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EBF Convivial Stakes (Ebor Festival) – prize money boost

Tue 8 Aug 2017

York racecourse announced recently that the British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Stakes, to be run at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival and already Britain’s wealthiest maiden, will receive an additional prize money boost this year.

The total prize fund for the race will increase from its 2016 level of £60,000 to a new high of £70,000.  Some 22 races, out of the 25 to be staged at the meeting, have seen an increase in prize fund since their 2016 running; with every contest on the opening and closing days set to be more valuable.

York Racecourse Chairman, Lord Grimthorpe, “York is delighted that our continued commercial success in the first half of the season has allowed us to keep investing in the prize money, facilities and experience of racing at York.  The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival is our flagship meeting and we look forward to welcoming the racegoers and supporters to York to see the world’s best horses and jockeys competing on the Knavesmire. It already looks set to be a fabulous four days of racing action.  Our continued thanks to our supporters and sponsors who help us to invest in racing at York.”