Glorious Goodwood Tips Day 5

Time Race Our Tip Place Bet
1:20pm Thames Materials Handicap Just Frank Place Bet
1:55pm Unibet Stewards’ Sprint Handicap Bickerstaffe Place Bet
2:30pm The Summer Handicap Boss Power Place Bet
3:05pm Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes Wonderful Tonight Place Bet
3:40pm Unibet Stewards’ Cup Bielsa Place Bet
4:10pm EBF Maiden Stakes Ring Of Beara Place Bet
4:45pm Signature Apprentice Handicap Overwrite Place Bet

The final day of Glorious Goodwood features the Stewards’ Cup over six furlongs, one of the big Goodwood betting races of the week. This is one of the most valuable sprint handicaps of the season and many past winners have gone on to success in Group races. Lochsong (1992), Coastal Bluff (1996), Danetime (1997) and Borderlescott (2006) all won here before enjoying Group 1 glory.

There is also a consolation Stewards’ Cup called the Stewards’ Sprint for horses who did not make the cut for the feature race. The Lillie Langtry Stakes for fillies and mares over a mile and three-quarters provides the Group 2 action on the final day.

Stewards’ Cup

One of the most competitive races contested during the entirety of Glorious Goodwood is the Stewards’ Cup. This race was taken last year by the David O’Meara trained Summerghand, who has developed into a smart pattern level sprinter.

This tends to be won by a less exposed horse, however, with three of the last six renewals going to unexposed three-year-old sprinters who were sent off the race favourite. One horse who fits that profile for the 2021 renewal is First Folio, who was an impressive winner at York last time out.

Glorious Goodwood Tips Day 1

Time Race Our Tip Place Bet
1:50pm  Unibet Chesterfield Cup Handicap Lucander Place Bet
2:25pm Unibet Vintage Stakes Angel Bleu Place Bet
3:00pm Unibet Lennox Stakes Space Blues Place Bet
3:35pm Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Stradivarius Place Bet
4:10pm Back To Goodwood Handicap Lord Riddiford Place Bet
4:45pm British Stallions EBF Maiden Stakes Olivetti Place Bet
5:20pm Unibet Fillies Handicap Urban Violet Place Bet
5:50pm World Pool EBF Fillies’ Handicap Shepherds Way Place Bet

Stradivarius has become a standing dish at Glorious Goodwood in recent years and broke the record of Double Trigger (1995, 1997, 1998) when registering his fourth consecutive Goodwood Cup success in 2020. Other multiple winners of this race include Persian Punch (2001, 2003), Yeats (2006, 2007) and Big Orange (2015, 2016). There will be plenty of Glorious Goodwood tips for Stradivarius and Frankie Dettori as they bid to make racing history with an unprecedented fifth success.

The supporting card features the Group 2 Vintage Stakes for two-year-olds, won in 2019 in spectacular style by subsequent champion juvenile Pinatubo. Past winners include Highland Reel (2014) and subsequent 2000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold (2015). The Vintage Stakes is followed by more Group 2 action in the seven-furlong Lennox Stakes, taken last year by Godolphin’s Space Blues.

The highlight on day one of Glorious Goodwood 2021 will be the return of Stradivarius, the undisputed King of Glorious Goodwood after four consecutive victories at this meeting. John Gosden’s star stayer does arrive here under a little bit of a cloud compared to previous years, however, having only managed to finish fourth in the Ascot Gold Cup last time out.

Goodwood Cup

The feature race on day one of the Glorious Goodwood festival is the Group 1 Goodwood Cup. A race won for the last four years by Bjorn Nielsen’s superstar stayer Stradivarius. Stradivarius is now the outright most successful horse in the race’s 208-year history, and should regular pilot Frankie Dettori manage to steer him to another victory on Tuesday, then he will become the outright most successful jockey in the history of the Goodwood Cup (6 wins). Stradivarius is likely to feature prominently in the 2021 Glorious Goodwood tips.

Glorious Goodwood Tips Day 2

Time Race Our Tip Place Bet
1:50pm Unibet 15 To Go Handicap Kings Prince Place Bet
2:25pm Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes Bounce The Blues Place Bet
3:00pm Markel Molecomb Stakes Armor Place Bet
3:35pm Qatar Sussex Stakes Century Dream Place Bet
4:10pm Alice Keppel EBF Stakes Anadora Place Bet
4:45pm EBF Premier Fillies Handicap Achelois Place Bet
5:20pm World Pool Handicap Magical Wish Place Bet

The Group 1 Sussex Stakes is the feature race on day 2 of the Glorious Goodwood Festival, a race which carries prize money of £1 million. Notable past winners of this race include Kris (1979), Chief Singer (1984), Zilzal (1989), Giant’s Causeway (2000) and Rock Of Gibraltar (2002). Arguably the most famous winner of the Sussex Stakes was Frankel (2011, 2012), the only horse to achieve two victories in this race.

Last year’s renewal was won by Marcus Tregoning and Jim Crowley with Mohaather. The four-year-old was gaining his first success in Group 1 company. Unfortunately he picked up a subsequent injury and was retired to stud. Day 2 of Glorious Goodwood also includes the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes for two-year-olds over five furlongs.

