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

14:00 Theakston Legendary Ales Ebf Novice Stakes

(Class 5) (6f)
Emerald green, orange sash, white sleeves, emerald green and orange quartered cap (Mr R A Fahey)
  • Winner: Showmethedough
  • Jockey: Adam J McNamara
  • Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Owner: Mr R A Fahey

14:35 Michael Raby Memorial Nursery

(Class 4) (1m)
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing Lx)
  • Winner: Indomeneo
  • Jockey: Adam J McNamara
  • Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Owner: Middleham Park Racing Lx

15:10 Noel Hetherton Memorial Handicap

(Class 4) (5f)
Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap (Mr P And Mrs G A Clarke)
  • Winner: Show Palace
  • Jockey: J Fanning
  • Trainer: J Candlish
  • Owner: Mr P And Mrs G A Clarke

15:45 Ripon Cathedral City Of The Dales Handicap

(Class 2) (6f)
Yellow and white (quartered), yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap (Ontoawinner, M Hulin & Partner)
  • Winner: Flying Pursuit
  • Jockey: Rachel Richardson
  • Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Owner: Ontoawinner, M Hulin & Partner

16:20 Constant Security Handicap

(Class 4) (1m 4f 10y)
Grey, pink armlets, pink cap (Miltil Consortium)
  • Winner: Michael's Mount
  • Jockey: L Morris
  • Trainer: E A L Dunlop
  • Owner: Miltil Consortium

16:55 Lloyd Land Rover Ripon Apprentice Handicap

(Class 5) (6f)
Light blue, yellow sash, yellow sleeves, light blue armlets, yellow cap (Mr H L Thompson)
  • Winner: Point Of Woods
  • Jockey: Sophie Ralston
  • Trainer: Miss T Jackson
  • Owner: Mr H L Thompson

17:30 Thank You To Our Groundstaff Maiden Stakes

(Class 5) (1m 4f 10y)
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves (Paul & Clare Rooney)
  • Winner: Mixboy
  • Jockey: J Fanning
  • Trainer: K Dalgleish
  • Owner: Paul & Clare Rooney
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Boroughbridge Road
North Yorkshire
01765 530530
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