York Tips

York Tips and Racecourse Guide

Racing on the Knavesmire at York dates back to the 1700s and while it has a place in history as one of the oldest racecourses in the UK, it is also one of the top current courses in the country, offering excellent prize-money and featuring some top-class flat racing throughout the season.

The Dante meeting in May often provides key pointers for the season’s Classic races and the John Smith’s Cup in July always draws a large and enthusiastic crowd.

The Ebor meeting is the most prestigious event of the year at York, featuring Group 1 contests the Juddmonte International, Yorkshire Oaks and the Nunthorpe, as well as numerous Group 2 races.  The meeting concludes with the Sky Bet Ebor Handicap on the Saturday, traditionally one of the most competitive handicaps in Europe.

Race Sharp provides free tips for all meetings at York throughout the year.


York Tips

York Racing Tips – 22/05

The Adrian Keatley-trained Kihavah can bring up a course and distance double today in the opener at York (3.30pm). He ran really well here two weeks ago, having to be switched on two occasions, once very severely in the last furlong, and still won snugly at the line.
He could well still be ahead of the handicapper and with a clearer passage can be seen to even better effect today. Ryan Sexton rode him last time out and the partnership is retained today.
Having shown a liking for the track last time, it’s encouraging to see him back here and the 7lbs rise looks far from insurmountable, particularly given his decent hurdles form and the fact he remains very unexposed on the flat.  His yard have been in great form this term and hopefully Kihavah can continue their good run.
RECOMMENDED BET: 3:30 York – Kihavah each-way @11/2 6 places (most firms)

York Top Trainers (2020)

1. William Haggas 8 wins (20%)

2. David O’Meara 8 wins (12%)

3. Mark Johnston (pictured) 6 wins (16%)

4. Roger Varian 5 wins (20%)

5. Ralph Beckett 4 wins (21%)

York Top Jockeys (2020)

1. Daniel Tudhope 9 wins (16%)

2. Silvestre De Sousa 5 wins (24%)

3. Jim Crowley 5 wins (23%)

4. Tom Marquand 5 wins (19%)

5. Harry Bentley 4 wins (21%)

How to get there


A regular shuttle bus to the racecourse runs from York train station, taking around 15 minutes.


A taxi costs around £10 and takes just under 10 minutes from the town centre.


Trains run from London Kings Cross and take under two hours.  There is a regular shuttle bus to the racecourse.

York Top Races

G1 Juddmonte International

G1 Yorkshire Oaks

G1 Nunthorpe 

G2 Duke Of York

G2 Middleton Stakes

G2 Dante 

G2 Yorkshire Cup

G2 York Stakes

G2 Great Voltigeur

G2 Lowther 

G2 Lonsdale Cup

G2 Gimcrack 

G2 City Of York

G3 Musidora

G3 Bronte Cup

G3 Summer Stakes

G3 John Smith’s Silver Cup

G3 Acomb

G3 Strensall

John Smith’s Cup

Ebor Handicap

York Map

York Tips Archives

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UK Racing Tips – 09 October

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UK Racing Tips  – 20 August

UK Racing Tips – 20 August

Free UK Horse Racing Tips   Another entertaining day of racing at York yesterday. Snowfall impressed a lot of people but there has to be serious doubts about the quality of any of her form. Nevertheless, she can only beat what opposes her. It’ll make for a...

UK Racing Tips – 19 August

UK Racing Tips – 19 August

Free UK Horse Racing Tips   A brilliant day of racing yesterday at York with an excellent performance from Mishriff in the Juddmonte International. The feature race today is the Yorkshire Oaks. Snowfall is a short-price to continue her upward trajectory after...

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