On August 6, 1900, it opened on Boroughbridge Road, Ripon North Yorkshire HG4 1UG, England. However, racing had taken place at several locations in the city from as far back as 1664 when it hosted its first meeting on Bondgate Green.
During World War One, Between 1916 and 1919, the racecourse had temporarily closed and acted as an RAF base, and the southern half of the racecourse was utilized as a base for No. 76 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps (later the Royal Air Force) as RFC/RAF Ripon.
A thoroughbred horse racing venue owned by Go Racing in Yorkshire. It is also called the Garden Racecourse, renowned for its colorful flowerbeds and well-kept lawns. It was also voted as the ‘Best Small Racecourse in the North’ by the Racegoers’ Club in 2003. Ripon Races is a location used for the filming of “All Creatures Great and Small”.
The course is flat with a sharp bend preceding the 5-furlong run-in. It is a right-handed, oval circuit of thirteen furlongs, with a run-in of five furlongs and a straight six-furlong course. It offers three enclosures, the Club Stand, Paddock Enclosure, and Course Enclosure in the center of the track. The hospitality boxes at Ripon are numbered 1-8 and vary in price due to their size and features (from £380 to £2,335). The capacity for boxes ranges from 16-100.