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Contryside Raceday Friday 7th October 2016
07th October 2016
Falconery, Sheepdogs, Ducks and Geese and a country market returned for the ever popular Countryside Raceday at York. On the track Calvinist won the feature handicap in the 3.25 StanJames.com Stakes. Trained by Brian Meehan and ridden by Kieren Fox he narrowly edged out Master Blueyes in a keenly fought contest.

To see this race and all the action from Friday 7th October click here.
Sunday 4th September 2016
04th September 2016
The Press Family raceday provided a full on days entertainment for the family crowd, including a host of activities, Paddington Bear, Pony Racing Series Finals and the Betfred Garrowby Stakes.
To see all the action from the day please click here.
Ebor Festival - Saturday 20th August
20th August 2016
The last day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival saw Heartbreak City trained by A.J Martin and ridden by Adam McNamara win the prestigious Betfred Ebor Heritage Handicap.

It capped a splendid four days of racing on the knavesmire. To see all the pictures taken from the day please click here.
Day 3 Ebor Festival Friday 19th August
19th August 2016
Paul Mulrennan rode Mecca's Angela to a second consecutive Victory in the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes. Mecca's Angel trained by Michael Dods of Darlington, was simply too fast over 5 furlongs for her rivals like the favourite Limato.

To see all the pictures from this race and the rest of the days action from day three on the Knavesmire click here.
Ebor Festival Day two featuring the Darley Yorkshire Oak
18th August 2016
Day two (Ladies Day) at the Ebor Festival the knavesmire was awash with high fashion and some top class racing. The days highlight being the Group 1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks, with the honours being taken by Seventh Heaven.

The Aiden O'Brien trained horse ridden by Colm O'Donoghue, was a convincing winner of this prestigious race.To see pictures from this race and all on the action from Thursday 18th August click here.
Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival
17th August 2016
The opening day of York's premier meet saw Postponed win the Juddmonte International Group 1.The 15-8 favourite trained by Roger Varian and ridden by Andrea Atzeni took top honours from Highland Reel with Mutakayyef finishing third.

To see pictures from this race and all on the action from Wednesday 17th August click here.
Music Showcase Day Saturday 23rd July 2016
23rd July 2016
Sir Alex Ferguson enjoyed success with Nautical Heaven in the first race of a cracking day on the Knavesmire.


A bumper crowd enjoyed a competitive race card with plenty of action followed by Music from The Corrs. To all the action from the day click here.
Music Showcase Evening Friday 22nd July 2016
22nd July 2016
A big crowd on the Knavesmire soaked up the warm summer heat to enjoy an excellent evening of racing followed by music from the Kaiser Chiefs.


To see all the race action from the day click here.
57th John Smith's Cup
09th July 2016
The 57th running of The John Smith's up saw Educate triumph with a gutsy performance, ridden by Thomas Brown and trained by Ismail Mohammed.


To see the pictures from this race and all the action from the day on a packed Knavesmire click here.
All the race action from Friday 8th July 2016
08th July 2016
To view all the action from Friday the 8th July featuring The 188BET Summer stakes click here.
Macmillan Charity Raceday
11th June 2016
Nearly 27,000 racegoers on the Knavesmire helped raise in excess of £450,000 towards a record breaking Macmillan Charity Raceday. An exhilarating days entertainment saw Emily Easterby take her first win in the saddle when lifting the Queen Mothers Cup on Snoano.


Mr Lupton ridden by Jamie Spencer and trained by Richard Fahey won the 888sport Charity Sprint.


The day finished with the charity riders taking to the course in The Best Western Hotels & Macmillan Ride of Their Lives.

A truly memorable experience for all especially for Ruth Carr on Dubai Dynamo who went on to win the race.
To view pictures from all the days racing click here.
Friday 10th June 2016
10th June 2016
To view all the action from racing at York on the 10th June click here.
Spring Saturday 21st May 2016
21st May 2016
A large crowd on the Knavesmire saw Moonrise Landing stretching her winning run to 5 in winning The weddingmates.co.uk Grand Cup. To see the action from this race and all the other racing from the Spring Saturday
click here.
Dante Festival Friday 13th May 2016
13th May 2016
Local trained horse Clever Cookie wins the Yorkshire Cup. Trained by Peter Niven of Malton and ridden by J.P MacDonald who took the ride from an injured Daniel Tudhope, Clever Cookie was roared home by a large crowd on the Knavesmire. To see all the action from this race and all the other racing from the last day of the dante festival

click here.
Dante Festival: Thursday 12th May 2016
12th May 2016
Frankie Detttori continues his fine start to the season on the Knavesmire riding Wings of Desire to victory in The Betfred Dante Stakes. Owned by Lady Bamford and trained by John Gosden of Newmarket; Wings of Desire saw off a strong challenge by Aiden O'Brien's Deauville ridden by Ryan Moore.

To see the action from the feature race and all the other races from the day click here.
Dante Festival Wednesday 11th May 2016
11th May 2016
The opening day of the 2016 season at York kicked off in fine style with Frankie Dettori claiming a treble of winners, including The Duke of York Clipper Stakes, and The Tattersalls Musidora. He duly entertained onlookers with three of his trademark flying dismounts. The Duke of York himself made the presentations for his race and with Camilla Parker Bowles present the racecourse was treated to a proper Royal day of racing.

To see the pictures from these races and all the action from the rest of the day click here.
Season Finale 10th October 2015
10th October 2015
Jack Garritty lands a Trebble on Coral Sprint trophy day at York



Meanwhile Shared Equity ridden by P.J McDonald went on to win the feature race of the day. To see all the action on a fitting end to the 2015 season at York click here.
Racing Friday 9th Ocotber 2015
09th October 2015
A large crowd enjoying the autumn Sunshine saw Swaheen ridden by Jo Doyle and trained by Julie Camacho win the Stan James Stakes.

To see the pictures from this race and all the action on the penultimate days racing of the season click here.
The Press Family Race Day - 6th September 2015
06th September 2015
Large crowds on the Knavesmire basked in late summer sun and soaked up the atmosphere for the traditional family day at York.


Some entertaining racing including the Betfred Garrowby Stakes, Charles Owen Pony Races and Coopers Marquees Apprentice Stakes. To see all the action from the day click here.
Day 4 The Ebor Festival 2015
22nd August 2015
The 30-1 Litigant trained by Joseph Tuite and ridden by Oisin Murphy wins The Betfred Ebor. To view pictures from the signature race of the Festival together with all the other races from the last day on the Knavesmire
click here.