Regal Reality heads six for Sky Bet York Stakes as Elarqam aims to continue upward curve

Regal Reality faces five rivals as he bids for a first G2 victory in the £120,000 Sky Bet York Stakes (3.15pm) this Saturday, July 27. The extended 10-furlong contest is the highlight of a seven-race card on day two of the Music Showcase Weekend at York, with James Arthur, winner of the X Factor in 2012, performing after racing. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Regal Reality, the 11/8 favourite with Sky Bet, drops down in class having finished an excellent third behind Enable and Magical in the…

Withhold & Raheen House 12/1 joint-favourites as Communique tops weights for first £1-million Sky Bet Ebor

The 118-rated Communique heads the weights on 9st 10lb for the first £1-million Sky Bet Ebor (80 entries), the most valuable Flat handicap ever run in Europe, details of which are revealed today. The Sky Bet Ebor takes place over a mile and six furlongs at York on the fourth and final day of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival, Saturday, August 24. Trained by Mark Johnston, Communique has been given top-weight after a decisive victory under a penalty in the 12-furlong G2 Princess Of Wales’s Stakes…

Stoute duo headline superb entries for Saturday’s G2 Sky Bet York Stakes

Sangarius and Regal Reality, both impressive G3 winners this season for Newmarket trainer Sir Michael Stoute, feature among 11 tremendous entries for £120,000 G2 Sky Bet York Stakes (3.15pm) this Saturday, July 27.   The extended 10-furlong contest is the highlight of a seven-race card on day two of the Music Showcase Weekend at York, with James Arthur, winner of the X Factor in 2012, performing after racing.   Sangarius readily captured the G3 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot and the progressive Kingman colt…

Ben Vrackie & Raheen House joint favourites as first £1-million Sky Bet Ebor attracts 81 high-class entries

This year sees the most valuable Flat handicap ever staged in Europe – the £1-million Sky Bet Ebor. The thrilling heritage handicap is run over one mile and six furlongs (1m 5f 188yds) at York on Saturday, August 24, day four of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival. The Sky Bet Ebor has seen its value double since the 2018 running, won by Muntahaa, who was a first Sky Bet Ebor success for reigning champion Flat trainer John Gosden. The in-form Newmarket handler has four…

Williams considering Gold options as Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup concludes three-race York series on Macmillan Charity Raceday, June 15

The third and final contest in Sky Bet’s “Race To The Ebor” is staged at York this Saturday, June 15, Macmillan Charity Raceday. The £50,000 Listed Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup (3.00pm, 18 entries) offers the winner an automatic place in the first £1-million Sky Bet Ebor at York on Saturday, August 24, the fourth day of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival 2019. Godolphin’s Ghostwatch (Charlie Appleby/William Buick) took the opening leg of the series, the Sky Bet Melrose Handicap at…

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