Sussex Stakes

Three-year-olds have a good record in the Sussex Stakes and look certain to be well represented this year. 2000 Guineas winner Poetic Flare has been kept busy so far this year but showed no signs of this when demolishing a smart field in the St James’s Palace Stakes last time out. Alcohol Free has enjoyed a similar campaign, albeit kept in races against her own sex, and would be another fascinating representative for the classic generation.

The pick of the older horses is likely to be Palace Pier who ran out a game winner of the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. He is currently installed as market leader yet there will undoubtedly be angles for all three horses to be identified as strong Glorious Goodwood tips.

Glorious Goodwood Tips Day 3

Time Race Our Tip Place Bet
1:50pm Unibet “15 To Go” Kincsem Handicap Taraashoq Place Bet
2:25pm Unibet Richmond Stakes Asymmetric Place Bet
3:00pm John Pearce Racing Gordon Stakes Third Realm Place Bet
3:35pm Qatar Nassau Stakes Joan Of Arc Place Bet
4:10pm Goodwood Racecourse Patrons Nursery Aswan Place Bet
4:45pm Tatler EBF Fillies’ Maiden Wilderness Girl Place Bet
5:20pm World Pool Handicap Muker Place Bet

The third day of the Goodwood Festival is traditionally known as Ladies’ Day and features the Nassau Stakes. The race was elevated to Group 1 status in 1999. The late Sir Henry Cecil trained Midday to a remarkable hat-trick of Nassau Stakes victories between 2009 and 2011. Other famous names on the roll of honour include Ouija Board (2006), The Fugue (2012) and Minding (2016).

Group race action on day 3 of the Glorious Goodwood Festival also includes the Group 2 Richmond Stakes for colts and geldings over six furlongs. That is followed by the Group 3 Gordon Stakes for three-year-olds over a mile and a half, a race dominated by trainer Sir Michael Stoute. He has won the race a record ten times, most recently with Crystal Ocean (2017).

Nassau Stakes

The Nassau Stakes is seen as the first real test between the three-year-old middle-distance fillies and their elders, yet it has been the classic generation that has come out best in recent years, with three-year-olds winning seven of the last ten renewals of the Nassau. Snow Lantern and Snowfall look like the strongest representatives from that age group in 2021.

Anyone looking for Glorious Goodwood horse racing tips will be well aware of Aidan O’Brien’s ability to pop up with a winner or two at the Glorious Goodwood Festival, and alongside Snowfall, he also has his stable star Love entered in the Nassau Stakes. She could be joined by James Fanshawe’s Audarya, who chased Love home at Royal Ascot last time.

Glorious Goodwood Tips Day 4

Time Race Our Tip Place Bet
1:50pm Unibet Three Boosts A Day Goodwood Handicap Coeur De Lion Place Bet
2:25pm Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes Baaeed Place Bet
3:00pm Unibet Golden Mile Handicap Bedouin’s Story Place Bet
3:35pm King George Qatar Stakes Dragon Symbol Place Bet
4:10pm L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes Passion And Glory Place Bet
4:45pm Unibet Deposit £10 Get £40 Bonus Nursery Sir Henry Cotton Place Bet
5:20pm TDN Australia Handicap Barn Owl Place Bet

Glorious Goodwood horse racing tips for day 4 will focus on the Group 2 King George Stakes over five furlongs. Just like Stradivarius in the Goodwood Cup, all eyes will be on Battaash who will be seeking a record-breaking fifth consecutive win in the race. The brilliant gelding romped to victory when breaking the record last year, yet disappointed slightly at Royal Ascot last month and arrives with a little to prove. His main opposition is likely to come from the three-year-olds Dragon Symbol and Winter Power.

There is also Group 3 action in prospect courtesy of the Thoroughbred Stakes for three-year-olds over a mile, won last year by Tilsit. While the big handicap for Glorious Goodwood tips is the Golden Mile over the same distance.

King George Stakes

Battaash has had little trouble landing this race for the last four seasons, yet the enigmatic seven-year-old should find life far tougher in 2021. He reappeared with a respectable, if still slightly underwhelming run, in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot, and connections are adamant that he will strip fitter at the Glorious Goodwood festival with that run now under his belt.

The main danger to his attempt at Glorious Goodwood 2021 is likely to come from Dragon Symbol and Winter Power. The former has run creditably in defeat in Group 1’s over 6f the last twice and should prove equally inept back down at the minimum distance. Whilst Winter Power probably chased too strong a pace when behind Battaash at Royal Ascot and bounced right back to form at York next time.

How to Bet on Glorious Goodwood

Glorious Goodwood is one of the most exciting betting weeks of the season for racing fans. The big festival meetings are the best time to take advantage of special bookmaker offers. Goodwood Special Bets include enhanced odds for big race favourites to a limited stake. If you decide to open new accounts you could be set up with a nice bank of Goodwood Free Bets.

Royal Ascot form is usually the best guide for your Goodwood Tips. The markets can be a good indicator for the Group races with strong favourites. The handicaps can be a lot harder to solve but once again Ascot often holds the key. Horses who were out of luck in races like the Royal Hunt Cup or Wokingham Handicap can often bounce back at Goodwood. 

