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The official narrative has horse racing at York on its current site, the Knavesmire, southwest of the city centre, starting in 1730. Some historians dispute that but what’s not in doubt is the area has a rich heritage within this sport dating back to Roman times. The races at York today largely surround two major meetings in late spring and over the summer. Only Flat horse racing takes place at the course.

York races today begin in mid-May with the three-day Dante Festival and conclude in early October with a two-day meeting. As there is no National Hunt horse racing here during the winter months like the Cheltenham Festival, the track is only used for half of the year. Widely regarded as one of the fairest tracks in England, horses at York race on the floodplain of the River Ouse.

Configuration of York Races Today

A flat, left-handed course that suits galloping types, a full circuit is almost two miles round. There is a six-furlong straight course and seven-furlong chute used for shorter distance York races today but no straight mile like at Newbury or Ascot. Another chute in the back straight is used as a starting point for middle-distance races over a mile-and-three-quarters like the Ebor Handicap.

Being held up seldom works for horses running at York. This is because the track drains well and, unless there is torrential rain over the summer, has good ground from May until September. During the autumn, however, wet weather means going can turn heavy and the final meeting of the year in October is often held with testing conditions underfoot.

Key Races at York Today – Top Three Meetings

York Racecourse Events Feature Races When
Dante Festival Musidora Stakes, Dante Stakes, Yorkshire Cup May
John Smith’s Cup Meeting Summer Stakes, Silver Cup, John Smith’s Cup July
Ebor Festival Juddmonte International, Yorkshire Oaks, Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, Ebor Handicap August

Dante Festival York Races

On for three days around the middle of May, the Dante Festival follows the Guineas Festival at Newmarket and May Festival at Chester. There are two key Classic trials at the meeting in the Group 3 Musidora Stakes for fillies and Group 2 Dante Stakes for Epsom Derby hopefuls. There is also the Middleton for older fillies and mares.

Many racehorses use the Dante Festival at York to get ready for Royal Ascot with the Group 2 Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes and Yorkshire Cup key trials for the big sprints and Gold Cup respectively. Here are all the black type race and key handicaps during the meeting:

Dante Festival York Races Class of Race Type of Race Race Distance Day
Jorvik Handicap Handicap Flat Handicap 1m 4f Wednesday
Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes Group 2 Flat Race 6f Wednesday
Musidora Stakes Group 3 3yo Flat Race 1m 2f 56y Wednesday
Middleton Fillies’ Stakes Group 2 Flat Race 1m 2f 56y Thursday
Hambleton Handicap Handicap Flat Handicap 1m Thursday
Dante Stakes Group 2 3yo Flat Race 1m 2f 56y Thursday
Westow Stakes Listed 3yo Flat Race 5f Thursday
Marygate Fillies’ Stakes Listed 2yo Flat Race 5f Friday
Michael Seely Memorial Fillies’ Stakes Listed 3yo Flat Race 1m Friday
Yorkshire Cup Group 2 Flat Race 1m 6f Friday

John Smith’s Cup Meeting

After the opening Dante Festival, there are other smaller meetings on the Knavesmire in May, June and July. The biggest of those is the two-day John Smith’s Cup Meeting that follows the July Festival at Newmarket. A long-term sponsorship with the beer brewed in nearby Tadcaster, this Heritage Handicap is a big betting race for punters. These are the important races on that card:

John Smith’s Cup Meeting Races Class of Race Type of Race Race Distance Day
Summer Stakes Group 3 Flat Race 6f Friday
John Smith’s Silver Cup Group 3 Flat Race 1m 6f Saturday
John Smith’s Cup Heritage Handicap Flat Handicap 1m 2f 56y Saturday
City Walls Stakes Listed Flat Race 5f Saturday

York Ebor Festival

The most important York races today are in August, though, during the four-day Ebor Festival in the summer holidays. There are three Group 1s taking place then, the Juddmonte International Stakes, Yorkshire Oaks for fillies and mares, and Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes for sprinters. The Ebor Handicap has the most prize money on offer for a Flat handicap in Europe, meanwhile. These are all the key York Ebor Festival races:

Ebor Festival Day 1

The opening day of the premier York races today, the Ebor Festival, contains the last major trial for the St Leger in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes. Another supporting event on the card is the Group 3 Tattersalls Acomb Stakes for juveniles.

Headlining the action is the Juddmonte International with form lines tied in from other Group 1s throughout the summer such as the Coral Eclipse from Sandown Park races and the King George at Ascot. This is a look at the main races on the card in more detail:

York Ebor Festival Day 1 Races Class of Race Type of Race Race Distance
Symphony Group Handicap Heritage Handicap 3yo+ Flat Handicap 5f 89y
Tattersalls Acomb Stakes Group 3 2yo Flat Race 7f
Great Voltigeur Stakes Group 2 3yo Flat Race 1m 4f
Juddmonte International Stakes Group 1 3yo+ Flat Race 1m 2f 56y
Sky Bet Stayers Handicap Heritage Handicap 3yo+ Flat Handicap 2m 56y

Ebor Festival Day 2

The second day of Ebor Festival races at York today puts fillies and mares front and centre. Three of the big races on the card are for the females only. Kicking off with the Group 2 Lowther Stakes for juveniles, the main event is the Group 1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks over a mile-and-a-half.

