York Racecourse York Racecourse: The Ebor Festival at York is the flagship race meeting of the Summer months

York Racecourse The Ebor Festival

THE EBOR 4-DAY SHOWCASE HORSE RACING FESTIVAL AT YORK RACECOURSE

The Ebor Festival four-day racing festival held at York Racecourse in each August was first established in 1843 with the first running of the Ebor Handicap.

York Racecourse fixtures are held on the famous Knavesmire turf from May to October, with a host of top-class races including the Dante Stakes and top handicap the John Smith’s Cup.

Originally a 3-day meeting, now a 4-day racing festival, The Ebor Festival in August features the Juddmonte International, the Yorkshire Oaks, Nunthorpe Stakes and the Ebor Handicap.

Today The Ebor Festival is one of the biggest meetings on the UK racing fixtures calendar and the race meeting is regarded as York racecourse’s flagship event. Each of the four days has a feature race – or two!

As one of the last major race meetings of the UK Flat racing season, The Ebor Festival attracts racegoers from all over the UK and overseas and of course the best horses and jockeys.

The Ebor Festival York Racecourse


YORK EBOR FESTIVAL RACECARD

York Ebor Juddmonte Day

JUDDMONTE D.1

Day 1 features the Juddmonte International, Great Voltigeur Stakes and Acomb Stakes. In recent years the Juddmonte International has been won by some of the best middle-distance horses in Europe: Sea The Stars, Authorised and Frankel (pictured above).

York Ebor Ladies Day

LADIES DAY 2

Day 2 of The Ebor Festival at York Racecourse is Ladies Day, and a day that provides the perfect cocktail of fashion from the fillies in the grandstands and racing excitement on the track. The feature races on Ladies Day are the Lowther Stakes and the Yorkshire Oaks.

York Ebor Nunthorpe Day

NUNTHORPE D.3

Day 3 is Nunthorpe Day and features the Nunthorpe Stakes, Gimcrack Stakes and Strensall Stakes. The Nunthorpe Stakes is where the world’s best sprinters compete, while the Yorkshire Oaks attracts some of the best thoroughbred fillies in racing today.

Sea Pigeo Ebor Day

EBOR DAY 4

Day 4 is Ebor Day featuring the famous Ebor Handicap and Lonsdale Cup. The Ebor Handicap is the focus of the whole Ebor festival when many top horses compete to add their names to the roll of honour of this famous race: horses like the great Sea Pigeon shown above.

YORK RACECOURSE & EBOR FESTIVAL ENCLOSURES

AWARD WINNING GRANDSTAND

Award-winning grandstands and a superb course combine to make The Ebor Festival a glorious summertime race meeting.

York Racecourse offers a range of ticket upgrades to include food and drink packages, restaurant reservations, racing action viewing locations and private boxes, to enhance your race-day experience.

Private boxes for parties of 16+ offer seating on private balconies. Restaurant bookings for 2+ persons, offer seating on shared balconies.

YORK COUNTY ENCLOSURE

The York Racecourse premier enclosure is the County Enclosure, where you can gain access to the award winning Ebor Stand with it’s seating and bars. Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the Gimcrack Rooms, or sip champagne on the Champagne Terrace.

You can go down to the Winning Post to see the horses racing past or watch them from the lawns. The excitement of the Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure are close by.

This enclosure also incorporates the Melrose Club Lounge. Upgraded tickets are required to gain acccess to the Melrose Club Lounge.

Facilities include:

  • Ebor Bistro
  • Ebor Buffet
  • Gimcrack Rooms
  • Princess Mary Seafood Bar
  • Champagne & Seafood Bar
  • Eclipse Restaurant
  • Wine & Cheese
  • Melrose Club Lounge
YORK GRANDSTAND & PADDOCK

The York Racecourse Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure is the largest area of the course, with a race-day atmosphere to match. Dress code is casual in this enclosure.

Enjoy a drink in one of the many Knavesmire Stand bars spread over several floors, many with spectacular views across the track, or in the wider lawned areas in front of the Grandstand.

You can get to both the main betting ring and the Parade Ring from the stands in this enclosure.

Facilities include:

  • Sharpo Bar & Buffet
  • Knavesmire Restaurant
  • Good Food to Go
YORK COURSE ENCLOSURE

This is the most informal area of the racecourse and is often chosen by families who want to combine fresh air and a picnic with the thrill of the sport. It offers a view of the finish and has a full range of bar and food areas.

There is only limited wet weather shelter in this enclosure and you’ll need to follow the Parade Ring action on the giant screens, however it does offer great entertainment at the most affordable prices.

In the course enclosure a range of food and drink outlets form a food court. You can enjoy fish ‘n’ chips, jacket potato or an ice cream. Picnics are welcome in the Course Enclosure and alcohol for your own consumption is permitted. Please note that to help keep everyone safe glass is not allowed in the Course Enclosure.

York Racecourse Award Winning Stand

YORK RACECOURSE: POSSIBLY THE FINEST RACECOURSE IN THE UK

Seen by many as not only the finest racecourse in the north, but in the whole of the UK, York Racecourse provides the best Flat racing can offer.

York Racecourse, opened in 1731, is a galloping two-miles and was extended to stage longer races in 2005 when Royal Ascot was re-routed to York. The course is a left-hand perfectly flat track with a home straight of about 5f.

There is no fairer course in the country, giving no advantage to any type of horse. Low numbers best in sprints when the going is soft.

York Course

YORK RACECOURSE ON THE MAP & RACECOURSE CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX
Tel: 01904 620911
Website: http://www.yorkracecourse.co.uk/
Email: http://www.yorkracecourse.co.uk/
Admission: County stand £45 (juniors £25); Tattersalls £23; Course Encl£6 Note: Prices higher for the Ebor – see above
Road: 1.5m SW of York, off A1036 and A64. From north on A1, take A59 to York just south of Boroughbridge
Rail: Kings Cross, then bus or taxi
Car park: Free
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