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Ripon Racecourse

#4 of 33 things to do in Ripon Features Animals
Boroughbridge Road, Ripon HG4 1UG, England
+44 1765 530530
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Garden Racecourse of Yorkshire

Visited for race meetings this week, beautifully kept grounds and helpful staff. Did not try the... read more

Reviewed today
challenger530
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
Chips used to be so Good

Used to love the chips here but alas this year they've changed. Had them for the first 4 meetings... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul N
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Boroughbridge Road, Ripon HG4 1UG, England
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+44 1765 530530
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Reviewed today

Visited for race meetings this week, beautifully kept grounds and helpful staff. Did not try the catering.

Thank challenger530
Reviewed 4 days ago

Used to love the chips here but alas this year they've changed. Had them for the first 4 meetings thinking it was a one off but enough is enough. They are dry and consistently taste like they have been pre-cooked for some time before. AVOID...More

1  Thank Paul N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visit many racecourse across the country being horseracing fans. This was our first visit to Ripon Racecourse and without any doubt, it is very picturesque and offers a good class of racing with a lot of northern trainers. We had booked a table, through...More

Thank hilarytownsend278
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 11 had a lovely day, as we always do when we can get there. 3 kids loved the entertainment & all the adults had a win (some only small) but mine was the best - not on the horses but the text...More

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Thank audreyl582
RiponRaces, Public Relations Manager at Ripon Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review and congratulations on your win via the SMS competitions. Sounds like you had a great day and enjoy your return visit to Lightwater Valley. Glad to hear the kids enjoyed their day too. Ripon Races

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having looked for a different venue to get married Ripon Racecourse came up and been race goers we knew this was the place for us to tie the knot. We hired the hornblower room and got married on the bandstand everything and everyone was amazing...More

1  Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience and a great track. The atmosphere was brilliant and I will be back again with my family and friends.

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Thank lloydgyp
RiponRaces, Public Relations Manager at Ripon Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your day out with us, we hope to see you again soon. Ripon Races

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent evening drinks very expensive though, food fish and chips ok but bread buns dry and tasteless.

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Thank janettep687
RiponRaces, Public Relations Manager at Ripon Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, our caterers CGC Event Catering provide all of our food and drink so we will pass this feedback on. We hope you enjoyed the racing and your free visit all the same. Ripon Races

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was buzzing and the atmosphere was great we had a great race meeting and Ripon Race Course is beautifuly set out

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Thank heyworthmrpeterh
RiponRaces, Public Relations Manager at Ripon Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, great to hear such good feedback and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Ripon Races

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2 adults and 2 tweenagers. It was a good laught. My first experience of horse racing. Had 2 wins out of 3 races so that made it much better. I doubt I would go every week but as an occassional experience it was great. Some...More

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Thank duffman2017
RiponRaces, Public Relations Manager at Ripon Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your first experience of racing with us, we hope you can come back and join us again soon. Winners always make it more enjoyable. Thanks again Ripon Races

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great time all round ( weather could have been better ) but overall fantastic and backed a couple of winners.

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Thank nobby1313
RiponRaces, Public Relations Manager at Ripon Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you had a good day, sadly the weather is one thing we can't control but glad your overall experience was good. We hope to see you again soon. Ripon Races

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
samsung131
Can you tell me whether well behaved dogs (on lead) are allowed into the course centre enclosure. Thanks
17 February 2017|
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Response from RiponRaces | Property representative |
Hi, Apologies but we do not allow dogs into ANY Enclosure on a raceday. Thanks
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Jane H
Planning a trip for my husband 50th on 29th April . 20 + will be coming .. what is the best ticket to buy in case weather is bad ?
12 February 2017|
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Response from ErinBoswell | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your question. The best enclosure is the Club Stand as that gives you full access to all the public bars, Dining room and stands (£25 each). The Paddock is also under cover with a good number of bars and... More
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LaurenD3295
Are alcoholic drinks expensive at rippon races?
24 July 2015|
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Response from ErinBoswell | Property representative |
Drink prices vary as set by our caterers who look after 8 out of 9 racecourses in Yorkshire. The prices will be the same at all these Yorkshire courses. We do allow a small limited amount of alcohol to be brought into our... More
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