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Ripon Racecourse is located in north Yorkshire,the north east of England.

Ripon is a little unusual as they race right handed here,when most English courses race left handed.

Just flat racing at Ripon,and no National Hunt fixtures are hosted.

The bends at Ripon are quite tight,but a long 5 furlong straight makes it a fair test for most horses.


The finishing line is reached after a gradual climb up the straight,but stamina is not really a major requirement.

The course at Ripon is slightly undulating,but should not unsettle most runners.

Ripon can offer a straight race up to 6 furlongs,all other races must take in one or more bends.

Draw bias - if bends are to be negotiated,then high numbers are favoured,but low numbers are best for sprints on the straight course.

Front runners seem to do well at Ripon,but once headed drop away quickly,so bet to win and not each way.

Ripon Racecourse is set in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and is often referred to as The Garden Course.

The main race during season at Ripon is the Great St.Wilfred,which is a sprint race held in August.

Racing has taken place in Ripon area for over 300 years.

This actual racecourse at Ripon was officially opened in 1900.

Ripon is a summer racing venue and hold regular meetings (about 16 ) from April through to September.

A big screen is provided for racegoers at Ripon to show previous races to evaluate runners form and an analysis of the days races.

Ripon can offer their visitors the exact package to suit any budget,from Platinum Package to a BBQ service - contact course for prices.

Taking a group of friends or business colleagues to the races ? - book a trackside box,or even a marquee on the lawn - details and prices from events manager.

Ripon hosted the first horse race for female jockeys in England - and it is surprising that this event took place way back 1723.


Look out for Ripon's themed meetings like,Ladies Day,Children's Day,Big Night Out meetings that are very popular with the locals.

Ripon Racecourse can offer conferencing facilities for weddings,birthdays,business meetings etc. - rooms can be hired for 12 to 120 people.

Disabled visitors are well catered for at Ripon - you get special parking areas,lifts to viewing areas,toilets,and more to make your day enjoyable - and if you have a carer,they can get in free,but you need to telephone the course first and they will arrange that for you.

Traveling by rail is usually the best option for racegoers,but Ripon is a little isolated,and the nearest stations are Thirsk and Harrogate - but you still have 11 more miles to travel (buses are provided )before reaching the race track - car is best on this occasion and the A1 goes close to Ripon.

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