York’s Ebor Festival takes place on the famous Knavesmire racecourse every August. The four-day Ebor Festival is one of the highlights of the Flat season and dates back to 1843 with the first running of the Ebor Handicap, the main race of the final day, boasting prize money of one million pounds in 2019.
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The four-day Ebor Festival takes place between Wednesday 21st August and Saturday 24th August.
Highlight on the first day is the Juddmonte International Stakes, worth over 567,000 pounds to the winner which is sure to feature a high-class field of runners.
The Darley Yorkshire Oaks takes centre stage on Wednesday and is the possible target for dual Arc winner Enable before John Gosden’s super mare attempts to become the first horse to win Europe’s richest race for a third time.
Friday’s highlight is the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes over the minimum trip. The fastest horses around will be competing for the first prize and the title of champion sprinter of Europe.
The final day sees Europe’s richest handicap, the one million pound Sky Bet Ebor Handicap. A quality field of handicappers is assured for one of the biggest betting races of the year.
This seven furlong race for two-year-old’s was promoted to Group 3 level in 2006 and was won by Irish 2000 Guineas winner Phoenix Of Spain 12 months ago. Two horses have won the race during the last 20 years before going on to win a British Classic.
The most significant of all the St Leger trials and while the last winner to go on to claim the Doncaster Classic was Lucarno in 2007 recent renewals have gone to Melbourne Cup hero Rewilding, multiple Group 1 winner Postponed and 2018 joint world champion Cracksman. Great Voltigeur betting will be available nearer the time but a sure prediction for the Great Voltigeur is that Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien will send a strong team.
Run over an extended mile and a quarter, the International dates back to 1972 when the great Brigadier Gerard suffered his only defeat at the hands of Roberto. A target for the best middle distance horses in Europe, the Group 1 contest has been won by many of the sport’s greats down the years including an unforgettable victory for Frankel in 2012.
Enable – 6-4 with Ladbrokes, Betvictor and Coral.
Crystal Ocean – 7-2 with Blacktype
Magical – 6-1 with Coral and 888Sport
Anthony Van Dyck – 12-1 with Betvictor and Betway
Circus Maximus – 12-1 with Ladbrokes
Bar – 16-1
This six furlong Group 2 for two-year-old fillies is usually won a speedy juvenile but Harayir (1994),Cape Verdi (1997) and Russian Rhythm (2002) all went on to win the 1000 Guineas during the last 25 years.
Dating back to 1849 this mile and a half Group 1 for fillies and mares was won by dual Arc winner Enable in 2017. Should connections decide to run the mare here rather than in Tuesday’s International the Yorkshire Oaks betting odds are going to be about one horse, otherwise the likes of Epsom Oaks winner Anapurna, Mehdaayih and the obligatory Ballydoyle challenge are likely to dominate.
Leading stayer Stradivarius won this two mile contest in 2018, claiming the one million pound bonus on offer after taking the Yorkshire Cup, Ascot Gold Cup and Goodwood Cup. A repeat bid is on the cards and if that is the case sure to start at cramped odds in the Lonsdale Cup betting odds.
Named after the famous 18th century racehorse, the race won by the great Mill Reef in 1970 is now more likely to produce a champion sprinter rather than a Classic winner.
One of the top sprint races run in Europe over the minimum trip. Tag End and Sharpo are the only two horses to have won the race on three occasions. Some great speedsters have taken the race down the years but recently there have been plenty of shock results, including winners at 100-1, 20-1 and 40-1 twice.
Battaash – 5-2 with Betvictor
Mabs Cross – 5-1 with Paddy Power and Unibet
Soldiers Call – 5-1 with Ladbrokes and Boylesports
A Ali – 8-1 with Unibet
Bar – 16-1
This Group 3 for three-year-old’s and older is run over 1m 1f and last year was dominated by winner Lord Glitters and runner-up Mustashry, both subsequent Group 1 winners.
Run over 7f, last year’s winner Expert Eye went on to win the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile on his final start.
With prize money of one million pounds, this 1m 6f handicap is the richest of it’s kind in Europe. With that kind of money at stake, a classy and competitive contest is guaranteed.
Raheen House – 12-1 with Betfair Sportsbook and Paddy Power
Ben Vrakie – 12-1 with Betvictor and Unibet
Gold Mount – 14-1 with Betvictor
First Eleven – 14-1 with Betvictor
Baghdad – 14-1 with Paddy Power
Gibbs Hill – 16-1 with Unibet
True Self – 16-1 with Paddy Power