Yorkshire Ebor Festival

The Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York is one of the most famous racing festivals in the world.

Held across four great days of racing, the Ebor takes centre stage on the fourth and final day of the August festival.

There are a total of three Group 1 races held across the four days, with the Oaks, Nunthorpe Stakes and International Stakes held throughout the week.

Always a popular festival for punters, the Ebor Festival attracts big money with bookmakers and we have all the Group 1 information available with free tips, history and betting guides.

Yorkshire Ebor Festival Day 1 betting card

The Group 1 International (Juddmonte) Stakes is the Group 1 feature on Day 1 of the Ebor Festival.

Punters have six great races to bet on, which includes the Great Voltigeur Stakes at Group 2 level and the Group 3 Acomb Stakes.

Race Name
2017 Winner
Symphony Group HandicapDesert Law
Acomb StakesWells Farhh Go
Great Voltigeur Stakes
Cracksman
International StakesUlysses
Class 2 HandicapMagic Circle
Betway NurseryDemons Rock

Many great thoroughbreds have come out of Day 1 of the Ebor Festival, including Cracksman which was successful in the Great Voltigeur Stakes as the dominating 4/6 favourite.

Yorkshire Ebor Festival Day 2 betting card

It's all about the girls on Day 2 of the Ebor Festival with the Yorkshire Oaks taking centre stage.

The Lowther Stakes for the fillies is also on the card and Ladies' Day is one of the most popular race days on the British calendar.

Race Name
2017 Winner
Premier Yearling StakesTangled
Lowther StakesThreading
Class HandicapFlaming Spear
Yorkshire OaksEnable
Galstres StakesFleur Forsyte
Fillies' HandicapLincoln Rocks

The Yorkshire Oaks always produces top-quality fillies and 2017 winner Enable is no exception.

The John Gosden-trained filly went on to become one of the highest-rated thoroughbreds in the world.

Yorkshire Ebor Festival Day 3 betting card

Day 3 features the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes and also the Lonsdale Cup Stakes and City of York Stakes.

A quality field is always presented in the Nunthorpe and despite racing for only a moderate stake, horses such as Lady Aurelia and Battaash were in attendance in 2017.

Race Name
2017 Winner
Class 2 HandicapFidaawy
Lonsdale Cup StakesMontaly
City of York StakesTalaayeb
Nunthorpe StakesMarsha
Maiden StakesDream Today
Class 2 HandicapMojito

Yorkshire Ebor Festival Day 4 betting card

The final day of the festival, Day 4 features the Ebor Handicap which is the richest flat handicap race in Britain.

Also on the card is the Gimcrack Stakes and Strensall Stakes, which gives punters plenty of great racing to choose from.

2017 Ebor Handicap winner Nakeeta would later contest the Melbourne Cup in Australia where he finished a credible fifth of 23 runners.

Race Name
2017 Winner
Strensall StakesMustashry
Class HandicapSecret Advisor
Gimcrack StakesSands Of Mali
Ebor HandicapNakeeta
Roses StakesSound And Silence
Class HandicapEddystone Rock
Class 2 HandicapHomeswood

York Racecourse

York is the third biggest racecourse in Britain in terms of prize money offered and features quality racing throughout the year.

Highlighted by the International Stakes in August, York Racecourse attracts around 350,000 racing fans every year and the Ebor Festival is one of the most important festivals on the British racing calendar.

Held in such high regard, York was used as a replacement for Royal Ascot when it was under redevelopment in 2005 and it attracted over 224,000 people from the five-day festival.

It was also awarded Racecourse of the Year in 1997, 2003 and more recently in 2017.

Feature racing runs from May with the Spring Festival and ends with the Garrowby Stakes in September, which immediately follows the Ebor Festival.