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.
YORK EBOR FESTIVAL RACECARD
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.
- 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.
- 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: 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 RACECOURSE ON THE MAP & RACECOURSE CONTACT INFORMATION
|Address:||York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX|
|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|