Ebor Festival Hot Racing Action
York Racecourse will be hosting the Ebor Festival of horse racing from the 21st of August to the 23rd of August, with Juddmonte International Day being held on Thusday, Elbor Day on Friday and Ladies Day on Saturday. Besides the opportunity for spectators to show off their fashion sense and style, the Ebor Festival is geared up to be a great weekend filled with horse racing action and entertainment.
In 1843, the first Ebor Festival was held and the tradition still continues as the most popular event on York Racecourse’s calendar. The Juddmonte International Day has two major racing events lined up, namely the Juddmonte International and the Great Voltigeur Stakes. The Yorkshire Oaks and Ebor Handicap are held on Ebor Day and the Ladies Day would not be complete without the running of the Nunthorpe Stakes and the Lowther Stakes. The best horses and their trainers are always at the Ebor Festival, drawing large crowds of spectators as they have the opportunity to see the racing greats in action.
The Juddmonte International Day will be kicking off with a touch of magic, as two very talented racehorses will be making their appearance in the Juddmonte International, namely Duke of Marmalade and New Approach. Trainer of Duke of Marmalade, Aiden O’Brian, said that even though his horse is entered into the race, having his horse run in the Juddmonte International will depend on the condition of the track’s surface. After winning four Group 1 events, of which the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the King George VI are two, Duke of Marmalade is a worthy contender for the impressive Juddmonte International field. New Approach, who has been nursing a muscle problem, was last seen in the Vodafone Derby, were he cruised to victory and racing fans are waiting in anticipation to see him perform on Thursday.
Other contenders in the Juddmonte International include Phoenix Tower, Multidimensional, Pipedreamer, Rob Roy, Halicarnassus, Linngari, Championship Point, Red Rock Canyon and Stubbs Art. With so much high quality interest in the Ebor Festival, it is understandable that racecourse manager William Derby is thrilled and excited about the upcoming racing. He was quoted saying: “It’s the richest race we’ve ever staged and is obviously the jewel in our crown. As a racecourse manager, I’m honored to be staging such a contest. It’s just wonderful and we’re delighted.” The Ebor Festival is most definitely a horse racing event that should not be missed, as spectators with find both exhilarating racing and fantastic facilities at the York Racecourse this weekend.