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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Replays & Results
14:20 British Stallion Studs Ebf Novice Stakes
6f | Class 5 | 2YO only | 7 ran
  • Winner: Imperium Blue 18/1
  • Jockey: Saffie Osborne Trainer: J A Osborne
  • Owner: Mr & Mrs I H Bendelow
14:55 Constant Security Nursery
1m | Class 4 | 2YO only | 7 ran
  • Winner: Master Zoffany 12/1
  • Jockey: T Hamilton Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Owner: Let's Go Racing 2
15:30 Visit Handicap
5f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 6 ran
  • Winner: Pavers Pride 4/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: P J McDonald Trainer: P T Midgley
  • Owner: Mr G J Paver
16:05 Ripon Cathedral City Of The Dales Handicap
6f | Class 2 | 3YO plus | 6 ran
  • Winner: Aplomb 11/4 2Fav
  • Jockey: R Kingscote Trainer: W J Haggas
  • Owner: Mrs Fiona Carmichael
16:35 Watch Sky Sports Racing In HD Handicap
1m 4f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Strawberry Rock 6/5 Fav
  • Jockey: Kevin Stott Trainer: Hugo Palmer
  • Owner: Fomo (rock) Syndicate
17:10 Thank You To Our Groundstaff Novice Stakes
1m 4f | Class 5 | 3YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Jacinta De Vega 6/5 Fav
  • Jockey: Rossa Ryan Trainer: R M Beckett
  • Owner: Waverley Racing
17:40 Lloyd Land Rover Ripon Apprentice Handicap
6f | Class 5 | 3YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Mark's Choice 7/1
  • Jockey: C J MacRedmond Trainer: Sam Drake
  • Owner: Cragg Wood Racing

Address & Contact

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