If you’re betting on the big Goodwood handicaps, check for enhanced place terms. Many of the leading bookmakers’ payout on fifth or even sixth place in races like the Stewards’ Cup and the Golden Mile. Goodwood Racecourse is one of the fastest tracks in the UK and the draw can be a factor to consider for your Goodwood bets. High numbers are at a disadvantage in races over seven furlongs or a mile unless they have early tactical speed to hold a position before the home turn.

Glorious Goodwood Live Streaming

ITV will provide free to air coverage on all five days. They will have Goodwood Tips from their panel of experts along with live interviews and updates on the latest Goodwood betting.

If you don’t have access to a television, you can still watch your Goodwood Bets through the live streaming offered by bookmakers. For a small minimum stake (usually 50 pence or £1) you will be able to watch any race live on your computer or mobile device. For more detailed information, check your bookmaker’s website.

Glorious Goodwood Winners of The Last 15 Years


Glorious Goodwood 2021 Frequently Asked Questions

Is Glorious Goodwood cancelled?

No. Glorious Goodwood 2021 will go ahead and spectators will be allowed.

What date is Glorious Goodwood?

Glorious Goodwood 2021 is scheduled for Tuesday 27th July to Saturday 31st July.

Where is Glorious Goodwood?

Glorious Goodwood takes place at Goodwood Racecourse which is five miles north of Chichester in West Sussex. Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PS.

What is the biggest race at Glorious Goodwood?

The Glorious Goodwood festival has a number of top-class races, with the Sussex Stakes often seen by many as the biggest race of the week. Alongside this, however, there are ultra-competitive handicaps such as the Golden Mile and Stewards’ Cup which are often prioritised by tipsters as they tend to provide better odds. 

What is the best enclosure at Glorious Goodwood?

The Richmond Enclosure is the premier enclosure at Glorious Goodwood. It provides the best views of the action as it is directly opposite the parade ring and the winning post.

Can you buy tickets for Glorious Goodwood 2020?

Yes. Glorious Goodwood 2021 is open to the public and tickets are available to purchase via the Goodwood Racecourse website.

Epsom Oaks Tips

Jon’s Ante-Post Oaks Tip PINK DOGWOOD GET 9/2 HERE
Brian’s Oaks Tips MAQSAD GET 7/1 HERE

Epsom Oaks Betting Tips

Jon’ Ante-Post Oaks Preview

Mehdaayih was impressive at Chester and Maqsad has been progressing very nicely this term. However, I’m not sure the form of either of their recent wins is going to hold up particularly well and, heading into the new campaign, my feeling was that the Irish fillies were quite a distance clear of their British counterparts.

Despite Joseph O’Brien concerns, I think Iridessa could improve for a step up in trip and, if Hermosa was to swerve the Irish 1000 Guineas to have a crack at the Oaks, she would almost certainly go off as the favourite. However, with money likely to come for Mehdaayih, PINK DOGWOOD could drift out to a more appealing twice and Aidan O’Brien’s filly looks the most solid ante-post option.

Brian’s Oaks Preview

Aidan O’Brien has another strong Oaks candidate in Pink Dogwood, but the Ballydoyle representative – one of four in the race – looks plenty short enough in the betting given her achievements.

Meanwhile the John Gosden-trained pair of Mehdaayih and Anapurna both have solid claims; but the ground could prove an unknown factor to both, and MAQSAD is taken to hand trainer William Haggas a first Oaks win since 2011.

There could be even more to come over this longer trip which looks sure to suit, and she ought to find further improvement; she can strike again to land a three-time and give her in-form handler some overdue Classic success.

Oaks Trials Winners

Fred Darling Stakes (Newbury) DANDHU No Oaks entry…
Pretty Polly Stakes (Newmarket) MAQSAD GET 8/1 HERE
1000 Guineas (Newmarket) HERMOSA GET 15/2 HERE
Athasi Stakes (Curragh) HAPPEN GET 7/2 HERE
Cheshire Oaks (Chester) MEDAAYHI GET 25/1 HERE
Lingfield Oaks Trial (Lingfield) ANAPURNA GET 10/1 HERE
Musidora Stakes (York) NAUSHA GET 25/1 HERE
Height Of Fashion Stakes (Goodwood) ALOE VERA No Oaks Entry…

