After witnessing the amazing win by Essential Quality at Belmont Stakes, steeple horse race fans are ready for the York Ebor Festival. Yorkshire Ebor Festival is a magnificent event that takes place every year with more than 300,000 audience members. Every year, this leading and prestigious event attracts races and fashion lovers from all over the world. Because of the popularity of the event, you will find it hard to get tickets to the festival. So, if you have plans to visit the York Ebor Festival, book your tickets and make hotel reservations in advance.
This colorful and amusing event started in 1843, even before Kentucky Derby. Since then, organizers and enthusiasts have followed English tradition by gathering at York Ebor. This year, the event will take place in August. This is a four- festival starting from the 18th of August and will end on the 21st of August. During these four days, participants compete against each other to win 25 valuable cash prizes. The 25 races consist of all three groups of races, including three from Group 1. The enthusiasm from Royal Ascot has yet to subside, and fans are ready to join top participants at York Ebor Festival.
A day at the York Ebor Festival means interacting with the enthusiastic crowd and unique atmosphere. Other than that, the tension of the races and historical moments will be unforgettable. Visit this link to find the preview from Day 1 at York Ebor Festival.
Originally, York Ebor Festival was a three-day race meeting held on the famous Knavesmire turf. This festival includes top-class races such as John Smith’s Cup and the Dante Stakes. Because of the popularity, the organizers increased a day, making it a four days event. This day features the Juddmonte International, Nunthorpe Stakes, the Yorkshire Oaks, and Ebor Handicap.
Ebor festival is one of the top meetings in the UK horse racing calendar. Each day includes one or two featured matches that include the best participants around the world. The stunning results of Belmont Stakes are hard-to-believe. Yet, people are ready to witness the most-waited York Ebor Festival. As Ebor Festival is the last major racing event of the UK Flat racing season, it attracts plenty of people from the UK and overseas. Top-rates jockeys and horses gather around at one place to entertain the enthusiasts. Superb course and award-winning grandstands increase the glory of this summertime race meeting.
On the first day of the festival, enthusiasts witness the three top-rated Stakes. These are Juddmonte International Stakes, Acomb Stakes, and Great Voltigeur Stakes. Here is the list of races on the first day of the Festival:
- Symphony Group Stakes Handicap
- Neptune Investment or Great Voltigeur Stakes
- Pinsent Masons LLP or Acomb Stakes
- Juddmonte International Stakes
- Talk to Victor Stakes Handicap
- Betvictor.com Stakes Nursery Handicap
You will experience Ladies Day on the second day of the festival. On this day, people wear colorful dresses and hats and wait in excitement for their fillies to win the race. The featured race includes the Yorkshire Oaks and the Lowther Stakes. Here is the list of all the second-day races:
- Premier Yearling Stake
- Darley Yorkshire Oaks
- Eventmasters.co.uk EBF Fillies Stakes
- Galtres Stakes
- Betfair Don’t Settle For Less Stakes
- Jaguar Cars Lowther Stakes
The third day is Nunthorpe Day and includes the world’s best fillies to enhance the entertainment of the day. The featured races include Strensall Stakes, Gimcrack Stakes, and Nunthorpe Stakes. Here is the list of races:
- Sky Bet Mobile Stakes Handicap
- Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes
- Tyregiant.com Stakes
- Sky Bet Strensall Stakes
- Gimcrack Stakes
- Maiden Stakes
The fourth and the last day of the event is Ebor Day. The day features Lonsdale Cap and Ebor Handicap. Both of these races are popular. The main focus of Ebor day is the Ebor Handicap. In this match, the best horses compete against each other to include their names in the history of the festival. The list of matches includes:
- The Betfred City of York Stakes
- Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup
- Melrose Stakes Handicap
- Ebor Heritage Handicap
- The Bonus King Stakes
- Julia Graves Roses Stakes Listed
- Apprentice Stakes Handicap