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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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  • Our group of 11 had a lovely day, as we always do when we can get there. 3 kids loved the entertainment & all the adults had a win (some only small) but mine was the best - not on the horses but the t...  more »
  • Having looked for a different venue to get married Ripon Racecourse came up and been race goers we knew this was the place for us to tie the knot. We hired the hornblower room and got married on the b...  more »
  • Wonderful experience and a great track. The atmosphere was brilliant and I will be back again with my family and friends.  more »
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  • Well run and good security
  • If you have a river cruiser or barge, this is the place to be