2019 Epsom Oaks Confirmed Runners

*Number. NAME (draw) rating, trainer, jockey, best current odds*

1. ANAPURNA (3) 103, John Gosden, Frankie Dettori (6/1 bet365)

2. BLUE GARDENIA (11) 96, David O’Meara, Jamie Spencer (100/1 BetVictor)

3. DELPHINIA (13) 98, Aidan O’Brien, Seamie Heffernan (66/1 Ladbrokes)

4. FLEETING (10) 105, Aidan O’Brien, Wayne Lordan (40/1 BetVictor)

5. FRANKELINA (14) – , William Haggas, James Doyle (14/1 BetVictor)

6. LAVENDER’S BLUE (4) – , Amanda Perrett, Silvestre De Sousa (16/1 Ladbrokes)

7. MANUELA DE VEGA (1) 99, Ralph Beckett, Harry Bentley (12/1 Paddy Power)

8. MAQSAD (5) 109, William Haggas, Jim Crowley (7/1 bet365)

9. MEHDAAYIH (6) 105, John Gosden, Robert Havlin (3/1 BetVictor)

10. PEACH TREE (9) 103, Aidan O’Brien, Donnacha O’Brien (50/1 Paddy Power)

11. PINK DOGWOOD (9) 104, Aidan O’Brien, Ryan Moore (9/4 bet365)

12. SH BOOM (2) 90, Peter Chapple-Hyam, Tom Queally (200/1 BetVictor)

13. TARNAWA (7) 101, Dermot Weld, Chris Hayes (25/1 Paddy Power)

14. TAUTEKE (8) 90, Roger Varian, Andrea Atzeni (50/1 BetVictor)

Odds correct as of 30/5/19

The Epsom Oaks

One of the highlights of the Epsom Derby meeting, which takes place over two days in early June; the fillies’ Classic, the Investec Oaks spearheads the opening day of the top-class fixture.

The third of the season’s ‘Classics’ – and the second for fillies only – the race can be considered the middle leg of the Fillies’ Triple Crown, which also incorporates the 1000 Guineas and the St Leger. However, very few attempt the feat of winning all three contests.

The race is named after the Earl of Derby’s estate ‘The Oaks’ which is situated around four miles to the east of Epsom Downs. The race came about during a dinner party discussion held at the retreat where e the Earl and his friends planned a sweepstake for three-year-old fillies over a distance of what is now the Oaks distance of one and a half miles.

The Oaks was first run in 1779, one year earlier than the colts’ Classic ‘the Derby’, and the inaugural running of the race was won by Bridget. The race subsequently became one of the Britain’s leading events for three-year olds, retaining the name ‘The Oaks’.

While the Epsom renewal is the jewel in the Oaks Crown, the concept of the race has been copied several times over, with equivalent Oaks races being held in several European and worldwide countries, giving rise to the likes of the Irish Oaks, Preis der Diana (German Oaks), Prix de Diane (French Oaks) and even the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks).

There are also Oaks races at a regional level, with the likes of the Lancashire Oaks at Haydock, the Yorkshire Oaks at York, and the Cheshire Oaks at Chester.

Famous Winners of The Oaks

The Oaks has enjoyed a long and successful history, throwing up top class winners down through the years with recent big names including Taghrooda, Snow Fary, Ouija Board, User Friendly, Unite and Oh So Sharp from the 1980s to the present day.

Further back in time, the names of Sweet Solera, Musidora, Sun Chariot, Pretty Polly and Rockfel are just a few of the big names who feature on an illustrious roll-of-honour.

The leading trainer in Oaks history is the late Robert Robon, who saddled an impressive tally of 13 winners between 1802 and 1825; while the most successful trainer in recent history is the late Sir Henry Cecil, who won the race eight times in his career, saddling the likes of Oh So Sharp, Diminuendo, Snow Bride and latterly Light Shift, who gave the trainer his final success in the race in 2007.

The 2014 renewal of The Oaks was named after the legendary trainer following his death in 2013; with the race being won by John Gosden’s Taghrooda.

The Field

Contested by the best fillies across the UK, Ireland and France, the race can occasionally draw runners from further afield and raiders from countries such as Germany and Italy have descended on Epsom to mount their challenge for the premier fillies’ test.

Aidan O’Brien, Andre Fabre, Alain Du Royer Dupre, Dermot Weld and Christian Von Der Recke are some of the trainers who traditionally send runners into the Oaks field, and both Aidan O’Brien and Andre Fabre have each won the race in the past.

Epsom Downs Racecourse

The one and a half mile Epsom course represents a stern challenge for young horses, and its undulations have notoriously caught out many a runner in the Oaks. The course provides a unique test that is unrivalled and unmatched anywhere else, with runners racing uphill from the stalls until sweeping down and around the famous Tattenham Corner into the unevenly cambered straight.

Epsom Derby Tips

Table Title

Jon’s Ante-Post Selections MADHMOON GET 14/1 HERE
Brian’s Derby Selection BANGKOK GET 9/1 HERE

2019 Epsom Derby Previews

Jon’s Derby Tips

Legendary trainer, Kevin Prendergast stated before the Guineas that MADHMOON’S performance in that Classic would dictate whether he would head to Epsom or not. Following a fourth-place finish, Prendergast stated that it would be all systems go for the Derby and this multiple Classic winning trainer wouldn’t send Madhmoon to Epsom if he wasn’t sure he was a stayer.

The track at Epsom should suit Madhmoon much better than the Rowley Mile. Leopardstown, like Epsom, is a turning left-handed track Prendergast’s charge showed a great liking to last season, comfortably seeing off Broome to win the Group Two Champion Juvenile Stakes back in September. Yes, Madhmoon has been defeated twice since then, but he was nabbed by a race-fit rival over seven furlongs on soft ground on his reappearance and that run in the Guineas was extremely encouraging.READ: Jon’s full Derby preview and a second 16/1 tip…

Brian’s Derby Tip

Improving Telecaster represents the Dante form, having ended Too Darn Hot’s winning record, and Hughie Morrison’s charge can post a big run; but BANGKOK had his measure when the pair met at Doncaster earlier in the season, and Andrew Balding’s charge stepped up on that performance to win the Bet 365 Classic Trial in impressive fashion next time at Sandown.

