Ripon Races are gearing up for a busy few months and the action starts on Monday 10th July with their ‘Blues Brothers Evening’, what better way to dust off that Monday Blues and start your week on a high!
With musical entertainment on Ripon’s bandstand a regular feature at their summer race meetings, Ripon are turning up the gears and welcoming back of the UK’s finest Blues Brothers tribute bands ‘The Jailhouse Blues Brothers’.
The duo will be performing between races, before a set after racing at 9.15pm. The course are also staging an alternative ‘Best Dressed Competition’ and are encouraging racegoers to get in the spirit and get creative, with last year’s top prize going to a Dan Ackroyd Ghostbusters tribute (pictured).
James Hutchinson, Managing Director and Clerk of the Course said:
“This will be the 3rd year we’ve held the Blues Brothers Evening and year on year it just gets better. Adding a bit of entertainment to our evening meeting with a great covers band really does go down well and watching them all line up in their outfits is hilarious!”
There will also be six races on the track with the feature race of the evening, ‘The Ripon Cathedral Handicap Stakes’ attracting Class 3 runners over a mile and a quarter with a prize fund of £12,000.
It’s just over four weeks until Ripon will welcome their biggest crowd of the season for the 10th annual ‘Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival’. The festival which starts at Ripon on Saturday 22nd July celebrates Yorkshire racing with 8 days of racing at 8 of the 9 Yorkshire Racecourses from 22nd – 30th July.
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