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Yorkshire Ebor Festival 2021 Free Bets & Betting Guide

The Yorkshire Ebor Festival is the county’s most prestigious and extravagant week in the horse racing calendar and welcomes high-quality racing across four days.


The Ebor Festival at York brings together the very best horses, trainers and jockeys from the UK & Ireland, and is also the home of some great horse racing free bets, as bookmakers gear up for a thrilling week of racing.

The meeting will take place in it’s usual late August slot, this year the dates are August 18-21.

This four day meeting is a highlight on the calendar and signals the start of the final part of the flat season.

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When & Where Is The Yorkshire Ebor Meeting?

The Yorkshire Ebor meeting takes place towards the back end of August from Wednesday 18 to Saturday 21 2021.

Taking place at York racecourse, it’s the city’s pride and joy, welcoming major races such as the Juddmonte International, the Yorkshire Oaks and the Strensall Stakes.

It’s been running since 1843 and continues to be one of the must visit, and must bet on, horse racing events in the north of England.

Down the years we’ve seen the likes of Frankel and Enable succeed, but which horses will be jotting their names into Ebor Festival folklore this summer?

Ebor Festival Betting Specials

One thing the Ebor Festival is fantastic for is the free bets and betting offers. Throughout August, top bookmakers offer a range of Ebor betting promotions including free bets, enhanced odds and no deposit offers.

You’ll find all of those right here. At we’re always on the lookout for the best free bets, with all of our favourites found on our homepage.

The likes of Paddy Power always offer great odds on major horse racing events, and this one will likely be no different, while you can already enjoy up to £100 in free bets with bet365, ideal for the ante-post betting markets!

Keep your eyes peeled for all the Ebor Festival betting offers as they come in. You’ll find many in our horse racing previews ahead of the first day on August 21.

Yorkshire Ebor Races & Schedule

The schedule for the Yorkshire Ebor Festival is jam packed, with punters really getting their money’s worth across the four days.

Below you’ll find the full schedule of the festival alongside further information about the race.

Wednesday August 18, 2021

Time Race Race Type Distance
1.55pm Sky Bet & Symphony Group Stakes Handicap 5.5 furlongs
2.25pm Tattersalls Acomb Stakes Group 3 7 furlongs
3.00pm Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes Group 2 1 mile 4 furlongs
3.35pm Juddmonte International Stakes Group 1 1 mile 2 furlongs
4.15pm Sky Bet Stakes Handicap 2 mile
4.50pm Sky Bet Nursery Handicap Handicap 6 furlongs

Thursday August 19, 2021

Time Race Race Type Distance
1.55pm Sky Bet Lowther Stakes Group 2 6 furlongs
2.25pm Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes Conditions Stakes 6 furlongs
3.00pm Clipper Logistics Stakes Handicap 1 mile
3.35pm Darley Yorkshire Oaks Group 1 1 mile 4 furlongs
4.15pm British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes Listed 1 mile 4 furlongs
4.50pm British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Stakes Handicap 7 furlongs

Friday August 20, 2021

Time Race Race Type Distance
1.55pm Sky Bet Stakes Handicap 1 mile 4 furlongs
2.25pm Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Group 2 2 mile
3.00pm Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes Group 2 6 furlongs
3.35pm Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes Group 1 5 furlongs
4.15pm British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes Handicap 7 furlongs
4.50pm Nationwide Accident Repair Services Stakes Handicap 1 mile

Saturday August 21, 2021

Time Race Race Type Distance
1.55pm Sky Bet & Symphony Group Strensall Stakes Group 3 1 mile 1 furlong
2.25pm Sky Bet Melrose Stakes Handicap 1 mile 6 furlongs
3.00pm Sky Bet City of York Stakes Group 2 7 furlongs
3.35pm Sky Bet Ebor Heritage Handicap 1 mile 6 furlongs
4.10pm Julia Graves Roses Stakes Listed 5 furlongs
4.45pm Sky Bet Stakes Handicap 1 mile 2 furlongs
5.20pm Sky Bet Apprentice Stakes Apprentice Handicap 5 furlongs

Ebor Major Races, Runner’s & Odds

There are a number of major races across the four days, with them all falling in the middle of the day and backed up by a series of Group 2, Group 3 and Handicap races.

The big three are generally considered as some of the more prestigious in the country, with prize money reaching £1 million in the case of the Ebor, the week’s biggest race.

Elsewhere, the Juddmonte International, Yorkshire Oaks and Nunthorpe Stakes are the three Group 1 races at the meeting.

Ebor Meeting Betting Tips

The Ebor Festival always throws up a wide range of tips, particularly across the day’s biggest races.

Here at we’ll be bringing you our very own top tips in our horse racing previews.

As the race approaches we’ll ensure you receive the best York Ebor betting tips. Simply head back here or to our horse racing betting page where we’ll bring you the latest odds, tips and offers for the Ebor Festival.

Yorkshire Ebor Festival FAQs

Prices range for the Ebor Festival beginning at around £12 and going up to around £300 for the most exclusive tickets.
All major bookmakers will offer odds on all races across the four days. You’ll find ante-post markets on the major races with every race then landing with bookmakers once the runners and riders have been confirmed.
Of course, many bookmakers will be offering exclusive free bets for the festival, although you will be able to use most of the free bets found on our homepage to place your bets.
The most recent winners of the Ebor Handicap include: - 2018: Muntahaa - 2017: Nakeeta - 2016: Heartbreak City - 2015: Litigant - 2014: Mutual Regard