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York Races

York Horse Races
York Racecourse is one of the UK’s, if not the worlds, leading race courses with one of the largest prize fund pots in British horse racing.

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Step 2: Click on “Horse Racing”, found at the left hand side of the page, in the darker area for desktops or at the top of the page on mobile devices.

Step 3: Find the race that is of interest to you and so long as a square with a > symbol appears, you can watch live.

Step 4: Click on the text stating the race (on the left hand side) and then on the play symbol to watch along live.

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York Races Live

The huge stands of what the locals know as the Knavesmere holds 100’000’s of races goers each year and the track stages 3 of the United Kingdom’s 31 Group 1 races- the Juddmonte International Stakes, the Nunthorpe Stakes and the Yorkshire Oaks.

Located just a short walk from the city centre of the historic city of York, York races offers a fantastic experience both during the races and after they have finished with the pubs and restaurant of York so close by but also because of the many extras the course puts on such as musical acts.

York hosts many big race meeting each season but the biggest of the lot is the Ebor Festival held each year in August. The stand out races of that meet is the Ebor Handicap.

The long list of notable races includes the Duke of York Stakes (a grade 2 race run over 6 furlongs), the Musidora Stakes (a group 3 race run over 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 88 yards), the Middleton Stakes (a group 2 race run over 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 88 yards), the Dante Stakes (a group 2 race run over 1 mile, 2 furlong sand 88 yards), the Yorkshire Cup (a group 2 race run over 1 mile and 6 furlongs) and the Bronte Cup (a group 3 race run over 1 mile and 6 furlongs) which are run in May.

The Summer Stakes (a group 3 race run over 6 furlongs), the John Smiths Cup (a handicap race run over 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 88 yards) and the York Stakes (a group 2 race run over 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 88 yards), which all run in July.

August features the Galtres Stakes (a listed race run over 1 mile and 4 furlongs), the City of York Stakes (a listed race run over 7 furlongs), the Roses Stakes (a listed race run over 5 furlongs), the International Stakes (a group 1 race run over 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 88 yards), the Great Voltigeur Stakes (a group 2 race run over 1 mile and 4 furlongs), the Acomb Stakes a group 3 race run over 7 furlongs), the Lowther Stakes (a group 2 race run over 6 furlongs), the Yorkshire Oaks (a group 1 race run over 1 mile and 4 furlongs), the Lonsdale Cup (a group 2 race run over 2 miles and 88 yards), the Strensall Stakes (a group 3 race run over 1 mile and 208 yards), the Nunthorpe Stakes (a group 1 race run over 5 furlongs), the Gimcrack Stakes (a group 2 race run over 6 furlongs) and the Ebor Handicap (a handicap race run over 1 mile and 6 furlongs).

The final big race of the year is the Garrowby Stakes (a listed race run over 6 furlongs), held in September.

Don’t forget that all of these races and every other races from York can be watch via GGTV.

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The streams that we feature here on GGTV are offered by bookmakers who have paid for the rights to bring you live horse racing action, so you can watch races that you have bet on.

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Different bookies have different services with some only focusing on the UK and Ireland whilst some bring you the action from all around the world. If you are after a specific race, please visit our preview section or for all races from a specific track, check out our track guides.

You can also click on the bookies in the table above for all the info you need.

Watching racing from York has never been easier with each race live online via our York races live stream partners.

Watch everything from early season meetings right through to the Ebor Festival, with every race from York live online.

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York is one of the United Kingdom’s leading racecourses and offers a great mix of history and heritage (with racing been held on the Knavesmire since the early 1700’s), prestige (the course hosts 3 of the UK’s 36 Group 1 races) and a city centre location perfect for attracting huge crowds.

When you through into the mix the great horses, talented jockeys and huge prize funds on offer and you have all that you need for great racing which is headlined by the Ebor Festival in August.

The great news for all racing fans is that no matter if you want to watch the top quality races from the Ebor Festival or any other race from York, it has never been easier.

Each and every race is available to watch live online via the live streaming services of online bookmakers featured on this page.

No longer do you need to be at the course in person or hope that your local bookie is showing the action live, now you can watch all of the action on your phone, laptop, tablet or computer.

Whilst there is a wagering requirement that must be met before you can access the race streams, the chances are that if you are interesting in watching racing from York live, you are also interested in betting on the action, so why not choose one of the great bookies on this page and watch along with any races you have bet on?

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Top Horse Races From York Racecourse
As one of the leading horse racing tracks in the world, it is no surprise that York is home to many fantastic meetings and races and the great news for fans is that all of the great action from the course can be watched live online.

