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York Racecourse prepares for final day of Ebor Festival
YORK Racecourse is preparing itself for the busiest day of the Ebor Festival today.
The final day of the four-day festival will see the running of the Betfred Ebor, the richest flat race handicap in Europe, with prize money of £250,000.
Yesterday, about 17,000 people attended the third day of racing, about 3,000 more than the equivalent day last year.
James Brennan, a spokesman for the racecourse, said: “It’s stayed dry and been a little more overcast than in the past. The Fashion At The Ebor tent has continued at a pace.
“We have seen our richest and fastest race – today we see our most famous race with the Betfred Ebor.
“It’s a race lots of people have affection for. It will be a ticklish one to solve for the punters.”
The weather forecast for today is overcast with showery spells and a temperature of 19C.
Among the crowd yesterday was The Press’s racing correspondent Tom O’Ryan, who is continuing to recover after being badly injured when he was hit in the back by a fence post while cutting grass at his home at Brawby, near Malton, last May.
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