Roll up…roll up – The Cirus is coming to Ripon for Traditional Family Day


Roll up…roll up – The Cirus is coming to Ripon for Traditional Family Day

Following on from the success of last week’s landmark FREE FRIDAY meeting, Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse hold their first Family Day of their season this Sunday, with their annual ‘Traditional Family Fun Day’.

Complementing Ripon’s family friendly Racecourse status, the day focuses on entertainment for the family with their Traditional Family day activities. There will be a wide variety of FREE attractions suitable for all ages (adults included), with Punch & Judy shows, face painting & balloon modelling and lots more fairground rides alongside a classic brass band to set the tone. Children’s entertainment is in the Course Enclosure; ensuring youngsters have a fun-packed day alongside the whole family enjoying the horse racing.

James Hutchinson, Managing Director and Clerk of the Course said:

“Family fun days are a big part of our racing calendar and our Traditional Family Fun Day is great way to introduce the next generation of racegoers to racing at Ripon. With the range of activities alongside the quality racing, it really is a great affordable family day out”

Turning to the racing, the day features’ The Wilmot-Smith Memorial E.B.F ‘Breeders Series’ Fillies’ Handicap Stakes’ a £20,000 Handicap contest for fillies over the sprint distance of six furlongs. The afternoons feature race ‘The Ripon, Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’ Handicap Stakes over one mile offers prize money of £23,000.

The race meeting on Sunday 21st May starts at 2.00pm with the gates open from 12.00pm and the last of 7 races at 5.10pm.

Fixture details:

Sunday 21st May

Gates open at 12:00pm – First of seven races starts at 14:00pm

All accompanied u18’s come FREE into any Enclosure with a range of FREE fun for the kids including a visit from the National Festival Circus who will be performing throughout the afternoon alongside a range of fairground rides and other activities.

Feature race of the day: ‘The Ripon, Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’ Handicap Stakes (£23,000)

Editors’ Notes:



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