ITV Racing at the Sky Bet Ebor Festival 2022 Wednesday 17 August - Saturday 20 August
ITV Racing will broadcast FIVE live races every day of the Sky Bet Ebor Festival at York Racecourse from 1.30-4.30pm on Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 August on ITV.
The Opening Show preview programme is on at 9.30-10.30am on Saturday 20 August on ITV4.
One of the most popular festivals of the year, the Sky Bet Ebor Festival features top class racing on the iconic Knavesmire in the heart of Yorkshire.
Ed Chamberlin hosts exclusive free-to-air coverage live from York and is joined daily for expert analysis by Jason Weaver and Adele Mulrennan. Out and about will be Oli Bell and Mick Fitzgerald with Matt Chapman in the betting ring and Richard Hoiles in the commentary box.
Mark Heyes will be covering lifestyle from Wednesday to Friday joined by Charlotte Hawkins on Thursday, the traditional Ladies Day. Brough Scott also joins the team across the week to bring viewers his unique historical perspective.
The Opening Show on Saturday is hosted by Oli Bell who will be joined by Matt Chapman, Megan Nicholls and Mick Fitzgerald to look back at a wonderful week of racing and preview the best of Saturday’s action including the Sky Bet Ebor.
There will be a free-to-enter ITV7 competition.
ITV’s live festival coverage will also be simulcast on the ITV Hub, on web and app, for viewers to watch online, and the ITV Racing site – itv.com/racing will help bring the festival to life.
The weekly highlights will be the Juddmonte International Stakes on Wednesday, where the unbeaten superstar Baaeed sets out to cement his reputation as the world’s best racehorse. Thursday’s showpiece is the Darley Yorkshire Oaks where some of the best of the season’s fillies do battle. The Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes on Friday is the showpiece of the day, albeit the most popular race likely to be the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes and a possible Goodwood rematch between three great stayers in Kyprios, Stradivarius and Trueshan.
Saturday’s Sky Bet Ebor, first run in 1843, is the oldest and most famous race in York’s history and the highlight of the calendar at the Knavesmire racecourse as well as the richest handicap race in Europe.
Wednesday 17 August
1.50pm Sky Bet & Symphony Group Stakes
2.25pm Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (Group 3)
3.00pm Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2)
3.35pm Juddmonte International Stakes – Group 1
4.10pm Sky Bet Stayers Stakes
Thursday 18 August
1.50pm Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (Group 2)
2.25pm Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling Stakes
3.00pm Clipper Logistics Stakes
3.35pm Darley Yorkshire Oaks – Group 1
4.10pm British EBF and Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes
Friday 19 August
1.50pm Sky Bet Stakes
2.25pm Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup (Group 2)
3.00pm Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2)
3.35pm Coolmore Wooton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes – Group 1
4.10pm Assured Data Protection EBF Fillies’ Stakes
Saturday 20 August
1.50pm Sky Bet & Symphony Group Strensall Stakes (Group 3)
2.25pm Sky Bet Melrose Stakes
3.00pm Sky Bet City of York Stakes (Group 2)
3.35pm Sky Bet Ebor
4.10pm Sky Bet Constantine Stakes
Plus two races from Sandown
Four days of live racing will be followed on Sunday 21st August with the climax of the Sky Bet Sunday Series on ITV4 from Sandown Park – where presenter Oli Bell will be joined by Leonna Mayor, Luke Harvey, Dan Barber and Richard Hoiles.