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York Races:  Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival

The Yorkshire Ebor Festival races are held annually at York Racetrack – one of the top tracks in Europe; very recently it won the award for Flat Racecourse of the Year and was also voted top in the Times newspaper survey of Britain’s favourite racecourses.

The history of York goes all the way back to Roman and Viking times and the horse races started during the time of the Roman Emperor, Severus; it has been ongoing for over 2,000 years. On official records, it shows that York first fully supported racing back in 1530. However, the very first detailed records of a horse race were dated as late as 1709. Because of regular flooding in this area it was moved to Knavesmire, where it has stayed to this date.

Overseeing everything, there is the York Race Committee, which still manages the racing at York. It was formed in 1842 in order to improve the quality of racing. By 1846, the committee introduced the Grimcrack Stakes, which is now one of York’s most enduring races. The racing at York has become increasingly popular over the years – and around 18 race days are staged there annually. The most popular of all these York race events is the incredible Yorkshire Ebor Festival.

York Races 2018

Now that the British Horseracing Authority has published its 2018 fixtures, York Races has confirmed its own 18-day schedule. The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival is the most highly anticipated event and is seen as the sporting and social highlight of the year. There will be three Group One contests that are the feature races of the weekdays; then the Ebor Handicap will be the centerpiece of all races on Saturday 25th August.

There are currently amazing offers to be had if you fancy getting your hands on some of the winnings.

Yorkshire Ebor Festival Deals and Promotions

 

York Ebor Festival Schedule

Wednesday 22nd August Juddmonte International
Thursday 23rd August Darley Yorkshire Oaks/Ladies Day
Friday 24th August Coolmore Nunthorpe
Saturday 25th August Ebor

The Order of Runnings

The proceedings kick off on Wednesday with the Juddmonte International, so here’s what to expect:

Wednesday 22nd August: Juddmonte International

TV Channel Race Time Race Title Age Prize Money Distance
ITV1 1.55pm Sky Bet & Symphony Group Stakes – Handicap (0-150) – Class 2 3+ £70,000 5.5 furlongs
ITV1 2.25pm Tattersalls Acomb Stakes – Group 3 2 £100,000 7 furlongs
ITV1 3.00pm Sky Bet Great Voitigeur Stakes – Group 2 3c&g £170,000 1 mile 4 furlongs
ITV 1 3.35pm Juddmonte International Stakes – (British Champion Series Race) – Group 1 3+ £1,000,000 1 mile 2 furlongs
Racing UK 4.15pm Sky Bet Stakes – Handicap (0-105) – Class 2 4+ £70,000 2 mile
Racing UK 4.50pm Sky Bet Stakes – Nursery Handicap – Class 2 2 £70,000 6 furlongs

 

Thursday 23rd August – Darley Yorkshire Oaks & Ladies Day

TV Channel Race Time Race Title Age Prize Money Distance
ITV1 1.55pm Sky Bet Lowther Stakes – Group 2 2f £225,000 6 furlongs
ITV1 2.25pm Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes – Class 2 2 £300,000 6 furlongs
ITV1 3.00pm Clipper Logistic Stakes- Handicap – Class 2 3+ £85,000 1 mile
ITV 1 3.35pm Darley Yorkshire Oaks – (British Champion Series Race) – Group 1 3+ f&m £350,000 1 mile 4 furlongs
Racing UK 4.15pm British EBF and Sir Henry Cecil Gaitres Stakes – Listed 3+ f&m £70,000 1 mile 4 furlongs
Racing UK 4.50pm British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Stakes – Handicap (0-105) – Class 2 3+ f&m £70,000 7 furlongs

 

Friday 24th August – Coolmore Nunthorpe

TV Channel Race Time Race Title Age Prize Money Distance
ITV1 1.55pm Sky Bet Stakes – Handicap (0-105) – Class 2 3+ £70,000 1 mile 4 furlongs
ITV1 2.25pm Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup – (British Championship Race) (WH Stayers’ Bonus Race) – Group 2 3+ £225,000 2 mile
ITV1 3.00pm Al Bastl Equlworld Gimcrack Stakes – Group 2 2c&g £225,000 6 furlongs
ITV 1 3.35pm Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes – (British Champion Series Race) – Group 1 2+ £350,000 5 furlongs
Racing UK 4.15pm British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes (Plus 10 Race) – Class 2 2 £70,000 7 furlongs
Racing UK 4.50pm Nationwide Accident Repair Service Stakes – Handicap (0-105) – Class 2 3 £70,000 1 mile

 

Saturday 25th August – Sky Bet Ebor

TV Channel Race Time Race Title Age Prize Money Distance
ITV1 1.55pm Sky Bet & Symphony Group Strensall Stakes – Group 3 3+ £100,000 1 mile 1 furlong
ITV1 2.25pm Sky Bet Melrose Stakes – Handicap (0-105) – Class 2 3 £125,000 1 mile 6 furlongs
ITV1 3.00pm Sky Bet City of York – Group 3 3+ £180,000 7 furlongs
ITV 1 3.40pm Sky Bet Ebor – Heritage Handicap – Class 2 4+ £500,000 1 mile 6 furlongs
Racing UK 4.15pm Julia Graves Roses Stakes – Listed 2 £70,000 5 furlongs
Racing UK 4.50pm Sky Bet Stakes – Handicap (0-105) – Class 2 3+ £70,000 1 mile 2 furlongs
Racing UK 5:20pm Sky Bet Apprentice Stakes – Handicap (0-105) – Class 2 3 £70,000 5 furlongs

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