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Back-to-back wins for racecourse

Ripon Racecourse

Published at 6:30pm 24th February 2016. (Updated at 6:35pm 24th February 2016)

Ripon Racecourse has been crowned as 'Best Small Racecourse in Northern England' for the second year running.

It's also the sixth time that Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse has taken the title.

Substantial maintenance and refurbishment work over the last few years has seen Ripon invest in various new bar facilities and the introduction of its own on-course betting operator 'RiponBET'.

This winter, there has been a complete resurfacing of the hard standing concrete in front of both the Paddock and Club Stands, along with the installation of a brand new big screen.

James Hutchinson, Managing Director and Clerk of the Course, said: "Back-to-back wins of this award is a real credit to the work put in by all the team at Ripon and gives us a target to continue aspiring to."

York was chosen as Northern England's best racecourse overall for 2015.