The Australia colt only needed to be pushed out by Sylvestre De Sousa on that occasion, and there is surely plenty of further improvement to come especially over this longer trip which ought to suit. He travelled powerfully at Sandown before showing a good turn of speed to readily assert, and he can make his presence felt for his in-form yard.

Strictly on the book, he does have something to find with a few of these, but he looked very progressive last time out and every chance he can find further improvement to feature prominently here.

2019 Epsom Derby Final Field

*Number. NAME (draw) rating, trainer, jockey, best current odds*

1. ANTHONY VAN DYCK (7) 118, Aidan O’Brien, Seamie Heffernan (7/1 BetVictor)

2. BANGKOK (12) 104, Andrew Balding, Silvestre De Sousa (9/1 Ladbrokes)

3. BROOME (8) 114, Aidan O’Brien, Donnacha O’Brien (9/2 Unibet)

4. CIRCUS MAXIMUS (5) 110, Aidan O’Brien, Frankie Dettori (20/1 BetVictor)

5. HIROSHIMA (3) 87, John Ryan, Brett Doyle (250/1 William Hill)

6. HUMANITARIAN (9) 95, John Gosden, Robert Havlin (100/1 Ladbrokes)

7. JAPAN (11) 111, Aidan O’Brien, Wayne Lordan (10/1 Unibet)

8. LINE OF DUTY (1) 114, Charlie Appleby, James Doyle (33/1 BetVictor)

9. MADHMOON (6) 113, Kevin Prendergast, Chris Hayes (11/1 Ladbrokes)

10. NORWAY (10) 104, Aidan O’Brien, Jamie Spencer (40/1 William Hill)

11. SIR DRAGONET (13) 115, Aidan O’Brien, Ryan Moore (3/1 Ladbrokes)

12. SOVEREIGN (4) 105, Aidan O’Brien, Padraig Beggy (100/1 Unibet)

13. TELECASTER (2) 115, Hughie Morrison, Oisin Murphy (11/2 Unibet)

Odds correct as of 31/5/19

2019 Derby Trials Results

Blue Ribband Trial (Epsom) CAPE OF GOOD HOPE GET 33/1 HERE
Ballysax Stakes (Leopardstown) BROOME GET 7/1 HERE
Classic Trial (Sandown) BANGKOK GET 16/1 HERE
Feilden Stakes (Newmarket) KICK ON No Derby entry…
Craven Stakes (Newmarket SKARDU No Derby entry…
2000 Guineas (Newmarket) MAGNA GRECIA No Derby entry…
Chester Vase (Chester) SIR DRAGONET GET 7/2 HERE
Dee Stakes (Chester) CIRCUS MAXIMUS GET 20/1 HERE
Lingfield Derby Trial (Lingfield) ANTHONY VAN DYCK GET 8/1 HERE
Derrinstown Stud Trial (Leopardstown) BROOME GET 7/1 HERE
Dante Stakes (York) TELECASTER GET 7/1 HERE
Cocked Hat Stakes (Goodwood) PRIVATE SECRETARY No Derby entry…

The Epsom Derby

The Epsom Derby is the blue riband race for the thoroughbred flat racing horse. Held at Epsom Downs each June, the Derby is a Group One over 1m4f for three-year-old colts and fillies. It is the fourth classic contest of the season, preceded by the 2000 Guineas and Epsom Oaks, and is the second leg of the Triple Crown.

The Derby is Britain’s richest race and the most prestigious of the five classic’s. A prize fund of over £1.3 million ensures the contest is the grandest of the season and one in which is viewed by millions around the world. It is widely-regarded as Britain’s biggest race-day and has become one of the nation’s greatest yearly occasions.

The Epsom Derby has welcomed some of the world’s very best thoroughbred racehorses throughout its rich history. The contest is not only a momentous occasion for horse and connections, but the Derby also stands as a pivotal contest for the breeding industry. Victors of the Epsom classic routinely move on to enjoy lucrative careers at stud as leading stallions. The great Galileo, winner of the 2001 Derby, has progressed to become Britain and Ireland’s top stallion. Fellow Derby victors Sea The Stars and New Approach have also cemented their position in the breeding ranks with many more expected to do so in the future.

Many of the world’s leading operations including Coolmore and Darley specifically target the Epsom Derby as the centre-point of a thoroughbreds breeding careers. Winning the lucrative 1m4f classic catapults a horse’s worth at stud and in turn increases the revenue each breeding establishment generates.

Winning the Epsom Derby is not a straightforward task, however. The Surrey setting is renowned for being one of Europe’s most unique tracks and requires a certain mixture of attributes to succeed.

The World’s Most Prestigious Race

Epsom Derby day is also a fantastic celebration of British tradition and fashion. A number of Royal family members, including Her Majesty The Queen, routinely make the trip to the Surrey track each year for the flat season’s premier race. Celebrities from all industries follow thousands of enthusiastic racegoers in experiencing a part of the day’s unparalleled atmosphere.

