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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.

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York Ebor Festival Schedule

Wednesday 22nd AugustJuddmonte International
Thursday 23rd AugustDarley Yorkshire Oaks/Ladies Day
Friday 24th AugustCoolmore Nunthorpe
Saturday 25th AugustEbor

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 ChannelRace TimeRace TitleAgePrize MoneyDistance
ITV11.55pmSky Bet & Symphony Group Stakes – Handicap (0-150) – Class 23+£70,0005.5 furlongs
ITV12.25pmTattersalls Acomb Stakes – Group 32£100,0007 furlongs
ITV13.00pmSky Bet Great Voitigeur Stakes – Group 23c&g£170,0001 mile 4 furlongs
ITV 13.35pmJuddmonte International Stakes – (British Champion Series Race) – Group 13+£1,000,0001 mile 2 furlongs
Racing UK4.15pmSky Bet Stakes – Handicap (0-105) – Class 24+£70,0002 mile
Racing UK4.50pmSky Bet Stakes – Nursery Handicap – Class 22£70,0006 furlongs


Thursday 23rd August – Darley Yorkshire Oaks & Ladies Day

TV ChannelRace TimeRace TitleAgePrize MoneyDistance
ITV11.55pmSky Bet Lowther Stakes – Group 22f£225,0006 furlongs
ITV12.25pmGoffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes – Class 22£300,0006 furlongs
ITV13.00pmClipper Logistic Stakes- Handicap – Class 23+£85,0001 mile
ITV 13.35pmDarley Yorkshire Oaks – (British Champion Series Race) – Group 13+ f&m£350,0001 mile 4 furlongs
Racing UK4.15pmBritish EBF and Sir Henry Cecil Gaitres Stakes – Listed3+ f&m£70,0001 mile 4 furlongs
Racing UK4.50pmBritish Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Stakes – Handicap (0-105) – Class 23+ f&m£70,0007 furlongs


Friday 24th August – Coolmore Nunthorpe

TV ChannelRace TimeRace TitleAgePrize MoneyDistance
ITV11.55pmSky Bet Stakes – Handicap (0-105) – Class 23+£70,0001 mile 4 furlongs
ITV12.25pmWeatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup – (British Championship Race) (WH Stayers’ Bonus Race) – Group 23+£225,0002 mile
ITV13.00pmAl Bastl Equlworld Gimcrack Stakes – Group 22c&g£225,0006 furlongs
ITV 13.35pmCoolmore Nunthorpe Stakes – (British Champion Series Race) – Group 12+£350,0005 furlongs
Racing UK4.15pmBritish Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes (Plus 10 Race) – Class 22£70,0007 furlongs
Racing UK4.50pmNationwide Accident Repair Service Stakes – Handicap (0-105) – Class 23£70,0001 mile


Saturday 25th August – Sky Bet Ebor

TV ChannelRace TimeRace TitleAgePrize MoneyDistance
ITV11.55pmSky Bet & Symphony Group Strensall Stakes – Group 33+£100,0001 mile 1 furlong
ITV12.25pmSky Bet Melrose Stakes – Handicap (0-105) – Class 23£125,0001 mile 6 furlongs
ITV13.00pmSky Bet City of York – Group 33+£180,0007 furlongs
ITV 13.40pmSky Bet Ebor – Heritage Handicap – Class 24+£500,0001 mile 6 furlongs
Racing UK4.15pmJulia Graves Roses Stakes – Listed2£70,0005 furlongs
Racing UK4.50pmSky Bet Stakes – Handicap (0-105) – Class 23+£70,0001 mile 2 furlongs
Racing UK5:20pmSky Bet Apprentice Stakes – Handicap (0-105) – Class 23£70,0005 furlongs

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