Duke of York Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Dante Festival)

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Duke of York Stakes will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Duke of York Stakes, a race run over 6f at York during the Dante Festival.

Duke of York Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Dante Festival)
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Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Duke of York Stakes Preview

The Group 2 Duke of York Stakes is scheduled to take place in May of each year at York during the Dante Festival, the race is open to runners who are aged three or older with the race being run over a straight six furlongs.

Duke of York Stakes Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the York tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information during the Dante Festival, head down to the Other Principal races during the York Dante Festival section for links to these. In addition to those, we also cover numerous races at York during the flat season, you can find links to those here.

How competitive is the Duke of York Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2018 when the race had an over-round of 111%. The race in 2007 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 131%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Duke of York Stakes, the over-round has been 119%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £119 which is bet.

Duke of York Stakes Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Duke of York Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 3 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -2.50. Before placing your bet on the 2025 Duke of York Stakes see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2004 renewal when Monsieur Bond from Bryan Smart under the guidance of Fergal Lynch, won in a time of 1:16.39, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Azure Blue, trained by Michael Dods and ridden by Paul Mulrennan set the quickest time of 1:09.11 in the 2023 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Duke of York Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Azure Blue (1:09.11) in 2023
  2. Invincible Army (1:09.90) in 2019
  3. Delegator (1:10.18) in 2011
What the expert says...
Eight of the winners since 2005 came here having run in either the Abernant Stakes or the British Champions Sprint Stakes last time out although only Magical Memory (2016) won either of those races before winning this.

Andy Powell - Horse Racing Betting Expert - OLBG.com

Duke of York Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Duke of York Stakes past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Duke of York Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2024
1:10.91
Mill Stream (IRE)
4yo 9-10 (5 of 14) 4/1F
William Buick
Jane Chapple-Hyam (GB)
2023
1:09.11
Azure Blue (IRE)
4yo 9-7 (9 of 10) 12/1
Paul Mulrennan
Michael Dods (GB)
2022
1:10.62
Highfield Princess (FR)
5yo 9-7 (1 of 9) 11/2
Jason Hart
John Quinn (GB)
2021
1:11.24
Starman (GB)
4yo 9-8 (4 of 12) 5/1
Oisin Murphy
Ed Walker (GB)
2019
1:09.90
Invincible Army (IRE)
4yo 9-8 (8 of 10) 7/2F
P J McDonald
James Tate (GB)
2018
1:10.87
Harry Angel (IRE)
4yo 9-13 (3 of 5) 4/9F
Adam Kirby
Clive Cox (GB)
2017
1:12.74
Tasleet (GB)
4yo 9-8 (9 of 12) 14/1
Jim Crowley
William Haggas (GB)
2016
1:10.52
Magical Memory (IRE)
4yo 9-8 (4 of 12) 5/2F
Frankie Dettori
Charles Hills (GB)
2015
1:10.65
Glass Office (GB)
5yo 9-8 (7 of 15) 40/1
Jim Crowley
David Simcock (GB)
2014
1:13.53
Maarek (GB)
7yo 9-13 (4 of 13) 12/1
Declan McDonogh
Miss Evanna McCutcheon (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Duke of York Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 38 placings from 243 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 1 placing from 13 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners
  • AUS: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • GER: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Duke of York Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Duke of York Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Kevin Ryan who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Amadeus Wolf (2007) and Tiddliwinks (2012). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Duke of York Stakes, Tim Easterby has sent a total of 15 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Duke of York Stakes trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
Kevin Ryan22-2-6+8.00+4.24
Richard Fahey13-1-1+4.00-4.00
William Haggas10-1-3+5.00+1.40
Michael Dods6-1-2+7.00+3.90
Saeed bin Suroor5-1-1+1.00-1.00
Charles Hills5-1-2-1.50-0.60
Clive Cox5-1-4-3.56-0.17
James Fanshawe4-1-2+7.00+3.30
Bryan Smart4-1-1+1.00-0.60
David Evans3-1-1+12.00+6.40

