Jorvik Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Dante Festival)

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See which trainers and jockeys have performed well in this fact-packed blog for the Jorvik Stakes. This is a race that is hosted at York during the Dante Festival with the race being run over a distance of 1m4f, see which trends the past winners of the Jorvik Stakes have set for this year.

Jorvik Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Dante Festival)
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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 Jorvik Stakes Preview

Known as the Jorvik Stakes since 2007 after the race was upgraded to a class two handicap it is run each year during the Dante Festival at York in May.

The race is run over a distance of one mile and four furlongs and is open to runners who are aged four or older with the race tending to attract a decent-sized field.

Jorvik Stakes Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated York tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet? 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 Jorvik 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 113%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 129%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Jorvik Stakes, the over-round has been 121%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £121 which is bet.

Jorvik 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 Jorvik Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 4 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +1.75. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks daily.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 2:28.98 was set by Hanoverian Baron in 2010, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Tony Newcombe and ridden by David Probert. The slowest winning time was set in 2005 when Cruise Director won in a time of 2:39.53, booked to ride was Richard Mullen by the trainer Willie Musson.

These are the top three quickest-run Jorvik Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Hanoverian Baron (2:28.98) in 2010
  2. Barsanti (2:29.98) in 2016
  3. Scampi (2:30.10) in 2023

Jorvik Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Jorvik 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 Jorvik Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
Crystal Delight (GB)
5yo 9-6 (10 of 13) 18/5F
Jim Crowley
Harry Eustace (GB)
Scampi (GB)
5yo 8-7 (10 of 15) 16/1
Hayley Turner
Andrew Balding (GB)
Gaassee (IRE)
4yo 9-0 (7 of 11) 6/4F
Tom Marquand
William Haggas (GB)
Ilaraab (IRE)
4yo 9-9 (7 of 15) 7/2F
Tom Marquand
William Haggas (GB)
First Eleven (GB)
4yo 9-9 (5 of 18) 5/1
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
Hamada (GB)
4yo 8-12 (7 of 7) 5/2F
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
Lord Yeats (GB)
4yo 8-9 (6 of 8) 12/1
Paul Mulrennan
Jedd O'Keeffe (GB)
Barsanti (IRE)
4yo 8-12 (6 of 10) 15/8F
Andrea Atzeni
Roger Varian (GB)
Notarised (GB)
4yo 8-9 (9 of 13) 9/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Mark Johnston (GB)
Arab Spring (IRE)
4yo 9-9 (3 of 11) 13/8F
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 44 placings from 274 runners
  • QA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Jorvik Stakes Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Jorvik Stakes over the last 20 renewals with both Sir Michael Stoute and William Haggas who have both won the race two times. Sir Michael Stoute winners have been with Sir John Hawkwood (2013) and Arab Spring (2014). William Haggas winners have been with Ilaraab (2021) and Gaassee (2022). Two trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Jorvik Stakes, Tim Easterby has sent a total of 15 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Michael Easterby has sent out 10 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Jorvik 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):

Sir Michael Stoute11-2-5-5.74-3.86
William Haggas5-2-2+2.00+0.09
Richard Fahey12-1-4-2.00+3.41
Andrew Balding5-1-1+12.00+6.00
K R Burke4-1-1+9.00+4.50
Jedd O'Keeffe3-1-1+10.00+5.20
Tony Newcombe3-1-2+5.00+4.63
John Gosden3-1-2+3.00+2.88
Charlie Appleby3-1-1+0.50-0.44
Roger Varian3-1-3-0.12+0.76

Jorvik Stakes Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Jorvik Stakes over the last 20 renewals with Ryan Moore, Tom Queally and Tom Marquand having all won the race two times. Ryan Moore winners have been with Sir John Hawkwood (2013) and Arab Spring (2014). Tom Queally's winners have been with Balkan Knight (2004) and High Treason (2007). Tom Marquand winners have been with Ilaraab (2021) and Gaassee (2022).

Here are some of the top Jorvik 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):

Ryan Moore11-2-6-5.74-3.06
Tom Queally4-2-2+8.00+4.26
Tom Marquand4-2-2+3.00+1.09
William Buick10-1-3-6.50-4.69
Paul Mulrennan7-1-1+6.00+1.20
Jim Crowley7-1-2-2.40-2.25
Joe Fanning6-1-2+1.00+2.75
Andrea Atzeni6-1-4-3.12-0.86
Silvestre De Sousa5-1-2+5.00+2.68
James Sullivan3-1-1+12.00+6.75

Jorvik Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +3.23 is when runners ran in a race worth £4,000 on debut. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 career wins in Handicap races, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-58.

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

  • 2024: Winner in 10 (5,3) [13 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 10 (16,17) [15 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 7 (1,8) [11 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 7 (14,4) [15 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 5 (2,7,1) [18 Runners]

The courses that have produced the most winners of the Jorvik Stakes are Epsom and Doncaster, there has been a total number of 3 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 261 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 15 runners.

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

  • Halling (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Generous (0 Wins from 7 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Scampi in 2023, winning for Andrew Balding at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Hayley Turner. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 9 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2025 Jorvik Stakes why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing 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 Jorvik 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 Jorvik Stakes Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. 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.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
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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