2020 Yorkshire Oaks Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

The Yorkshire Oaks runs on the second day of the Ebor Festival at York and it has long been associated with champion fillies and mares.

Enable was the winner in 2017 and 2019, showing just how classy the winners of the Yorkshire Oaks are and it's the feature race on a quality Ladies' Day card in August.

Yorkshire Oaks Key Facts

DateThursday 19th August, 2020
Race TypeGroup 1
ClassSet weights
Prize money£350,000
Age3YO+ fillies and mares

2020 Yorkshire Oaks Day Card

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

2020 Yorkshire Oaks Odds

Best Odds
Top Bookie
Love 1/2 Betway
Magical 4/1 William Hill
One Voice 6/1 Unibet
Frankly Darling 7/1 Betway
Franconia 8/1 Coral
Manuela De Vega 10/1 William Hill
Alpinista 16/1 Betway
Ennistymon 33/1 Unibet

2020 Yorkshire Oaks Tips

Our preview of the 2020 Yorkshire Oaks is now live on the site. Have a read to see if we're siding with or against hot-favourite Love at the Ebor Festival.

Yorkshire Oaks History

Established in 1849, the Yorkshire Oaks has been run as a Group 1 since 1971 and it's one of the highest races during the Ebor Festival in August.

To strengthen its appeal, the Yorkshire Oaks opened to older horses in 1991 after it was only open the three-year-old fillies.

Two runners (Only Royale and Islington) have won the Oaks on multiple occasions due to this new rule being introduced.

The Yorkshire Stakes features many Epsom Oaks entrants and the last horse to win both was Enable in 2007 – one of 10 fillies to have completed the double.

It has been sponsored by Darley Stud since 2006, having had success in the race themselves with the likes of Awaasif and Untold in the 1980's.

Legendary jockey Fred Archer scored eight wins in the 19th century and trainers Mathew Dawson and Sir Michael Stoute have won an incredible nine times.

Three-time Nassau Stakes winner, Midday scored in this race in 2010. Fellow Goodwood scorer, The Fugue claimed the Yorkshire Oaks crown in 2013, before going on to win the Irish Champion Stakes and the Prince Of Wales's Stakes the following season.

Fresh off her dual-Oaks winning exploits in 2017, Enable beat her elders to win the Yorkshire Oaks. After missing the defence of her title through injury, Enable reclaimed the Yorkshire Oaks crown in 2019, beating rival Magical by a couple of lengths.

Yorkshire Oaks Betting Guide

Enable was a stunning five-length winner in 2017 and she would become one of the best thoroughbreds in the world. 

Punters didn't get a big price on that occasion, but they got a better price with Seventh Heaven in 2016. The Aidan O'Brien-trained filly won at 100/30 over stablemate Found.

The Yorkshire Oaks has long been a favourites race and even those that pay long single figures in the market have the class to run as a short-priced elect.

Midday scored at 11/4 in 2010 and she was followed by Blue Bunting at the same odds in 2011. 

The Fugue has been an interesting runner for John Gosden. She finished second in 2012 as the 7/4 favourite before going one better in 2013 as the 2/1 favourite.

Tapestry and Pleascach scored at 8/1 in consecutive years, but both runners could have been much shorter in the market. 

The Epsom Oaks is a good lead-up race for the Yorkshire Oaks and we should be seeing more and more winners come out and win in late August.

An even better guide is the Irish Oaks. The last four Irish Oaks winners to run in the Yorkshire Oaks have won.

Past Yorkshire Oaks Winners

Race Winner
2018Sea of Class
2016Seventh Heaven
2013The Fugue
2011Blue Bunting
2009Dar Re Mar
2008Lush Lashes
2007Peeping Fawn
2001Super Tassa
1997My Emma
1996Key Change
1995Pure Grain
1994Only Royale
1993Only Royale
1992User Friendly
1991Magnificent Star
1989Roseate Tern

Yorkshire Oaks FAQs

When is the Yorkshire Oaks?

The 2020 Yorkshire Oaks will be run on Thursday 20th August.

Where is the Yorkshire Oaks run?

The Yorkshire Oaks is run at York, and takes place on the second day of York's famous Ebor Festival.

Who won the Yorkshire Oaks?

Enable returned to York to win her second Yorkshire Oaks title in 2020, beating Aidan O'Brien's Magical by two lengths.

Where can I watch the Yorkshire Oaks?

All the major races at York's Ebor Festival, including the Yorkshire Oaks, will be shown live on ITV Racing. Visit our Live Streaming page if you want to watch the Yorkshire Oaks via your mobile or tablet.