Later on, the Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes, is a Listed race at the same distance. There is also a valuable sales race for two-year-olds on the card, plus another Heritage Handicap on the round mile. Here are all the main York races today that are part of day two of the Ebor Festival:

York Ebor Festival Day 2 Races Class of Race Type of Race Race Distance
Lowther Stakes Group 2 2yo Flat Race 6f
Harry Beeby Premier Yearling Stakes Sales Race 2yo Flat Race 6f
Clipper Logistics Handicap Heritage Handicap 3yo+ Flat Handicap 7f 192y
Darley Yorkshire Oaks Group 1 3yo+ Flat Race 1m 4f
Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes Listed 3yo+ Flat Race 1m 4f

Ebor Festival Day 3

The penultimate day of Ebor Festival action is a busy one. The Group 2 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup for stayers is often where those who contested a top level event at Goodwood races during the Glorious meeting go to next. There is also the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes for juvenile colts and geldings.

The biggest of all sprints at York races today, the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, ties in Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood form lines. There are even runners who drop back in trip from the July Cup at Newmarket sometimes for this end-to-end dash down the Knavesmire. Here’s the key races from day three of the Ebor Festival in profile:

York Ebor Festival Day 3 Races Class of Race Type of Race Race Distance
Sky Bet Handicap Heritage Handicap 3yo+ Flat Handicap 1m 4f
Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Group 2 3yo+ Flat Race 2m 56y
Gimcrack Stakes Group 2 2yo Flat Race 6f
Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes Group 1 2yo+ Flat Race 5f
EBF Fillies’ Handicap Heritage Handicap 3yo+ Flat Handicap 1m 2f 56y
Convivial Maiden Stakes Conditions 2yo Flat Race 7f

Ebor Festival Day 4

And the fourth and final day of the Ebor Festival builds up to Europe’s richest Flat handicap. Supporting races on this Saturday include the Group 3 Strensall Stakes and Group 2 City Of York Stakes. The latter is an event that York Racecourse has ambitions into making up into a Group 1 in the near future. Here is the Ebor day card:

York Ebor Festival Day 4 Races Class of Race Type of Race Race Distance
Strensall Stakes Group 3 3yo+ Flat Race 1m 1f
Melrose Handicap Heritage Handicap 3yo Flat Handicap 1m 5f 188y
City Of York Stakes Group 2 3yo+ Flat Race 7f
Ebor Handicap Heritage Handicap 4yo+ Flat Handicap 1m 5f 188y
Constantine Handicap Heritage Handicap 3yo+ Flat Handicap 6f
Julia Graves Roses Stakes Listed 2yo Flat Race 5f

Other York Races Today & Throughout the Year

There are 18 racedays in total at York from May to October and other meetings have valuable races in their own right taking place outside of the big two festivals. Away from the Dante, Ebor and John Smith’s Cup, the table below contains all the other key events on the Knavesmire:

Other York Racecourse Events Class of Race Type of Race Race Distance When
Bronte Cup Group 3 Flat Race 1m 6f May
Ganton Stakes Listed Flat Race 1m June
Grand Cup Listed Flat Race 1m 6f June
Lyric Fillies’ Stakes Listed Flat Race 1m 2f 56y July
York Stakes Group 2 Flat Race 1m 2f 56y July
Garrowby Stakes Listed Flat Race 6f September
October Stayers Handicap Heritage Handicap Flat Handicap 1m 6f October
Rockingham Stakes Listed 2yo Flat Race 6f October
Coral Sprint Trophy Heritage Handicap Flat Handicap 6f October

York Races Today Racecard

The latest York races racecard today will show on this very page. This details every race on the Knavesmire for that day. Here’s what you can expect from today’s racecards – a list of all horses running in each event starting with the first race including their odds, silks, jockey, trainer and other biographical information.

With all the runners at York races today covered, you can see which are fancied in the market. Prices invariably changed and the cards reflect that. Our York races today racecard updates to give you an accurate picture of the state of the market as the off draws nearer. It doesn’t stop there either.

On top of viewing the York races racecard today, you can also check out the next day’s action. This is where tomorrow’s racecards come into their own. Many of the York Racecourse events are over more than one day. At SportsLens, you can get an early look at tomorrow’s action too.

Tips for York Races Today

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York Races Today Results

Once events are over, you can also get results at York races today through our handy service. This tells you all about the winners on the Knavesmire. The great thing about horse racing results on SportsLens is it’s all built in to the racecards once the action is over. You simply click through and can view results from York races today at your convenience. It’s a great system.

Once the day of racing is over, though, you can still access York races results today tomorrow. It’s at this point that they become yesterday’s racing results and we keep them available just in case you want to go back and check something. It’s good to know something like that is there for you if you need it.

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Jamie Clark (@JamieClarkSport) edited Coral bookmakers’ digital platforms for a number of years with great success before forging a successful freelance career as a tipster. Growing up in an equine environment, Jamie is never afraid to take on the favourite and focuses on value. He is now sourcing you winners at SportsLens from the best of the British and Irish horse racing action.