Here are our picks of the best horse races from York that can be watch live online via the York races live streaming services that we feature on this very page.

Date Meeting Race Name Grade Distance
May Spring Festival Duke of York Stakes Group 2 6f
May Spring Festival Muisidora Stakes Group 3 1m 2f 88y
May Spring Festival Middleston Stakes Group 2 1m 2f 88y
May Spring Festival Dante Stakes Group 2 1m 2f 88y
May Spring Festival Yorkshire Cup Group 2 1m 6f
May First Saturday Bronte Cup Group 3 1m 6f
June June Meeting Grand Cup Listed 1m 6f
July July Meeting Summer Stakes Group 3 6f
July July Meeting John Smith’s Stakes Handicap 1m 2f 88y
July July Meeting York Stakes Group 2 1m 2f 88y
August August Meeting Galtres Stakes Listed 1m 4f
August August Meeting City of York Stakes Listed 7f
August August Meeting Roses Stakes Listed 5f
August Ebor Festival International Stakes Group 1 1m 2f 88y
August Ebor Festival Great Voltigeur Stakes Group 2 1m 4f
August Ebor Festival Acomb Stakes Group 3 7f
August Ebor Festival Lowther Stakes Group 2 6f
August Ebor Festival Yorkshire Oaks Group 1 1m 4f
August Ebor Festival Lonsdale Cup Group 2 2m 88y
August Ebor Festival Strensall Stakes Group 3 1m 208y
August Ebor Festival Nunthorpe Stakes Group 1 5f
August Ebor Festival Gimcrack Stakes Group 2 6f
August Ebor Festival Ebor Handicap Handicap 1m 6f
September September Meeting Garrowby Stakes Listed 6f

History of Racing in York

The history of racing in the city of York is a long and fascinating one that is worthy of such an historical city as archaeological evidence unearthed in York has found evidence of equine activities dating all of the way back to the Neolithic era and there is further evidence of race meeting been held during the Roman era.

Organised racing that would be recognisable in the modern day can be dated back to 1530, when the local city corporation (council) gave support for the establishment of racing in the city including on the river Ouse when it was frozen!

One of the earliest races to be established was an annual race run in the nearby Forest of Galtres where the winner won a Golden Bell which was established in 1590.

There is some uncertainty as to when racing moved to the current Knavesmire course but according to many historians and to the courses owners themselves, the first race was run in 1931 after flooding at the former course in the city at Clifton Ings led to a new course been sort and the Knavesmire been chosen.

It is thought that the first race run on the new course was the 1731 King’s Guineas but no matter who you believe as to when racing started in its current location, there can be no doubt that it was York who became the first racing centre after Newmarket, to formulate a structured race meeting format that started in 1751 with the inauguration of the Great Subscription Purses- a series of flat races run over 4 miles between 1751 to 1833.

In 1754 the first Grandstand at the course was built under the instigation of the Marquess of Rockingham, with further stands added in 1890.

In 1819, the course made the daily headlines due to the fact that the military commander, General Sir John Byng, took the day off work to go to the course where he had 2 horses running but without him to take charge, the unfortunate events over the Pennines in Manchester took place that we now know as the Peterloo Massacre.

By the 19th century, York had established 2 main race meetings which have remained to this very day- the Spring Meeting in May and the Ebor Festival (as it is now known as) in August.

In 1804, Alicia Thornton raced at the August meeting making her the first female jockey.

These have been added to over the years with other meetings including a Yorkshire Union Hunt meeting that was held in October and a Steeplechase meeting that was held in April but as we all now know; the course only currently hosts flat racing.

In 1965 the next big development in the facilities for supporters at the course took place when a new 5-tier Grandstand was built followed by the Melrose Stand in 1989.

The Knavesmire Stand was built soon after and that was followed in the mid 1990’s by the opening of the Ebor Stand.

In 1982, the record attendance for the course was made but it wasn’t for a racing event but rather for an appearance by Pope John Paul II. It is said that around 190,000 turned up.

The modern trope of hosting music events at racecourses was established early at York when it hosted it’s first ever concert when Echo and the Bunnymen headlined a concert in 1984 and in 2015 the course sown festival, Yorfest, was established.

The quality of the course and of the facilities found there was a big part of it taking over some big race meeting in the mid 2000’s when it hosted the Royal Ascot meeting in 2005, due to a huge redevelopment at Ascot, whilst it also hosted the St Leger in 2006 when Doncaster was also unavailable due to redevelopment.

In 2014, the racecourse was shown around the world when it hosted the start of the 2nd day of the 2014 Tour de France.

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