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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Current Weather

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Temperature: 9.5° - 22.0°

Rainfall: 0.99cm

Wind: 12.5mph W

Last Update: 22/08/2018 07:00

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Replays & Results

13:30 Chs Vehicles Novice Auction Stakes

(Class 5) (1m)
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel (Qatar Racing Limited)
  • Winner: Off Piste
  • Jockey: Yuga Kawada
  • Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Owner: Qatar Racing Limited

14:05 William Hill Silver Trophy Handicap (Consolation Race For the Great St Wilfrid Stakes)

(Class 2) (6f)
Light blue, red cross of lorraine, red cap (Golden Ratio, Hull, Hollings & Winter)
  • Winner: Quick Look
  • Jockey: Harrison Shaw
  • Trainer: M W Easterby
  • Owner: Golden Ratio, Hull, Hollings & Winter

14:40 William Hill Ripon Hornblower Conditions Stakes (Plus 10)

(Class 3) (6f)
Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star (King Power Racing Co Ltd)
  • Winner: Junius Brutus
  • Jockey: Kevin Stott
  • Trainer: R M Beckett
  • Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd

15:15 William Hill Great St Wilfrid Handicap

(Class 2) (6f)
Black, emerald green inverted triangle, white cap (Ne-Chance & Mr L O' Kane)
  • Winner: Gunmetal
  • Jockey: J Fanning
  • Trainer: T D Barron
  • Owner: Ne-Chance & Mr L O' Kane

15:50 British Stallion Studs E.b.f. Fillies' Handicap

(Class 4) (1m 1f 170y)
Peacock blue, black sleeves, white cap (Exors Of The Late Mrs L Peacock)
  • Winner: Mountain Breath
  • Jockey: Jason Hart
  • Trainer: C W Fairhurst
  • Owner: Exors Of The Late Mrs L Peacock

16:25 Get Free Tips On Handicap

(Class 3) (1m)
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing XLIX)
  • Winner: Waarif
  • Jockey: C J McGovern
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Owner: Middleham Park Racing XLIX

17:00 William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 4f 10y)
Flame, gold seams, green cap (Garrett J Freyne Racing)
  • Winner: Dr Richard Kimble
  • Jockey: J Fanning
  • Trainer: M Johnston
  • Owner: Garrett J Freyne Racing
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Ripon Race Company Ltd
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Boroughbridge Road
North Yorkshire
01765 530530
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