Every year the Epsom Downs are made open to the general public who can enjoy the leading horse racing action for free whilst indulging in the day’s traditional family fair entertainment. Record suggests over 100,000 in total descend upon Epsom for their showcase afternoon and each play a major role in cementing the Derby’s position as one of the country’s leading yearly events.

The incredible combination of Europe’s best thoroughbred flat racing, rich British tradition and leading fashion

and entertainment makes the Epsom a sporting event like no other. Its prominent position in the sports calendar showcases its importance as the three-year-old colts and fillies seek to cement further memories in the race’s long-standing history.

Famous Derby Winners

Epsom Derby winners tend to become well-known beyond the sphere of UK horse racing. The Epsom Derby was the most famous race that Shergar won (by a record ten lengths in 1981) before the horse’s ‘mysterious’ disappearance in 1983. Other well-known Derby winners include Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Grundy, The Minstrel and Commander in Chief.

York Ebor Festival Tips 2020: Your Tipping Guide To August’s Big Horse Racing Meeting

Looking for this year’s York Ebor Festival tips? You’ve come to the right place. Our team of experts will provide you with tips for every race on each of the four days at York, along with ante-post angles, news pieces and betting updates ahead of the week’s major races!

York Ebor Festival Day Four Tips

Time Race Our Tip Place Bet
1:50pm  Sky Bet & Symphony Group Strensall Stakes  Beringer Place Bet
2:25pm  Sky Bet Melrose Handicap  Bodyline Place Bet
3:00pm  Sky Bet City Of York Stakes  San Donato Place Bet
3:35pm  Ebor Handicap  Pondus Place Bet
4:10pm  Julia Graves Roses Stakes  Lauded Place Bet
4:40pm  Sky Bet Handicap  Cape Cavalli Place Bet
5:10pm  Sky Bet Apprentice Handicap  Wonderwork Place Bet

The York Festival closes on Saturday where there are certain to be a wide range of Ebor tips on day 4 of the York Ebor Festival. Favourites have a terrible recent record in the feature race and the early market leader is impressive Ascot winner Fujaira Prince. There has also been support for the William Haggas-trained Hamish and Alan King’s Trueshan. Jane Chapple-Hyam won the Ebor in 2006 with 100-1 outsider Mudawin. Her ex-husband Peter has designs on the prize this year with Old Newton Cup winner Deja.

The last three-year-old to win the Ebor was Mediterranean in 2001 and they were excluded from the race from 2019. This age group will contest the valuable Melrose Handicap over the same distance, one mile and three-quarters. The Group 2 City Of York Stakes over seven furlongs and the Group 3 Strensall Stakes over a mile will also be popular for York bets on a thrilling finale to York Festival week.

York Ebor Festival 2020

The 2020 York Ebor Festival will take place over four days from Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th August at York Racecourse. The popular summer fixture goes ahead behind closed doors, in line with Government advice due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Ebor Festival meeting carries the name of Europe’s richest handicap race on the flat which is the highlight on the final day.

The Group 1 Juddmonte International kicks off the Group 1 action on Day One, a race won by racing legend Frankel in 2012. The Yorkshire Oaks is the feature event on Thursday while the sprinters take centre stage for the Nunthorpe Stakes on Friday. Enable, Love and Battaash are all expected to make an appearance at this year’s York Festival. 

York Races

The Juddmonte International regularly attracts some of the best middle-distance horses in training. Aidan O’Brien equalled Sir Michael Stoute’s record six winners in the race when Japan edged out Stoute’s Crystal Ocean in a thrilling finish in 2019. The race was famously won by the brilliant Frankel in 2012 while other notable winners include Authorized (2007), Sea The Stars (2009) and Roaring Lion (2018).

Stoute is also leading trainer in the history of the Yorkshire Oaks with nine winners, although his most recent was Quiff back in 2004. Enable won this race as a three-year-old in 2017 and returned to win it again at the age of five last year. Aidan O’Brien’s Love is certain to be feature in plenty of York racing tips, a brilliant winner of the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and the Oaks at Epsom.

Friday’s Nunthorpe Stakes is one of the most prestigious sprint races in the calendar. Battaash is dominating the sprint division this season and is on course to follow up last year’s success. The son of Dark Angel has yet to be tested this season with a smooth victory in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot and a record-breaking fourth success in the King George Stakes at Goodwood.

The Ebor Handicap is the big betting race of the York festival and takes place over a mile and three-quarters on Saturday. Prize money reached a staggering £1million for the Ebor in 2019 with three-year-olds no longer allowed to enter. The last twelve Ebor favourites have all been beaten with 16-1 shot Mustajeer claiming the prize 12 months’ ago. He continued a good run in the race for Irish-trained horses with five winners in the past 11 years.

York Racing Tips

You can enjoy our free York Racing Tips through the main page by clicking the links on our easy-to-follow layout. Our free York tips are calculated to provide you with the best value bets on offer, all updated with the best available odds and linked to the relevant bookmaker site.

