Whats on this season

Whats on this season

Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Check our our ‘Family Days’

Saturday 29th April – Saturday racingRipon

Hosting our first Saturday raceday of 2017,  join us for an action packed afternoon of racing here at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse.

In conjunction with the day’s racing, the meeting will follow all the live action from the Bet365 ‘Jump Season Finale’ at Sandown. We will also be showing all the live action from the Welcome To Yorkshire ‘Tour De Yorkshire’ on our dedicated additional screen.

Our feature race of the day, the ‘At The Races 2m Stayers Handicap’ is renowned for top quality distance sprinters with 2015’s winner ‘ Trip to Paris’ trained by Ed Dunlop who flew the flag for English racing, finishing an impressive 6th in the Melbourne Cup after an impressive season here on English soil.

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Friday 12th May – ‘#FREEFriday’ rrc-rrc-free-friday-panel-2017-2000px-x-800px

That’s right you read it correctly, #FREEFriday is back at Ripon on Friday 12th May. With FREE entry into the  Paddock and Course enclosures.

No strings or catches, simply turn up on the night with your friends ‘n’ family and enjoy a night at the races on us!

With live music from the ‘Madhouse Brothers’ during and after racing including covers of the likes of Madness, The Specials and Bad Manners to name a few! It’s going to be a night not to be missed!

Find out more about #FREEFriday here

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Monday 10th July – ‘Blues Brothers Evening’ ff

Now this is one for the adults! Due to last years success, we are bringing back our popular ‘Blues Brothers Evening’ on Monday 10th July. We will be joined by the fabulous Jailhouse Blues Brothers who will be performing in-between races, before performing the ‘Ultimate encore’ after racing has finished.

As a bit of added fun, we are encouraging our racegoers to get into the spirit on the evening, with a ‘Best Dressed Competition’. Our very own Jake & Elwood will be judging the competition for us on the evening, with some fantastic prizes for the winners.

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Saturday 22nd July – ‘Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival’IMG_9561

The 10th annual Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival celebrates all that’s best about racing on the Flat in the White Rose County.

The 2017 Summer Festival takes place between Saturday 22nd July until Sunday 22nd July and showcases a week of Yorkshire racing and racing events, along with live music, family entertainment and much more.


We kick start the festivities on the Saturday 22nd July with a feature raceday, the feature race of the day is ‘The Ripon Bell-Ringer Handicap Stakes’. The Class 2 Handicap for three year-olds over 1m4f is one of our highly anticipated races of the season.

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Saturday 19th August – ‘The William Hill Great St Wilfrid’


It’s our most valuable race day of the season on Saturday 19th August with over £144,000 of prize money on offer including a total pot of £75,000 for our feature race ‘The William Hill Great St Wilfrid’. The race which has been sponsored by William Hill for 23 years, showcases some of the country’s top class sprinters and this season will see the 5th running of the consolation race, The William Hill Silver Trophy.

Last year the race was won by Nameitwhatyoulike, trained by Bryan Smart and ridden by Connor Beasley. Previous winners include -: Out Do (2015), Don’t Touch (2014), Baccarat (2013), Pepper Lane (2012 & 2011) & the much loved ‘Pipalong (1999)’ to name a few.

The day is a perfect day out for all the family and as always we welcome junior racegoers to all our race meetings with FREE admission for accompanied under 18′s. 

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Saturday 30th September – Theakstons BBQ n Beer Festival IMG_2648

Ending our 2016 season in style, we have once again teamed up with local brewers Theakstons of Masham who are providing us with a wide range Yorkshire’s finest hand pulled ales including a few season specials! We also have the wonderful team from ‘Heck Food’ providing us with a range of their tasty BBQ goodies. Find out more about our special BBQ packages here

Come join us for our final meeting of the season and join in the celebrations with a great day at the races!

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