Ripon Racecourse: The Garden Racecourse
Ripon Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing course located in North Yorkshire in northern England. It hosts about 15 flat races in a year.
Due to its attractive surroundings, Ripon Racecourse is fondly known as the Garden Racecourse and is located in one of the oldest cities in England .
Its exact address is:
77 North Street
With almost 300 years of history behind it, Ripon Racecourse is the proud home of the Great St Wilfrid Handicap which is run at six furlongs.
Ripon Racecourse has a tight oval of a mile and 5 furlongs. It has sharp bends, slight undulations, and contains a dip near the finish line.
Ripon Racecourse is thought to give an advantage to frontrunners in 1 to 1½-mile races.
Analysts also say that a low number draw has an advantage on the sprint racecourse except when the going is soft or heavy.
Ripon Racecourse Fixtures
Ripon Racecourse holds flat race meetings between April and September with June and August usually having the biggest number of races.
In addition to the Great St Wilfrid Handicap which is held in August of each year, prominent races held at Ripon Racecourse are the following:
- Yorkshire 's Garden Racecourse Handicap
- Directors Cup
- Norman Wells Handicap
- Ladies Day Handicap
- Ripon Bellringer Handicap
- City of Ripon Handicap
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