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Ripon Racecourse, Ripon

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Ripon Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Ripon, North Yorkshire, England and is nicknamed the Garden Racecourse.HistoryRacing on the present site on Boroughbridge Road began on 6 August 1900. but racing has taken place at a number of locations in the city from as far back as 1664 when it hosted its first meeting on Bondgate Green. An 1856 OS map shows a racecourse on the north side of the Ure beside the road to Thirsk and adjacent to the railway station.Racing in the town first gained national attention in 1723 when the city hosted Britain's first horse race for female jockeys.It was voted the 'Best Small Racecourse in the North' by the Racegoers' Club in 2003.Ripon Racecourse TodayThe annual race season at Ripon now includes Ripons "Big Night Out" and Family Day in May, Ladies Day in June and the opening day of the Go Racing in Yorkshire in July. There are other fixtures throughout the year including Children's Day, Great St. Wilfrid Day and the Ripon Champion Two-Year-Old Trophy all taking place in August.CharacteristicsThe course is a flat, right-handed oval of 1 mile 5 furlongs with a sharp bend preceding the 5 furlong run in. There is a chute which creates a six furlong straight course. The cramped bends and undulations in the straight make the course very sharp.FacilitiesThe course has three enclosures - the Club Stand, Paddock Enclosure and Course Enclosure in the centre of the track. Ripon also boasts a permanent giant screen.
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  • Probably one of the nicest garden race courses in the UK. Ripon Racecourse has yet to be hijacked by corporate entertaining. You can still book a table without having to sell a first born child. The s...  more »
  • We are members here - great little racecourse - a variety of different themed racedays. Great value for money  more »
  • Always go to Ladies Day with a party of girls from the local Fire Service. Normally a great day out however there are not enough places to sit for the oldies! Went to the members (we are all members) ...  more »
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  • Well run and good security
  • If you have a river cruiser or barge, this is the place to be