Ripon Racecourse

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Ripon Racecourse
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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CEW
West Yorkshire, UK45 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
What a lovely racecourse this is. It is SO pretty and, on a sunny day, looks like something out of Camelot! Excellent amenities, relaxed atmosphere and a joy to visit. It is my favourite racecourse on the Northern circuit.
Written 21 June 2022
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valdowling
Liverpool, UK309 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Having now visited 40 racecourses in UK sadly this was one of the least welcoming. We paid for central course (think it was about £26) for 2 of us. On entering the course we were directed to what can only be described as a bomb site (might be a bit unfair, but that’s how we felt) we were asked to park alongside some derelict betting offices and facing a builders yard with racecourse vehicles driving in and out between races. We had no site of any of the course. It poured with rain so we were soaked as we tried to find a decent viewing place. Sadly we decide to leave after just 2 races. Considering what central course is at most other courses, this was a disgrace.
Written 28 May 2022
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Anne Emery.
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Apr 2022 • Family
I paid over £200 for four of us to experience the silks and saddles package in the club enclosure. I was expecting a slightly better experience for that kind of money. We stood in a very long queue to be able to select only three very small portions from the buffet which a member of staff put out for you. You could then help yourself to a selection of deli items which consisted of beetroot salad, a bean dish, a couple of aubergine dishes, a kind of broccoli salad and bread buns. A lot of the dishes were in need of a top up as we were at the end of a long queue. The desert was only one option of a very small ice cream tub with four strawberries in and what looked like carnation cream poured over. There was a plastic glass of champagne to start with and again we had to stand in a long queue at the bar to get it.
In general, we had a good time and enjoyed the races but with hindsight, you don't get much more of an experience than if you went in the cheaper enclosures and feed yourself beforehand. I wished we had done this as I could have saved the money and had a lovely dining experience elsewhere for the money we paid.
The website makes the silks and saddles package sound far better than the reality.
Written 24 April 2022
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dicko2000
leeds32 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Jane has been amazing with our ever changing day at the races while local on a staycation. Top class service with our ticket and dress code issues.

Doesn’t matter if we win now when service is this good.
Written 29 August 2021
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steve b
Oldham, UK10 contributions
Aug 2021
I went to last nights evening meeting, what a pleasant experience. Found it a friendly course, well maintained with lovely gardens. The staff were very friendly and attentive, good facilities, free parking! Well recommended even if I failed to get any winners. I will return.
Written 24 August 2021
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theharrogatelady
Harrogate, UK1,608 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
We attended with friends and it was a great value day out as we paid for the car not per person. You can park close to the race track and bring a picnic.
Written 21 March 2020
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IanBurl
Harrogate, UK7 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Fabulous day out at one of the most beautiful racecourses in the UK. Great selection of bars and food.
Written 12 February 2020
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smbarker
North Yorkshire, UK13 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
I actually visited the racecourse as part of a dog Scentwork training day, obviously when there was no racing on and no members of the public around. I explored every inch of the ground and can state that the grounds are beautifully kept and are absolutely immaculate. Their gardener/groundskeeper does an amazing job at keeping all the flower beds in tip top condition and the signage, furniture and flooring is all well maintained and in excellent order too. The stands are kept clean and there is lots of seating available. I was extremely impressed at the state of the grounds. There wasn’t a single cigarette butt on the ground or piece of litter to be found so the staff obviously work very hard and have high standards.
Written 26 December 2019
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Mildly eccentric
Chengdu, China154 contributions
Sep 2019
Easy to park, easy to get in, beautiful tendered shrubberies and flowers...easy to navigate and terrific atmosphere especially as the horses hit the final furlong...what’s better than that?
Written 12 October 2019
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colouredimages
Ripon, UK252 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Known as the garden racecourse of Yorkshire and understandably so; flowers everywhere. A nice layout, lots of different bars and easy access to the winners post. The weather helped....beautiful sunny day after a week of rain. Went for the last meet of the year and the food was fair, but not brilliant and the drinks were very expensive. Still, we had a good time.
Written 3 October 2019
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