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

13:55 Theakston Legendary Ales Ebf Novice Stakes

(Class 5) (6f)
Purple, white cross of lorraine and armlets, quartered cap (Mr Craig Miller)
  • Winner: Fastman
  • Jockey: D Nolan
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Owner: Mr Craig Miller

14:30 Constant Security Nursery

(Class 4) (1m)
Dark green, beige stars on sleeves (Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar)
  • Winner: Riviera Nights
  • Jockey: Hayley Turner
  • Trainer: R Hannon
  • Owner: Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar

15:05 Noel Hetherton Memorial Handicap

(Class 4) (5f)
Yellow, royal blue cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, black diamonds, white cap (Yenilecas Syndicate)
  • Winner: Machree
  • Jockey: Callum Shepherd
  • Trainer: D Carroll
  • Owner: Yenilecas Syndicate

15:35 Ripon Cathedral City Of The Dales Handicap

(Class 2) (6f)
Royal blue, maroon stars (James Edgar & William Donaldson)
  • Winner: Royal Brave
  • Jockey: R Ffrench
  • Trainer: Rebecca Bastiman
  • Owner: James Edgar & William Donaldson

16:10 Michael Raby Memorial Handicap

(Class 4) (1m 4f 10y)
Orange, purple sash, white sleeves, white cap, purple spots (Mr David Scott & Partner)
  • Winner: Multellie
  • Jockey: D Allan
  • Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Owner: Mr David Scott & Partner

16:45 Lloyd Land Rover Ripon Apprentice Handicap

(Class 5) (6f)
Pink, purple cross belts, quartered cap (Mr Terry Pryke)
  • Winner: Case Key
  • Jockey: Mark Crehan
  • Trainer: M Appleby
  • Owner: Mr Terry Pryke

17:20 Cockney Key Hunt Novice Stakes

(Class 5) (1m 4f 10y)
Black and white (halved), sleeves reversed, red cap (Mr A E Oppenheimer)
  • Winner: Prabeni
  • Jockey: Josephine Gordon
  • Trainer: W J Haggas
  • Owner: Mr A E Oppenheimer
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North Yorkshire
01765 530530
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