The iconic York Ebor Festival is one of the finest sporting and esteemed social events in the British summer calendar. Featuring world-class horse racing action across four days on York Racecourse, it attracts the very best horses and jockeys who compete for some of the biggest prizes in the sport.
Every year, the festival treats more than 300,000 racing purists and fashion enthusiasts to some of York Racecourse's oldest, fastest, and most famous races where the very best make their place in history. Whether you prefer the thrill of being trackside or the exclusivity of a private box, choose one of our packages for a luxurious day of hospitality at one of the UK’s leading horse racing events.
With third floor views from a private grandstand balcony as well as full access to dedicated seating on the Country Stand, Voltigeur hospitality is the perfect option for those looking for a 'Dine and view' experience. You'll enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, a gourmet buffet lunch, and luxury afternoon tea.
For those looking to enhance their hospitality experience at York racecourse, the Ebor restaurant situated on the fourth floor with floor to ceiling glass windows offers excellent views. As well as a chilled glass of Champagne on arrival, guests will enjoy a luxury buffet luncheon, afternoon tea and complimentary drinks throughout the day. Upgrade from £130 per person.
The festival commences with the Juddmonte International (Group 1) – the richest race of York racecourse's season and ranked as the best horse race in Britain by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities in 2015. This outstanding race has been won by some of the greats including Frankel in 2012, considered by some as the best thoroughbred in history.
Day Two - Ladies Day
The second day is synonymous with style, elegance, and world-class sport. York Ebor Ladies Day is a social highlight, where guests can win coveted prizes for their outfits as they catwalk over the Ebor Fashion Lawn. On the track, the Group One Darley Yorkshire Oaks takes centre stage, open to fillies and mares aged three years or older.
Friday at the Festival features the fastest and most exciting race of the season, the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes. The race regularly ranks as the highest rated five-furlong sprint in the world. The image of the finest horses thundering down the home straight is spectacular and in 2019, a new course record of under 57 seconds was set.
It’s the weekend and time to soak up the buzz of the final day. Since 1843, the oldest and most famous race, the Ebor, has generated much excitement and many tales and it continues to hold the title as Europe’s richest flat handicap race. The fantastic atmosphere around York Racecourse for the historic Ebor Day has to be savoured.
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