Nicknamed “the Garden”, Ripon is based in North Yorkshire where racing has been ongoing since 1664. Ripon was the location for the first ever race that included female jockeys in 1723. It was voted the 'Best Small Racecourse in the North' by the Racegoers' Club in 2003.
It is a very sharp right-handed oval shape with undulations on the straight which make positioning of horses key to winning races here. The Listed Ripon Champion Two Year Olds Trophy is the highlight of the calendar, which takes place in August.