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Ripon Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

Set in the Yorkshire Dales, Ripon is an undulating course with a long five-furlong run-in that has proven a very popular track with locals and tourists alike. The highlight of their year is the Great St Wilfrid Handicap, sponsored by William Hill and is one of the leading sprint races of the season, which takes place during August. One of the most attractive racecourses in Britain, the course delivers a lively and friendly atmosphere ideal for families.

Aerial view of Ripon RacecourseView Ripon Racecourse in Google Maps

Contact and Location

Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1UG. United Kingdom.
Official Website:

The Effect of the Draw

High numbers are definitely best in big-field sprints, particularly on soft ground. But when there are 15 runners or fewer, low numbers, who race nearest the stand rail, are favoured. Put a line straight through anything drawn 7-13. High numbers are just about best on the round course. Concentrate on the top four stalls over 5f and 6f with more than sixteen runners, and the bottom six stalls otherwise. Cross out all runners drawn between 7 and 13 in sprints.

Local Knowledge


  1. Response Taxi Services (1.1 miles away)
    Tel: +44 7716 759080

  2. Norman Snowden (1.3 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1765 603353

  3. J P Private Hire (1.4 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1765 692666

Places to Stay

  1. Royal Oak (1.5 miles away)
    1 Duck Hill, Ripon HG4 1BL, UK
    Tel: +44 1765 602284

  2. Unicorn Hotel (1.5 miles away)
    2 Market Place East, Ripon HG4 1BP, UK
    Tel: +44 1765 602202

Places to Eat

  1. Morrisons (1.1 miles away)
    143 Harrogate Road, Ripon HG4 2SB, UK
    Tel: +44 1765 600827

  2. The Old Deanery (1.4 miles away)
    Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, UK
    Tel: +44 1765 600003

  3. Prima Pizzeria (1.5 miles away)
    33 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, UK
    Tel: +44 1765 602034