Ripon Course Guide

Racing takes place at the North Yorkshire track throughout the summer with two distinct highlights, the Great St Wilfrid Stakes and the Ripon Champion Two year Old Trophy.

The Great St Wilfrid Stakes is a valuable sprint handicap run over six furlongs for three-year-olds and upwards and takes place in mid-August. The richest race staged at the North Yorkshire venue, the handicap has established itself as a milestone in the flat season and serves as a potential stepping stone to the Ayr Gold Cup.

Trainers David O’Meara and Richard Fahey have dominated the race in recent years, between them winning all five renewals from 2011-2015.

Ripon’s other feature race is the Listed Ripon Champion Two year Old Trophy, which takes place on August Bank Holiday Monday, and is run over six furlongs.

Flat Racing

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A right-handed, oval circuit of thirteen furlongs, with a run-in of five furlongs, and a straight six-furlong course. Owing to the rather cramped bends and the surface undulations in the straight, the Ripon track is rather sharp in character.

In good conditions, Ripon is a front-runner’s course. There’s a ridge about a furlong and a half out, from where you can kick on and, if you can get away at that point, you’ll be very hard to beat. It’s a track that can give the impression of being bowling-green flat but, believe me, it’s not at all and a lot of horses get lost around there. On the sprint course, up against the stands’ side rail is the place to be, ideal for fast horses. They’ve worked hard on the round track latterly – and most horses handle it nicely.

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Replays & Results

14:15 Ripon Museums Maiden Stakes

(Class 5) (5f)
Red, red cap, white spots (Mr D W Armstrong & Mr M J K Dods)
  • Winner: Bartle Hall
  • Jockey: Connor Beasley
  • Trainer: M Dods
  • Owner: Mr D W Armstrong & Mr M J K Dods

14:45 Newby Hall & Gardens Nursery

(Class 5) (5f)
White, red sash, red and white striped cap (Mr Saeed Manana)
  • Winner: Implicit
  • Jockey: T Eaves
  • Trainer: J Tate
  • Owner: Mr Saeed Manana

15:20 Ripon Cathedral Fillies' Handicap

(Class 4) (5f)
Black, mauve triple diamond and sleeves, mauve cap, black diamond (Mr D A West & Partner)
  • Winner: Midnight Malibu
  • Jockey: Jamie Gormley
  • Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Owner: Mr D A West & Partner

15:50 David Chapman Memorial Handicap

(Class 3) (6f)
Yellow, red star, emerald green sleeves, red cap (Cragg Wood Racing)
  • Winner: Pipers Note
  • Jockey: J Garritty
  • Trainer: Mrs R Carr
  • Owner: Cragg Wood Racing

16:20 Fountains Abbey World Heritage Site Handicap

(Class 4) (1m 4f 10y)
Dark blue, white disc, dark blue sleeves, white stars, white cap (The Get Round The Back Syndicate)
  • Winner: Mutadaffeq
  • Jockey: Jim Crowley
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Owner: The Get Round The Back Syndicate

16:55 Lightwater Valley Novice Stakes

(Class 5) (1m 1f 170y)
White, dark blue armlets and cap (The Royal Ascot Racing Club)
  • Winner: Snow Wind
  • Jockey: P J McDonald
  • Trainer: W J Haggas
  • Owner: The Royal Ascot Racing Club

17:25 Visit Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 4f 10y)
Orange, white spots, dark blue sleeves, red cap (Mr A M Caygill)
  • Winner: Mr C
  • Jockey: S A Gray
  • Trainer: Ollie Pears
  • Owner: Mr A M Caygill
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The Racecourse
Boroughbridge Road
North Yorkshire
01765 530530
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