Duke of York Stakes Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Duke of York Stakes over the last 20 renewals with Jamie Spencer, Frankie Dettori and Jim Crowley having all won the race two times. Jamie Spencer's winners have been with The Kiddykid (2005) and Tiddliwinks (2012). Frankie Dettori winners have been with Delegator (2011) and Magical Memory (2016). Jim Crowley's winners have been with Glass Office (2015) and Tasleet (2017). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Duke of York Stakes, Tom Eaves has ridden a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Duke of York Stakes jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Jamie Spencer11-2-3+30.00+15.70
Frankie Dettori11-2-4-1.50-2.10
Jim Crowley6-2-4+50.00+30.02
Ryan Moore13-1-4-4.50-5.92
William Buick8-1-2-3.00-3.70
Neil Callan7-1-2-3.00-3.10
Paul Mulrennan4-1-1+9.00+4.20
Adam Kirby4-1-3-2.56-0.52
Jason Hart3-1-2+3.50+2.30
Fergal Lynch3-1-2+2.00+2.70

Duke of York Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +86.50 is when runners had 0 career wins on the going. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had a USA-bred dam, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-42.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2024: Winner in 5 (6,3) [14 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 9 (8,1) [10 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 1 (2,6) [9 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 4 (2,10) [12 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 8 (5,1) [10 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Duke of York Stakes is Newmarket (Rowley), there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (Rowley) last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Ascot, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Ascot last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 18 winners from a total of 231 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 2 winners from a total of 29 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Duke of York Stakes, that stallion Danetime has produced 2 winners (2009,2005).

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Duke of York Stakes despite multiple attempts:

  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Oasis Dream (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Bahamian Bounty (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Fayruz (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Glass Office in 2015, winning for David Simcock at odds of 40/1 under the guidance of Jim Crowley. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 7 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2025 Duke of York Stakes head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

Other Principal races during the York Dante Festival

Remember to head over to the York predictions page to see which runner the racing tipsters are supporting in the Duke of York Stakes. Below are the other principal races that we cover during the Dante Festival with links to each race blog as well as information for last year's winners.

Wednesday at the Dante Festival

The highlight on Wednesday, the opening day of the Dante Festival is the Group 2 Duke of York Stakes, a race contested over six furlongs with a prize fund of £150k.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50 York
Jorvik Stakes
Crystal Delight (GB)
5yo - 18/5
Harry Eustace
Jim Crowley
14:25 York
Churchill Tyres Handicap
Aleezdancer (IRE)
5yo - 14/1
Kevin Ryan
Neil Callan
15:00 York
Duke of York Stakes
Mill Stream (IRE)
4yo - 4/1
Jane Chapple-Hyam
William Buick
15:35 York
Musidora Stakes
Secret Satire (GB)
3yo - 22/1
Andrew Balding
Oisin Murphy

Thursday at the Dante Festival

Thursday's highlight is the Dante Stakes, a race that carries a prize fund of £180k is restricted to three-year-olds and run over an extended ten furlongs.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50 York
Lindum York Handicap
Clarendon House (GB)
6yo - 8/1
Robert Cowell
Tom Marquand
14:25 York
Middleton Stakes
Bluestocking (GB)
4yo - 5/2
Ralph Beckett
Rossa Ryan
15:00 York
Hambleton Stakes
Point Lynas (IRE)
5yo - 6/1
Edward Bethell
Callum Rodriguez
15:35 York
Dante Stakes
Economics (GB)
3yo - 6/1
William Haggas
Tom Marquand

Friday at the Dante Festival

On Friday, the final day of the festival, the feature race, the Yorkshire Cup which is part of the British Champion Series is the highlight, with a prize fund of £180k the runners compete over a distance of one mile, five furlongs and 188 yards.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
15:00 York
Knights Solicitors Handicap
Botanical (IRE)
4yo - 5/2
Roger Varian
James Doyle
15:35 York
Yorkshire Cup
Giavellotto (IRE)
5yo - 7/2
Marco Botti
Oisin Murphy

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Duke of York Stakes Preview are at hand, Andy and James. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for Flat Racing.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for flat racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful flat racing blogs for OLBG.

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