We also provide previews and analysis of all the top York races from our experienced team of racing experts. We will have our York tips online 24 hours ahead of post time but are always mindful of going changes, non-runners and other factors that affect our predictions. The day’s best bets have a short explanation for each selection and there is also a handy guide on how we pick our York best bets.

York Betting Offers

As always, Racing Tips will be bringing you blanket coverage for the York Festival meeting. Our popular NAP of the day and Daily Double will be backed up by the Daily Treble and Lucky 15. Our Lucky 15 selections are picked in order to maximise your chances of a winning return. We firmly believe that the big win is the ultimate prize so we give special attention to our horse racing accumulator tips.

We will also have our free big race previews with odds boosts and special York bookmaker offers. New customers can click direct through Racing Tips to take advantage of sign-up bonuses throughout the York Ebor Festival. Bookmakers will be offering daily price boosts and enhanced each-way betting on the big York handicaps. If there is a special bookmaker offer for York races, we will make sure you hear about it on Racing Tips.

York Free Bets

The York Festival is a great time to be opening a new betting account. Bookmakers will be making their usual array of special bet offers and York free bets across the four day meeting. We will display the best offers on our dedicated free bets page.

William Hill York offers include £30 in free bets when you open a new account and bet £10. The free bets are paid as 2 x £15 bets with a 30-day expiry. Sky Bet are one of the leading sponsors at this year’s York Ebor Festival and will provide new customers with £20 in free bets for a £5 initial stake. Betfred are offering £40 in free bets for a £10 opening wager while new customers to the Tote can have a risk-free £10 bet on York races with losses returned as a cash bet. 

New customers can earn themselves up to £100 in free bets with Bet365 who will match your initial deposit, provided that the bets are settled within 30 days. Importantly, you do not need to rush back in to place your free bets before they expire. Your free bets will remain available to you, provided your account is not inactive for 90 consecutive days.


York Ebor Festival 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

Is York Ebor Festival going ahead?

Yes, the 2020 York Ebor Festival is going ahead as planned but there will be no spectators as a retult of government restrictions over coronavirus.

What date is the York Ebor Festival?

York Ebor Festival 2020 is scheduled for Wednesday, 19th August to Saturday, August 22.

Where is the Ebor Festival?

The 2020 Ebor Festival takes place at York Racecourse which is situated in the middle of the historic city of York.

What is the best enclosure at Glorious Goodwood?

The Premier Enclosure is located around the County Stand  and offers viewing lawns in full view of the winning post

Can you buy tickets for Ebor Festival 2020?

No. The York Ebor Festival 2020 is closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.

York Ebor Festival Day One Tips

Time Race Our Tip Place Bet
1:45pm  Skybet & Symphony Group Stakes  Arecibo Place Bet
2:15pm  Tattersalls Acomb Stakes  Gear Up Place Bet
2:45pm  Skybet Great Voltigeur Stakes  Juan Elcano Place Bet
3:15pm  Juddmonte International Stakes  Magical Place Bet
3:45pm  Sky Bet Stakes  Indianapolis Place Bet
4:20pm  Sky Bet Sprint Handicap  Pink Sands Place Bet
4:50pm  Sky Bet Nursery  Toussarok Place Bet

The York Festival opening day features the Juddmonte International and a potential repeat of the Eclipse Stakes clash between Ghaiyyath and Enable. If Godolphin’s front-runner can repel his old rival, he may still have to face a late challenge from Royal Ascot winner Lord North in what promises to be the race of the week.

The supporting card includes the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes which could see a clear favourite emerge for the St Leger at Doncaster. Aidan O’Brien has a plethora of possible candidates here including winners and placed horses from both the English and Irish Derby. Santiago currently heads the St Leger ante-post market after finishing third in the Goodwood Cup behind Stradivarius.

York Ebor Festival Day Two Tips

Time Race Our Tip Place Bet
1:45pm  Skybet Lowther Stakes  Sacred Place Bet
2:15pm  Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes  Happy Romance Place Bet
2:45pm  Clipper Logistics Stakes  Top Rank Place Bet
3:15pm  Darley Yorkshire Oaks  Love Place Bet
3:45pm  Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes  Bharani Star Place Bet
4:20pm  Sky Bet EBF Stallions Nursery  Mayaas Place Bet
4:50pm  British Stallions EBF Fillies Stakes  Dancing Vega Place Bet

The highlight of Day 2 at the York Festival is the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks and the eagerly anticipated reappearance of Love. Aidan O’Brien’s filly romped to a nine lengths victory at Epsom and is now being aimed at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Waiting for her at Longchamp could well be Enable, already a two-time Arc winner but thought more likely to tackle Wednesday’s Juddmonte International Stakes on her way to Paris.

Ladies’ day at York will also feature some smart juvenile fillies in the Lowther Stakes. This race has been won by 1000 Guineas winners Harayir (1994), Cape Verdi (1997) and Russian Rhythm (2002) in the past. The competitive Clipper Logistics Handicap and Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes will also attract plenty of York tips on a day packed with top class racing.

