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Ripon Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

Set in the Yorkshire Dales, Ripon is an undulating course with a long five-furlong run-in that has proven a very popular track with locals and tourists alike. The highlight of their year is the Great St Wilfrid Handicap, sponsored by William Hill and is one of the leading sprint races of the season, which takes place during August. One of the most attractive racecourses in Britain, the course delivers a lively and friendly atmosphere ideal for families.

Aerial view of Ripon RacecourseView Ripon Racecourse in Google Maps

Contact and Location

Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1UG. United Kingdom.
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The Effect of the Draw

High numbers are definitely best in big-field sprints, particularly on soft ground. But when there are 15 runners or fewer, low numbers, who race nearest the stand rail, are favoured. Put a line straight through anything drawn 7-13. High numbers are just about best on the round course. Concentrate on the top four stalls over 5f and 6f with more than sixteen runners, and the bottom six stalls otherwise. Cross out all runners drawn between 7 and 13 in sprints.

Racing at Ripon Racecourse

Local Knowledge


  1. Response Taxi Services (1 mile away)
    Tel: +44 7716 759080

  2. Norman Snowden (1.3 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1765 603353

  3. J P Private Hire (1.4 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1765 692666

Places to Stay

  1. Riverside Hotel (1.2 miles away)
    Iddesliegh Terrace 20-21 Boroughbridge Road, Bondgate Green, Ripon HG4 1QW, UK
    Tel: +44 1765 603864

  2. The Royal Oak (1.5 miles away)
    36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, UK
    Tel: +44 1765 602284

  3. Ripon Spa Hotel (1.7 miles away)
    Park Street, Ripon HG4 2BU, UK
    Tel: +44 1765 602172

Places to Eat

  1. Southgate Fisheries (1.2 miles away)
    Southgate, Ripon HG4 1SF, UK
    Tel: +44 1765 604285

  2. Bondgate Fisheries (1.3 miles away)
    10 Bondgate Green, Ripon HG4 1QW, UK
    Tel: +44 1765 603986

  3. McDonald's Restaurants (1.3 miles away)
    Quarry Moor Service Staion, Harrogate Road, Ripon HG4 2SD, UK
    Tel: +44 1765 698994

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