Ripon racecourse

Racing has been held at the Yorkshire's garden racecourse for 300 years. Set in the Yorkshire Dales, Ripon is an undulating course of a mile and five furlongs with a long five-furlong straight.

Highlight of their year is the big sprint, the Great St Wilfrid Handicap, run in August. The track is situated two miles south of the centre of the town on the B6265 off the A1(M).

Address: Ripon Race Company Ltd, The Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, HG4 1UG
Tel: 01765 530530
Admission: Club £15; Tattersalls £10; Course enclosure £3.50; Cars on Course (Max 4 people) £10
Road: 4m W of A1, via B6265. Track 1m SE of Ripon
Rail: Kings Cross to Harrogate, then 11m bus ride
Car park: Free
Flat: Sharp right-handed oval course with an undulating home straight of 5f. The turns are fairly sharp but the long straight gives the galloping type a chance. The draw favours low numbers when the stalls are placed on the stands side