a week if it was possible. It would certainly be difficult to return to full fitness as quickly without Jack Berry House, they give you a real leg up.

“Access to specialist facilities such as the hydropool and ice-machine have been a big benefit to me. They are high-tech pieces of equipment and being able to use them regularly really speeds up recovery.’’

Other demonstrations include some jockey fitness exercises, to give visitors an idea of how to work the different areas of the body required for race riding. There will also be the opportunity to have a go on an equisizer, a mechanical horse, under the tutelage of a jockey coach.

The mechanical horse allows jockeys and stable staff to be coached on their riding position and technique with the aids of video and mirrors to perfect their style.

Tickets for the open afternoon are still available and can be booked by emailing charlotte.russell@goracing.co.uk.