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York Racecourse

York Racecourse has been hosting racing meetings since 1731 and is known as one of the premier race courses in the United Kingdom with excellent facilities. The track is known as the 'The Knavesmire' it is used for flat racing and it is a left handed oval shaped course.

The racecourse hosts 17 days of racings with the highlight being the four day Ebor Festival in August each year, with each day having a feature races but the spotlight races are the Juddmonte International Stakes and the Ebor Handicap. The festival is also known for the Nunthorpe Stakes and the Yorkshire Oaks. Another key race as this track is the group 2 Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup which is held in May.

Although York is one of the fairest track middle numbers do tend to be favoured on the straight track when the ground is soft.

Trainers that have succeeded here in the last few seasons include Richard Fahey with nearby stables in Musley Bank and  Suffolk based trainer Saeed Bin Suroor. The course top two jockeys are Paul Hanagan and Franke Dettori.

2014 York Racecourse Events

Listed below are the main horse racing meetings for 2014 along with any one-off events available at the racecourse. Book early to take advantage of the early bird prices.

DateEventTicket Cost/More Information
May
14thDante FestivalMusidora Stakes Day - £18 
15thDante FestivalDante Stakes Day - £18 
16thDante FestivalYorkshire Cup Day - £18 
July
11thJohn Smith's CupSummer Stakes - £14
12thJohn Smith's CupJohn Smiths Cup Day - £21 
August
20thEbor MeetingJuddmonte International - £30 
21stEbor MeetingDarley Yorkshire Oaks - £30
22ndEbor MeetingCoolmore Nunthorpe - £30
23rdEbor MeetingBetfred Ebor - £30

Aerial View

York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road, York YO23 1EX