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Ripon Racecourse is gearing up for an action packed summer of racing and fun for racegoers of all ages. There are five meetings at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse through August, starting with ‘Children’s Day’ on Monday 6th August. With bouncy castles, Cub-Karts, face-painting, balloon modelling, a mini petting farm, Punch & Judy and a Magic Show all free of charge, the kids are guaranteed a fun day out!

On Monday 13th August, ‘Alice In Wonderland Family Day’ there will again be lots of free entertainment and fantastic prizes to be won for the best fancy dress outfit, which will be judged by Minster FM. So get those Alice and Mad Hatter costumes ready! There will also be competitions to win tickets to Lightwater Valley and Ripon Museums, who are staging a production of Alice-In-Wonderland on Tuesday 14th August.

The William Hill Great St Wilfrid is one of the most competitive sprint handicaps of the racing season and takes centre stage on Saturday 18th August, with the ITV cameras present for the feature day of the season at Ripon. The last eight winners of the historic contest have been trained in Yorkshire and with the likes of Tim Easterby, Richard Fahey and David O’Meara likely to be mob-handed once more, who would bet against the trophy remaining in Yorkshire for a ninth consecutive year?

Bank Holiday Family Day on Monday 27th August features the Ripon Champion Two-Year-Old Trophy and alongside the fantastic racing there will once more be bouncy castles, face-painting, balloon modelling, Cub-Karts, Punch & Judy and Professor Dan to keep the children entertained. If that isn’t enough to satisfy your appetite for racing there is also a meeting on Tuesday 28th August to round off a great summer.

James Hutchinson, Managing Director of Ripon Racecourse said:

“We are renowned for our excellent Family Days here at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse. It is great to see families and racegoers young and old enjoying the racing and entertainment.

“The William Hill Great St Wilfrid and the Ripon Champion Two-Year-Old Trophy are the two most high profile races of our season and we are very excited that we have some outstanding racedays to look forward to over the next few weeks”.


Gates open: Midday (11.30 on Sat 18th August)

Prices (if booked in advance): Club Enclosure £22, Paddock £14, Course £6.

Prices 18th August (if booked in advance): Club £25, Paddock 16, Course £6.

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