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
Future Fixtures
  • Mon 10 August 2020
  • Sat 15 August 2020
  • Mon 24 August 2020
  • Mon 31 August 2020
  • Tue 01 September 2020
  • Sat 26 September 2020
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Last Update: 07/08/2020 17:00x

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Replays & Results
12:45 British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes
Plus 10/GBB Race
6f | Class 5 | 2YO only | 9 ran
  • Winner: Hilarity 11/2
  • Jockey: B A Curtis Trainer: K R Burke
  • Owner: Cheveley Park Stud
13:15 David Chapman Memorial Handicap
6f | Class 3 | 3YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Staxton 5/1 JFav
  • Jockey: D Fentiman Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Owner: Ontoawinner 10 & Partner
13:45 Stray FM Selling Handicap
5f | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Van Gerwen 16/5 2Fav
  • Jockey: Kevin Stott Trainer: P T Midgley
  • Owner: Carl & Ryan Chapman
14:20 New Sporting Life App Nursery
1m | Class 5 | 2YO only | 10 ran
  • Winner: Innse Gall 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: P Mulrennan Trainer: I Jardine
  • Owner: Mr C H McGhie
14:50 Sky Bet Most Extra Places Handicap
2m | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Clearance 13/2 J2Fav
  • Jockey: G Lee Trainer: I Jardine
  • Owner: Kildonan Gold Racing 2, Brown, Jardine
15:20 Sky Bet Thank You Key Workers Handicap
1m 2f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 6 ran
  • Winner: Fishable 15/8 Fav
  • Jockey: D Allan Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Owner: Mr B Guerin & Habton Farms
15:50 Download The ITV7 App Handicap
1m 4f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Bollin Joan 4/1
  • Jockey: D Allan Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Owner: N Arton, P Hebdon, R Taylor & Prtnr
16:20 Minster FM Novice Stakes
1m 4f | Class 5 | 3YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Finely Tuned 2/7 Fav
  • Jockey: W Buick Trainer: S & E Crisford
  • Owner: Mr M Tabor

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