More on York Racecourse
York is a traditional English town in the North of England, which along with its ancient sights also possesses one of the greatest racecourses in the country. Attracting international runners to some of the richest Grade 1 flat races in the world, the course is known for spectacular performances from household names.
York Ebor Festival
The York Ebor Festival is the highlight of the year at the Racecourse. With horses and attendees coming from around the world to celebrate in the summer sunshine.
The feature race on the first day of the Ebor Festival is the Juddmonte International, formally the International Stakes. It has previously in recent years been rated the best UK horse race by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. Previous winners include
This outstanding race has been won by some of the greats of the sport including the invincible Frankel in 2012 and Ulysses in 2017.
York Dante Festival
At the famed York Dante Festival, the premier race is the Dante Stakes. Both the race and the festival are named for the Yorkshire-trained winner of the 1945 Epsom Derby and eternal fan favourite, Dante. Since the first event in 1958, it has developed into one of the best and most exciting trials of colts in the world.
The winners of the Dante Stakes are seen as some of the most impressive horses and as having huge potential. Winners of the race have gone on to win the Epsom Derby (the first time being St Paddy winning both in 1960) and recently The Grey Gatsby winning both the Dante Stakes and the French Derby in 2014.
Other Events at York Racecourse
In 2005, the racecourse hosted Royal Ascot on a temporary, one-off special. Ascot Racecourse was undergoing major improvement and renovation works and was unable to host the event. This brought in a five-day attendance of over 220,000 people.
York Racecourse Hospitality
Eventmasters are proud to present York racecourse hospitality options which are carefully designed to impress your guests and clients and give you the best VIP experiences possible.