Ebor Festival 2018 – Info, History, Tips And Loads More
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The Ebor Festival 2018 is a four-day Flat horse racing meeting at York. First held in 1843, the Ebor Festival date is fixed towards the end of August on the Wednesday through Saturday before the late summer Bank Holiday. It attracts horses from far and wide as there are Group 1 contests across the cards like the Juddmonte International Stakes over 1m 2f and the Yorkshire Oaks for fillies and mares only at just shy of a mile-and-a-half. There’s also a top class sprint in the Nunthorpe Stakes over the flying 5f and the Premier Handicap from which the Festival takes its name, the Ebor at 1m 6f.
Ebor Festival betting is not just limited to those main events, however, with a whole host of other competitive group racing. The Great Voltigeur Stakes over 1m 4f is a Group 2 contest for three-year-olds only that serves as a key trial for the St Leger at Doncaster. Many horses that have already run in Classics like the Epsom Derby or Irish equivalent are aimed at this. There are also sprint contests for juveniles like the Acomb Stakes, Lowther Stakes for fillies only and Gimcrack Stakes for colts and geldings. Stayers are tested in the Lonsdale Cup over an extended 2m, so you’re not short of top notch action during the Ebor Festival at York.
Ebor Festival betting tips from the experts
Whatever the race that interests you at the Ebor Festival 2018, there’s betting tips provided by our experts that are well thought out and carefully considered. Our tipsters know how important the York racecourse form is both coming into these contests and going forward for things like the St Leger, Doncaster Cup, British Champions Day at Ascot and beyond. The two-year-old events cannot be ignored either, so whether it’s a juvenile sprint, a Group 1 race or the big Ebor Handicap, we guarantee our experts will be studying everything closely in search of a value bet. We won’t always side with favourites as they may be worth taking on. If there’s larger fields during the races at the Ebor Festival in York, then there’s the each-way angle to the betting that must be considered. Bookies are prepared to pay extra places on these races, which means you need to know which horses hold chances of making the frame as well as a pick for most likely to win. With the Ebor Festival date fixed, you can even start your punting for the long-term by looking at the ante post markets. We’ll be sure to highlight value if you’re looking at making that sort of investment too.
Tips for the Ebor Festival
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- Start your punting early as the date is fixed
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We’ve got every racecourse covered
York racecourse is just one of many venues to host Flat and/or National Hunt horse racing in the UK and Ireland. The form there from the Ebor Festival holds huge importance for the St Leger Festival across Yorkshire at Doncaster and of course for those that go on to contest the races on British Champions Day at Ascot. Taking juvenile results seriously can also be key for the following season. This is only the tip of the iceberg, though, because OpenOdds have got all the big racecourses covered. It doesn’t matter whether it’s on the Flat or over jumps, there’s always something bet on in the world of horse racing. From Aintree to York, and everything in between, we’re on the hunt for a value punt. With so many opportunities to get some bets on, you’re free to decide how often you want to get involved? Don’t fancy anything this week despite our tips putting up value wagers? That’s no problem, because there might be a race that you feel more strongly about next time. Such freedom of choice lies at the heart of great betting. We’ll do our utmost in order to provide a great selection of bets across the best horse racing action. Check out some of the main events we’ve got our eyes on here…
What big horse racing meetings are there?
While the Ebor Festival date is just one big horse racing gala, there are many others to be considered. York is also home to the Dante Festival during the spring, and some of the races held then can impact the Epsom Derby and Royal Ascot. There are other elite Flat horse racing events worthy of coverage, like the Guineas and July Festival at Newmarket and St Leger at Doncaster. While that’s just a taste of what’s in store on level from Berkshire to Yorkshire, during the winter months National Hunt horse racing comes into its own. All roads lead to the Cheltenham Festival in March and for the thoroughest of stayers the Grand National at Aintree in April. There are trials galore for the races at Prestbury Park in the Cotswolds and the big 40-runner handicap chase over an extended four-and-a-quarter miles on Merseyside. One of the great things about horse racing is across the two codes there are events from five furlongs right up to the National. Staying races on the Flat are usually around two miles to 2m 4f. The Ebor Festival at York can cater across the spectrum in this sphere of racing, which is what helps to make it so great.
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