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Ebor Festival 2017

The biggest date in the York racing calendar is approaching next month and we bring you all the information here. A four day race meet, the Ebor Festival was founded in 1843 with the first running of the Ebor Handicap. Across the four days, there are separate featured races. Wednesday features the Juddmonte International and Acomb Stakes. Thursday is ladies day and the featured races are the Lowther Stakes and the Yorkshire Oaks. Friday is Nunthorpe day which includes the Nunthorpe Stakes and finally, Saturday is Ebor Day featuring the Ebor Handicap. This year the Ebor Festival starts on the 23rd August with the Ebor Day being held on the 26th August. York Racecourse has a range of tickets that allow access to each of the different stands and other areas. The County Stand tickets allow you access to this premier enclosure. It also includes entry to the Grandstand, Paddock and Course Enclosure. These are great tickets that allow you to mingle in the champagne area and really soak up everything that the races have to offer. The Grandstand tickets give you access to the paddock and is great for access to trackside viewing. There are plenty of “food to go” options and a variety of bars. Finally, the course enclosure provides a grassy area that is great for picnics with the family. Children under the age of 18 are admitted for free to this area. If you are going into the County Stand or Grandstand that are certain dress rules that apply. A jacket, collared shirt and tie are mandatory. However, if you have travelled without these fear not as they can be hired at the racecourse on the day! York Racecourse can be accessed via shuttlebus (number 197) from the railway station making it easy to get here from the city centre. Fares are just £3 return. For those wanting to walk it, allow about 30 minutes from the city centre. For those wanting to stay over in York we have a range of properties available within easy reach of the racecourse. Check out our property availability on our website homepage but be quick as availability goes fast!

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