Stratum among full field of 20 for £500,000 Sky Bet Ebor, the richest Flat handicap ever run in Europe

  Favourite Stratum heads a maximum field of 20 going for glory in the Sky Bet Ebor, the famous heritage handicap staged over a mile and six furlongs at York this Saturday, August 25, the fourth and final day of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival.   The Sky Bet Ebor, with a total prize fund of £500,000 rising to £1-million in 2019, is the richest Flat handicap ever run Europe.   Stratum (Willie Mullins/Robert Winston, 9st 2lb), the 7/2 market leader with sponsor Sky Bet, has…

Stratum clear favourite as 71 remain in Sky Bet Ebor

Sky Bet’s 7/2 favourite Stratum heads 71 five-day confirmations for the £500,000 Sky Bet Ebor, the famous heritage handicap staged over a mile and six furlongs at York this Saturday, August 25, the fourth and final day of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival. Stratum (9st 2lb), one of 11 contenders for Ireland’s champion Jump trainer Willie Mullins, rocketed to the head of the betting after his three-length victory in the JLT Cup at Newbury on July 21. Mullins, who enjoyed one of his first big victories…

The Queen’s Fabricate among eight runners in Sky Bet York Stakes

The Queen’s Fabricate among eight runners in Sky Bet York Stakes Sky Bet’s 2/1 favourite Elarqam headlines eight declared runners for the £120,000 G2 Sky Bet York Stakes (3.15pm) at York this Saturday, July 28. The 10-furlong contest has been won by some top-class performers since its inception in 2006, including G1 victors Twice Over (2011) and Mukhadram (2013). Elarqam (Mark Johnston/Jim Crowley) is the sole three-year-old representative and drops in class after starting the campaign on the Classic trail. Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Frankel colt finished fourth…

Elarqam and Smart Call headline Saturday’s Sky Bet York Stakes contenders

  This season’s 2,000 Guineas fourth Elarqam and multiple South African G1 winner Smart Call feature among 10 excellent entries for the £120,000 G2 Sky Bet York Stakes (3.15pm), highlight of a seven-race card at York on Saturday, July 28. The 10-furlong contest has been won by some top-class performers since being established in 2006, including G1 victors Twice Over (2011) and Mukhadram (2013). Elarqam heads the betting with Sky Bet at 15/8 and the Mark Johnston-trained colt, sixth on his latest appearance in the Irish 2,000 Guineas at…

Sky Bet renews support for 11th Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival, commencing tomorrow

    This year’s Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival gets underway tomorrow, Saturday, July 21, with an excellent card at Ripon starting off eight days of superb horseracing and entertainment.   Sky Bet is delighted to extend its backing of the festival until 2021, having been involved through race sponsorship since the first Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival in 2008 and stepping up support in 2012.   This year’s highlights including Carnival Night at Beverley on Monday, July 23, plus Sir Tom Jones…

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