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As the flat racing season rolls on, we’ve arrived at another big meeting. This time, York Racecourse opens its gates to some of the sport’s best performers. It’s time for the York Ebor Festival, which will run for four days from August 23rd until August 26th.
The Ebor festival will be run over four days, which means that the North Yorkshire venue will see plenty of top-class racing this week. There are several hugely competitive handicaps set to take place, as well as some high-quality group races, including the hugely valuable and incredibly prestigious Juddmonte International Stakes.
Schedule for the York Ebor Festival
Let’s take a look at what’s due to happen over the week:
Wednesday 23rd August
On the opening day of the meeting, there will be seven races, which include three groups races and four hugely competitive high-class handicaps.
Here’s the full schedule for Wednesday:
13:50 – Sky Bet And Symphony Group Handicap (Class 2)
14:25 – Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (Group 3)
15:00 – Sky Bet Great Voltgeur Stakes (Group 2)
15:35 – Juddmonte International Stakes (Group 1)
16:10 – Sky Bet Stayers Handicap (Class 2)
16:45 – Ire Incentive, It Pays to Buy Irish Fillies’ Handicap (Class 2)
17:20 – Sky Bet Nursery (Class 2)
Thursday 24th August
On Thursday, there will be seven races for those both in attendance and those watching on TV to get stuck into, including two group races.
Thursday’s schedule looks like this:
13:50 – Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (Group 2)
14:25 – Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling Stakes (Class 2)
15:00 – Clipper Handicap (Class 2)
15:35 – Pertemps Network Yorkshire Oaks (Group 1)
16:10 – British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes (Listed)
16:45 – Or8Wellness EBF Stallions Nursery (Class 2)
17:20 British EBF 40th Anniversary Fillies’ Handicap (Class 2)
Friday 25th August
On Friday, viewers and racegoers will have seven more races to quench their racing thirst, one of which will be the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes.
This is what the third day of York’s Ebor Festival looks like:
13:50 – Sky Bet Handicap (Class 2)
14:25 – Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes (Group 2)
15:00 – Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2)
15:35 – Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes (Group 1)
16:10 – Assured Data Protection EBF Fillies’ Handicap (Class 2)
16:45 – British EBF 40th Anniversary Convivial Maiden Stakes (Class 2)
17:15 – Sky Bet Mile Handicap (Class 2)
Saturday 26th August
The fourth and final day of the Ebor meeting will once again consist of seven races, including the incredibly competitive, big-field Sky Bet Ebor Handicap.
Here’s Saturday’s race schedule:
13:50 – Sky Bet And Symphony Group Strensall Stakes (Group 3)
14:25 – Sky Bet Melrose Handicap (Class 2)
15:00 – Sky Bet City Of York Stakes (Group 2)
15:35 – Sky Bet Ebor Handicap (Class 2)
16:10 – Sky Bet Constantine Handicap (Class 2)
16:45 – Julia Graves Roses Stakes (Listed)
17:20 – Sky Bet Finale Handicap (Class 2)
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