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.


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.

View from the saddle: Jason Weaver
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13:45 Dobsons Gaskets Selling Stakes
6f | Class 6 | 2YO only | 9 ran
  • Winner: Isobar Wind 13/2
  • Jockey: D Tudhope Trainer: P D Evans
  • Owner: Mr E R Griffiths
14:20 British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes
5f | Class 4 | 2YO only | 7 ran
  • Winner: Cloudea 7/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: T Hamilton Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Owner: Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club Ltd
14:55 Sky Bet Go-Racing-In-Yorkshire Summer Festival Handicap
1m 2f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Cockalorum 11/4 JFav
  • Jockey: David Egan Trainer: R G Fell
  • Owner: H Dean & R Fell
15:30 Ripon Bell-Ringer Handicap
1m 4f | Class 2 | 3YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Everything For You 7/1
  • Jockey: Kevin Stott Trainer: K A Ryan
  • Owner: Mr T A Rahman
16:05 Ramsdens Currency - Best Rates Guaranteed Handicap
1m | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Alfred Richardson 16/1
  • Jockey: Kevin Stott Trainer: J Davies
  • Owner: K Kirkup & J Davies
16:40 Inn At South Stainley Handicap
1m 4f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Battle Of Wills 13/8 Fav
  • Jockey: D Tudhope Trainer: J Tate
  • Owner: Mr Saeed Manana
17:15 Enter ITV7 On Sunday For Free Maiden Handicap
6f | Class 5 | 3YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Montalvan 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: D Tudhope Trainer: R G Fell
  • Owner: High Hopes 2017

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Ripon Race Company Ltd
The Racecourse
Boroughbridge Road
North Yorkshire
01765 530530
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