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Easter Fun Kickstarts Racing At Ripon

13th April 2017

Categories: News

The racing season at Ripon Racecourse kicks off next week with the Family Fun Day, offering lots of excitement on and off the race course for all ages.

The family fun day on Thursday 20th April, offers free entry for children and free activities including an Easter egg hunt, visit from the Easter bunny, bouncy castle, face painting and balloon modelling. The Racecourse are also offering a free shuttle bus service this year from the Ripon coach park.

The first of seven races will start at 2.15pm with the featured race of the day, The Ripon Cock o’ the North Handicap, offering a prize fund of £11,500.

James Hutchinson, Managing Director and Clerk of the Course said: “We are really excited to get the new season underway and it’s great to add an Easter theme to the fixture as it falls in the Easter school break. The introduction of the new shuttle bus service has been due to demand and we are really looking forward to giving something back to the community”

The season starts with Ripon celebrating holding onto their excellence accolade for their club dining room and also being listed in Visit England’s top 11 racecourses. Looking forward, Friday 12th May will once again be #FreeFriday where racegoers can enjoy a Friday night of free racing.

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