York Racecourse is situated southwest of the city of York, North Yorkshire, England. On race days has its own radio station ‘York Raceday Radio’ (1602 kHz, medium wave) which can be picked up to 10 miles from the course.
The Ebor Festival in August is the most famous race meeting held a York. Over this 3-day meeting (Tuesday-Thursday) it hosts the richest ever races held a York with a total record prize money of over £2.3 million – The Juddmonte International Stakes is now worth £500,000 alone.
The course also stages three of the UK’s Group One thoroughbred races, the International Stakes, the Nunthorpe Stakes and the Yorkshire Oaks.
The Ebor stand at York Racecourse
The Ebor festival was first established in 1843 with the first running of the Ebor Handicap.
Each of the three days has feature races.
Tuesday is called Juddmonte International day and features the Juddmonte International and the Great Voltiquer Stakes.
Wednesday is totesport Ebor Day and features the Ebor Handicap and the Yorkshire Oaks.
Thursday is Ladies’ Day and features the Lowther Stakes. The competition off the track on Thursday will be to win a luxury short break to the Best Dressed Lady Racegoer.