York Ebor Festival Day Three Tips

Time Race Our Tip Place Bet
1:45pm  Sky Bet Handicap  Alfaatik Place Bet
2:15pm  Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup  Dashing Willoughby Place Bet
2:45pm  Al Basti Equiworld Gimcrack Stakes  Mohawk King Place Bet
3:15pm  Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes  Battaash Place Bet
3:45pm  EBF Convivial Maicden  Broomy Law Place Bet
4:15pm  British Stallions EBF Fillies Handicap  Virgin Snow Place Bet
4:50pm  Nationwide Accident Repair Services Handicap  Magnetised Place Bet

The Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes tops the billing on day 3 of York’s Ebor Festival as Battaash bids to underline his claims to be champion sprinter. Charles Hills has produced him in excellent form to win decisively at Royal Ascot and Goodwood, most recently claiming a record fourth consecutive King George Stakes. His biggest danger may be Tim Easterby’s Art Power, yet to be seriously tested in three outings so far this season.

The Lonsdale Cup would appear to be a logical target for Ascot Gold Cup and Goodwood Cup runner-up Nayef Road. He gamely fought off Irish Derby winner Santiago at Goodwood but could not repel the late challenge of Stradivarius, a likely absentee at York. The Gimcrack Stakes and the Convivial Maiden Stakes could produce some exciting prospects for the big juvenile races this Autumn.

Dublin Racing Festival Tips 2019

Join us for free tips and analysis of every race at the 2019 Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown.


2019 Unibet Irish Gold Cup Tips

It’s no surprise to see Kemboy sit atop the betting after that seven-length triumph at Christmas. I, however, still have my doubts as to whether he genuinely is a top-class stayer and Willie Mullins charge won’t be allowed to dictate the race this time around. Gigginstown will be out for revenge and they will try to put the favourite off his game, leaving the door open for ROAD TO RESPECT – who, for me, remains the best staying-chaser in Ireland today – to pick up the pieces and win the Unibet Irish Gold Cup.

After cruising to victory in the JNWine Champion Chase on his reappearance, much was expected of Noel Meade’s stable star in the Savills Chase. Sean Flanagan looked cool and composed under his lucky yellow cap near the rear of the field, but a series of unfortunate events followed, with Road To Respect slipping up twice as the field turned for home.

Day 2 Race-By-Race Tips

Sir Erec made a good impression when beating Tiger Tap Tap at this venue over Christmas; but COEUR SUBLIME (13/2, Unibet) could be worth siding with again having looked set to win the Grade Two Knight Frank Hurdle here on Boxing Day when falling at the last.

Gordon Elliott’s Elusive Pimpernel gelding won on the flat for Peter Fahey prior to joining this yard, and he made the perfect transition to hurdling when beating Our Legend at Down Royal, scoring by just over one length.

More Day 2 Tips

Klassical Dream and Vision D’honneur may be unexposed and will be gaining a couple of pounds at the weights, but ARAMON has the form in the bag and experience on his side. I expect him to claim victory at Leopardstown on Sunday before a bold bid in the Supreme.

True, he did finish third behind Quick Grabbim and Triplicate in the Royal Bond, but his victories either side of that have been excellent. Especially his most recent triumph in the Future Champions at Leopardstown, where Ruby Walsh held his mount up at the rear for much of the race before finding some clear air on the run to the last. Sancta Simona jumped it the better, but Aramon had plenty of gas left in the tank, bolting up to win by six lengths.

2019 Dublin Racing Festival Schedule

Day one’s card kicks off with a bang, as a field of promising staying hurdlers take part in the Grade One Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle. We then have a double-header of two mile chases to enjoy, with the Grade Two Dublin Chase leading perfectly into the Arkle Novices’ Chase, a race which could see Mengli Khan and Le Richebourg renew rivalries once again. Full schedule here…

The Dublin Racing Festival

Last year saw the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival hit our screens and the meeting was an unprecedented success. Leopardstown racecourse outdid themselves once again, displaying the best in Irish music, culture and, of course, racing.

Irish National Hunt racing’s elite will once again travel to Leopardstown for two days of scintillating action between the 2nd and 3rd of February. Prize money for all seven of the Grade Ones and many of the surrounding contests have been boosted, so there’s plenty for viewers to look forward to during this year’s Dublin Racing Festival.

Dubling Racing Festival Schedule

See the full schedule of races for the 2019 festival:

Saturday 2nd February

12:50 Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle
1:25 Ladbrokes Dublin Steeplechase
2:00 Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Steeplechase
2:35 Matheson Handicap Steeplechase
3:10 BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle
3:45 Ladbrokes Hurdle
4:20 Goffs Future Stars (C & G) I.N.H. Flat Race

Sunday 3rd February

12:40 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Paddy Mullins Mares Handicap Hurdle
1:15 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle
1:50 Chanelle Pharma Novice Hurdle
2:25 William Fry Handicap Hurdle
3:00 Flogas Novice Steeplechase
3:35 Unibet Irish Gold Cup
4:10 Abbey International Leopardstown Steeplechase
4:40 Coolmore N.H. Sires Irish EBF Mares I.N.H. Flat Race

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See all of our tipsters best bets for the Cheltenham Festival

Day One Tips

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Analysis – Cheltenham Festival Day One

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Day Two Tips

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