2020 Ebor Festival Schedule – Full dates and racecards for York’s summer spectacular
- We take a look at the schedule for the Ebor Festival
- This four-day meeting kicks off at York on Wednesday 19th August
- Three Group Ones will be up for grabs during the festival
- The lucrative Ebor Handicap is the headline race on the final Saturday
2020 Ebor Festival Schedule
2020 Ebor Festival Day One Racecard
|1:55pm||Symphony Group Handicap (Class 2) 5½f|
|2:25pm||Acomb Stakes (Group 3) 7f|
|3:00pm||Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2) 1m4f|
|3:35pm||Juddmonte International Stakes (Group 1) 1m2½f|
|4:15pm||Sky Bet Handicap (Class 2) 2m½f|
|4:50pm||Nursery Handicap (Class 2) 6f|
Day one of the Ebor Festival kicks off with the Symphony Group Handicap, before the first pattern-race is up for grabs in the Group Three Acomb Stakes. St Leger hopefuls will then put then test their mettle in the Great Voltigeur Stakes, before we move into the first Group One of the meeting.
2020 Ebor Festival Day Two Racecard
|1:55pm||Lowther Stakes (Group 2) 6f|
|2:25pm||Premier Yearling Stakes (Class 2) 6f|
|3:00pm||Clipper Logistics Handicap (Class 2) 1m|
|3:35pm||Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Group 1) 1m4f|
|4:15pm||Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes (Listed) 1m4f|
|4:50pm||Fillies Handicap (Class 2) 7f|
Two-year-old fillies open the proceedings on day two of the Ebor Festival, as the Group Two Lowther Stakes is put up for grabs. The lucrative Premier Yearling Stakes is up next, won emphatically last year by Mums Tipple, before we reach the Clipper Logistics Handicap.
2020 Ebor Festival Day Three Racecard
|1:55pm||Sky Bet Handicap (Class 2) 1m4f|
|2:25pm||Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes (Group 2) 2m½f|
|3:00pm||Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2) 6f|
|3:35pm||Nunthorpe Stakes (Group 1) 5f|
|4:15pm||Maiden Stakes (Class 2) 7f|
|4:50pm||Nationwide Handicap (Class 2) 1m|
Friday’s card starts off with a good-quality middle distance handicap. Sadly, Weatherby’s Hamilton has not put up the £1m bonus stayers bonus this year, so Stradivarius will probably not travel to York to go for a third Lonsdale Cup. Punters will still have a good renewal to look forward to none-the-less, with Nayef Road likely to head the market.
2020 Ebor Festival Day Four Racecard
|1:50pm||Strensall Stakes (Group 3) 1m1f|
|2:25pm||Melrose Handicap (Heritage Handicap) 1m6f|
|3:00pm||City Of York Stakes (Group 2) 7f|
|3:40pm||Ebor Handicap (Heritage Handicap) 1m6f|
|4:10pm||Julia Graves Roses Stakes (Listed) 5f|
|4:45pm||Sky Bet Handicap (Class 2) 1m2½f|
|5:20pm||Apprentice Handicap (Class 2) 5f|
2020 Ebor Festival FAQs
When is the Ebor Festival?
The 2020 Ebor Festival starts on Wednesday 19th August, and ends on Saturday 22nd August.
Where is the Ebor Festival taking place?
The Ebor Festival is always run at York racecourse, Yorkshire.
Why is it called the Ebor Festival?
The Ebor Festival is named after the namesake race of the meeting, the Ebor Handicap. The race is named after the shortened form of Eboracum, which was the Roman name for the city of York.
What races will be run at the Ebor Festival?
The Ebor Handicap is the namesake race of the Ebor Festival. Along with that lucrative handicap, there are three Group One races to enjoy during the week, the Juddmonte International Stakes, the Yorkshire Oaks and the Nunthorpe Stakes.
Will Enable run at the Ebor Festival?
No. Enable will not run at the Ebor Festival this year, after her owner decided to go to Kempton for the September Stakes instead.
Where can I watch the Ebor Festival?
The main races on all four days of the 2020 Ebor Festival will be shown on ITV Racing. Visit our Live Streaming page if you want to watch the racing via your mobile or tablet.