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 EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes (Plus 10)

(Class 5) (5f)
Light blue, brown chevrons on sleeves, black cap (The Light My Fire Partnership)
  • Winner: Light My Fire
  • Jockey: M Harley
  • Trainer: Tom Dascombe
  • Owner: The Light My Fire Partnership

14:50 Visit Handicap (Div 1)

(Class 5) (6f)
Red, white chevron, purple sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star (New Vision Bloodstock)
  • Winner: Fortunate Vision
  • Jockey: Jason Watson
  • Trainer: D H Brown
  • Owner: New Vision Bloodstock

15:25 Visit Handicap (Div 2)

(Class 5) (6f)
Pink, grey cross belts, hooped sleeves (The 8 Amigos & Mrs G B Walford)
  • Winner: Rickyroadboy
  • Jockey: A Mullen
  • Trainer: Mr M T Walford
  • Owner: The 8 Amigos & Mrs G B Walford

16:00 PPR Foundation Handicap

(Class 4) (6f)
Purple, emerald green sash, purple sleeves, white armlets, emerald green cap, white spots (Mrs M Hills)
  • Winner: Adam's Ale
  • Jockey: Barry McHugh
  • Trainer: Mrs Marjorie Fife
  • Owner: Mrs M Hills

16:35 RiponBet Silver Bowl Handicap

(Class 3) (1m 1f 170y)
Brown and red (halved), sleeves reversed, red cap (The Bottom Liners & Mrs R Carr)
  • Winner: Mutamaded
  • Jockey: J P Sullivan
  • Trainer: Mrs R Carr
  • Owner: The Bottom Liners & Mrs R Carr

17:10 Ripon 'Cock O' The North' Handicap

(Class 3) (1m)
Black, orange stars, orange and black striped cap (Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club Ltd)
  • Winner: Crownthorpe
  • Jockey: P Hanagan
  • Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Owner: Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club Ltd

17:45 Novice Stakes (Plus 10)

(Class 5) (1m 4f 10y)
White, dark blue stripe, dark blue sleeves, white armlets, white and dark blue quartered cap (The Ride The Lightning Partnership)
  • Winner: Yabass
  • Jockey: A Mullen
  • Trainer: Archie Watson
  • Owner: The Ride The Lightning Partnership

18:15 Go Racing In Yorkshire Apprentice Handicap

(Class 4) (5f)
Yellow, red seams, halved sleeves, yellow and red check cap (The Scotch Piper Racing)
  • Winner: Lydiate Lady
  • Jockey: Robert Dodsworth
  • Trainer: E J Alston
  • Owner: The Scotch Piper Racing
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Boroughbridge Road
North Yorkshire
01765 530530
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