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York Racecourse

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Home of the Ebor Festival

Create a highlight to your social calendar, from our choice of 18 racedays from May until October, offering a world class horseracing experience for visitors of all ages.

Our highlights include over £8 million in prize money, award winning facilities and the most famous horses. The showpiece of our season is the Ebor Festival in August, the week to visit York, featuring our oldest, richest, fastest and most famous races.

Enjoy sporting excellence combined with fashion and fun over four fabulous days. Leaving you to create your social highlights on a backdrop of world class sport.

In recent years, as well as hosting many spectacular York Races, has also played host to Royal Ascot at York in 2005, The Ladbrokes St Leger in 2006, as well as the Olympic Torch, Paralympic Lantern in 2012 and Tour de France in 2014.
York’s highest attendance for a race meeting was recorded in 1851, when a crowd estimated at 150,000 saw The Flying Dutchman, winner of the Derby and St Leger in 1849, beat Voltigeur, who took both races the following year, in the so-called Great Match.
Children under the age of 18 are admitted to the racecourse (under 16’s accompanied by an adult).
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John Smith’s Meeting: Fri 8th – Sat 9th July, Featuring the 63rd John Smith's Cup
Music Showcase Weekend: Fri eve 22nd – Sat 23rd July Music Showcase Weekend
Ebor Festival: Wed 17th – Sat 20th August (Ladies Day: Thurs 19th August), Featuring our richest, fastest and most famous races.
September Sunday: Sun 4th September, Family Fun Day
October Finale: Fri 7th – Sat 8th October, Last 2022 chance to visit