York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Ebor Festival)

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap 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 York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap, a race run over 2m½f at York during the Ebor Festival.

York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Ebor Festival)
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.

2024 York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap Preview

One of only two races at the York Ebor Festival that is run over further than two miles is the Stayers Heritage Handicap with the Lonsdale Cup being the other race. This Class 2 race is run over two miles and fifty-six yards and is open to runners who are aged three or older and being a heritage handicap means the race carried a purse of at least £50k.

York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap 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, head down to the Other Principal races during the York Ebor Festival section for links to these.

How competitive is the York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 15 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2016 when the race had an over-round of 120%. The race in 2020 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 131%, whilst on average over the last 15 renewals of the York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap, the over-round has been 125%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £125 which is bet.

York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 15 if you had followed the winner of the York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap next time out then you would have backed a total of 0 winners. Backing all 14 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -14.00. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

When looking over the past 15 renewals, a time of 3:30.03 was set by Oceane in 2016, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Alan King and ridden by Fergus Sweeney. The slowest winning time was set in 2017 when Magic Circle won in a time of 3:46.29, booked to ride was Harry Bentley on this Ralph Beckett trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap over the last 15 renewals:

  • 2016 - Oceane (3:30.03)
  • 2018 - Here And Now (3:30.27)
  • 2023 - Forza Orta (3:30.34)

York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap Past Winners

Here are the York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap 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 York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
3:30.34
Forza Orta (IRE)
5yo 9-3 (4 of 14) 8/1
Rowan Scott
Kevin Ryan (GB)
2022
3:35.93
Alfred Boucher (GB)
6yo 8-13 (11 of 12) 5/1
William Buick
Ian Williams (GB)
2021
3:32.78
Arcadian Sunrise (IRE)
7yo 8-13 (13 of 14) 11/4F
Jamie Spencer
John Queally (IRE)
2020
3:33.23
Summer Moon (GB)
4yo 9-8 (2 of 17) 18/1
Joe Fanning
Mark Johnston (GB)
2019
3:33.22
Eddystone Rock (IRE)
7yo 9-3 (8 of 17) 8/1
James Doyle
John Best (GB)
2018
3:30.27
Here And Now (GB)
4yo 8-13 (2 of 16) 12/1
Harry Bentley
Ralph Beckett (GB)
2017
3:46.29
Magic Circle (IRE)
5yo 9-2 (13 of 14) 7/2F
Harry Bentley
Ralph Beckett (GB)
2016
3:30.03
Oceane (FR)
4yo 8-11 (17 of 15) 7/1
Fergus Sweeney
Alan King (GB)
2015
3:34.57
Heartbreak City (FR)
5yo 8-4 (3 of 15) 7/1
Franny Norton
A J Martin (IRE)
2014
3:33.60
Edge Of Sanity (IRE)
5yo 9-6 (7 of 16) 25/1
Paul Mulrennan
Brian Ellison (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap have been based:

  • GB: 12 winners with an additional 36 placings from 214 runners
  • IRE: 3 winners with an additional 1 placing from 13 runners
  • AUS: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap over the last 15 renewals is Ralph Beckett who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Magic Circle (2017) and Here And Now (2018). There are two trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 15 renewals in the York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap, Richard Fahey has sent a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst David O'Meara has sent out 10 without a winner.

Here are some of the top York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap trainer statistics over the last 15 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):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Ralph Beckett 9-2-2 +8.50 +2.69
Ian Williams 10-1-2 -4.00 -4.74
Brian Ellison 8-1-2 +18.00 +9.76
Alan King 5-1-1 +3.00 +0.38
John Quinn 4-1-3 +5.00 +5.44
A J Martin 3-1-2 +5.00 +3.44
John Best 2-1-1 +7.00 +4.00
Kevin Ryan 2-1-1 +7.00 +4.00
D K Weld 2-1-1 +3.50 +1.81
John Queally 1-1-1 +2.75 +1.72

York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap over the last 15 renewals with Joe Fanning, Jamie Spencer and Harry Bentley having all won the race two times. Joe Fanning winners have been with Broxbourne (2013) and Summer Moon (2020). Jamie Spencer's winners have been with Hawk Mountain (2010) and Arcadian Sunrise (2021). Harry Bentley winners have been with Magic Circle (2017) and Here And Now (2018). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap, Daniel Tudhope has ridden a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap jockey statistics over the last 15 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):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Joe Fanning 9-2-3 +17.00 +11.00
Jamie Spencer 9-2-3 +3.75 +1.72
Harry Bentley 5-2-2 +12.50 +6.69
Paul Hanagan 12-1-4 +9.00 +9.13
James Doyle 8-1-3 +1.00 +0.88
William Buick 8-1-2 -2.00 -2.43
Franny Norton 6-1-1 +2.00 -0.62
Paul Mulrennan 3-1-2 +23.00 +15.13
Rowan Scott 1-1-1 +8.00 +5.00
Daniel Tudhope 10-0-0 -10.00 -10.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 1, 7, 3, 1, 10, 3, 8, 13, 1, 3, 12, 6, 1, 12, 2

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 15 / 15 (67%) - Had 1 - 6 placings (Class)
  • 15 / 15 (77%) - Highest Placed is not G1-3/LST/Cl4-5
  • 15 / 15 (78%) - Highest Run is not G1-2/Cl3-4
  • 15 / 15 (83%) - No bigger than 16/1 (LTO)
  • 15 / 15 (84%) - No bigger than 25/1
  • 15 / 15 (85%) - Carried 124 - 160lbs (LTO)
  • 15 / 15 (86%) - Not on GS/FM/STD-SLW/STD (LTO)
  • 15 / 15 (86%) - Achieved a TS of 58+ (Last 3)
  • 15 / 15 (87%) - Achieved an RPR of 83+ (Class)
  • 15 / 15 (88%) - Had 1 - 10 placings (Hcps)
  • 14 / 15 (82%) - Placed within last 4 starts
  • 14 / 15 (85%) - Achieved an RPR of 90+ (Hcps)
  • 14 / 15 (86%) - No more than +14lbs (Vs Min Weight)
  • 14 / 15 (87%) - No bigger than 66/1 (Career)
  • 14 / 15 (89%) - No more than -5yrs (Vs Max Age)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the York racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap. How well do you know your horse racing? Are there certain types of races that you are unsure of? Why not take a look at this Types Of Horse Race article to familiarise yourself with the different types of racing, that is just one of many helpful horse racing articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 8+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +55.50 is when runners had 2 career places in the class. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 career places in the class, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-65.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 4 (6,1) [14 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 11 (7,2) [12 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 13 (12,14) [14 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 2 (6,17,9) [17 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 8 (13,15,12) [17 Runners]

The courses that have produced the most winners of the York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap are Goodwood and Ascot, there has been a total number of 4 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 14 winners from a total of 204 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 24 runners.

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap despite multiple attempts:

  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Teofilo (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • High Chaparral (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Cape Cross (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Dalakhani (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 15 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Edge Of Sanity in 2014, winning for Brian Ellison at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Paul Mulrennan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 15 renewals there has been a total of 4 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2024 York Ebor Festival Stayers Handicap.

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