Style shines through at Ebor Festival despite chilly weather

Louis Steward, the winning jockey, and Johnny Murtagh, the winning trainer of the Ebor winner Mutual Regard, take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge on day four of 2014 Ebor Festival

Ladies enjoy themselves at York races.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9602236)

HIGH FASHION: A large hat on display at the races

Lizi Crocker and Bekki Fallon enjoy themselves at the festival

Ladies Day at York Races.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9577957)

Louis Steward the winning jockey and Johnny Murtagh the winning trainer of the Ebor winner Mutual Regard take part in the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' on Betfred Ebor Day during Day Four of the 2014 Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse,

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World class racing and eye catching fashion made up for disappointing weather as more than 70,000 people enjoyed the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival.

Some of the finest horses were seen by the thousands of people who put up with cold temperatures throughout the event at York Racecourse, which saw a bumper Ladies Day and thrilling races.

While the numbers did not quite reach what had been predicted in the build up to the prestigious event, those with an eye on the course went home happy as exciting races involving winners from the year's biggest events did not fail to impress.

James Brennan, spokesman for York Racecourse, said: "The quality of the horses this year has been as good as we have ever seen.

"We had three Derby winners with us , the King George winner and the English Oaks winner.

"There's been lots of great horses and many have had their reputations enhanced, and will go on to shine well into the autumn."

As for Thursday's Ladies Day, the weather may not have suited some of the dresses, but organisers were suitably impressed with the Yorkshire spirit on display to make sure everyone enjoyed their day out.

Mr Brennan added: "There's been some great stories, fashion and bright hats, and the fashion judge said to me that the ladies always look great at York, but the men have been wearing their own hats and shoes, so a big shout out must go to those who played their part in the fashion stakes.

"It wasn't a sun kissed ladies day that they had shopped for, but they still approached it with Yorkshire stoicism and it was very busy.

"People had their game faces on and by the time the evening came they were able to enjoy the sound of the band we had playing."

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10:53am Mon 25 Aug 14

marvell says...

Talking to businesses in town including pubs & restaurants they said it was a lot quieter than previous years. The expected bumper trading did not materialise.

Either way the racecourse have their cake & eat it. They serve punters alcohol all day, fill their tills to bursting then send them on their way often the worse for wear for the rest of the city to pick up the pieces. If they're not asked to contribute to policing costs not just around the racecourse but for the rest of town, then they should be.

If any other pub in town got thousands of customers drunk early evening then let them loose on the town they would be seen as a trouble spot and closely controlled.
Talking to businesses in town including pubs & restaurants they said it was a lot quieter than previous years. The expected bumper trading did not materialise. Either way the racecourse have their cake & eat it. They serve punters alcohol all day, fill their tills to bursting then send them on their way often the worse for wear for the rest of the city to pick up the pieces. If they're not asked to contribute to policing costs not just around the racecourse but for the rest of town, then they should be. If any other pub in town got thousands of customers drunk early evening then let them loose on the town they would be seen as a trouble spot and closely controlled. marvell
  • Score: 2

2:22pm Mon 25 Aug 14

yorknomadssociety says...

marvell wrote:
Talking to businesses in town including pubs & restaurants they said it was a lot quieter than previous years. The expected bumper trading did not materialise.

Either way the racecourse have their cake & eat it. They serve punters alcohol all day, fill their tills to bursting then send them on their way often the worse for wear for the rest of the city to pick up the pieces. If they're not asked to contribute to policing costs not just around the racecourse but for the rest of town, then they should be.

If any other pub in town got thousands of customers drunk early evening then let them loose on the town they would be seen as a trouble spot and closely controlled.
shut up moaning
[quote][p][bold]marvell[/bold] wrote: Talking to businesses in town including pubs & restaurants they said it was a lot quieter than previous years. The expected bumper trading did not materialise. Either way the racecourse have their cake & eat it. They serve punters alcohol all day, fill their tills to bursting then send them on their way often the worse for wear for the rest of the city to pick up the pieces. If they're not asked to contribute to policing costs not just around the racecourse but for the rest of town, then they should be. If any other pub in town got thousands of customers drunk early evening then let them loose on the town they would be seen as a trouble spot and closely controlled.[/p][/quote]shut up moaning yorknomadssociety
  • Score: 14

2:47pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Woody G Mellor says...

yorknomadssociety wrote:
marvell wrote:
Talking to businesses in town including pubs & restaurants they said it was a lot quieter than previous years. The expected bumper trading did not materialise.

Either way the racecourse have their cake & eat it. They serve punters alcohol all day, fill their tills to bursting then send them on their way often the worse for wear for the rest of the city to pick up the pieces. If they're not asked to contribute to policing costs not just around the racecourse but for the rest of town, then they should be.

If any other pub in town got thousands of customers drunk early evening then let them loose on the town they would be seen as a trouble spot and closely controlled.
shut up moaning
Yes, stop saying how it really is. You know some people can't handle it.
[quote][p][bold]yorknomadssociety[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marvell[/bold] wrote: Talking to businesses in town including pubs & restaurants they said it was a lot quieter than previous years. The expected bumper trading did not materialise. Either way the racecourse have their cake & eat it. They serve punters alcohol all day, fill their tills to bursting then send them on their way often the worse for wear for the rest of the city to pick up the pieces. If they're not asked to contribute to policing costs not just around the racecourse but for the rest of town, then they should be. If any other pub in town got thousands of customers drunk early evening then let them loose on the town they would be seen as a trouble spot and closely controlled.[/p][/quote]shut up moaning[/p][/quote]Yes, stop saying how it really is. You know some people can't handle it. Woody G Mellor
  • Score: -32

8:33pm Mon 25 Aug 14

yorkandproud says...

yorknomadssociety wrote:
marvell wrote:
Talking to businesses in town including pubs & restaurants they said it was a lot quieter than previous years. The expected bumper trading did not materialise.

Either way the racecourse have their cake & eat it. They serve punters alcohol all day, fill their tills to bursting then send them on their way often the worse for wear for the rest of the city to pick up the pieces. If they're not asked to contribute to policing costs not just around the racecourse but for the rest of town, then they should be.

If any other pub in town got thousands of customers drunk early evening then let them loose on the town they would be seen as a trouble spot and closely controlled.
shut up moaning
"If any other pub in town got thousands of customers drunk, and let them loose on the town". The pubs in town do it every Saturday, so,don't give us that. We've all seen the hoards of Stag and Hen parties shouting and bawling their way back to the Railway Station every weekend. They are all guilty, so don't single out the racecourse. Basically people just drink too much nowadays.
[quote][p][bold]yorknomadssociety[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marvell[/bold] wrote: Talking to businesses in town including pubs & restaurants they said it was a lot quieter than previous years. The expected bumper trading did not materialise. Either way the racecourse have their cake & eat it. They serve punters alcohol all day, fill their tills to bursting then send them on their way often the worse for wear for the rest of the city to pick up the pieces. If they're not asked to contribute to policing costs not just around the racecourse but for the rest of town, then they should be. If any other pub in town got thousands of customers drunk early evening then let them loose on the town they would be seen as a trouble spot and closely controlled.[/p][/quote]shut up moaning[/p][/quote]"If any other pub in town got thousands of customers drunk, and let them loose on the town". The pubs in town do it every Saturday, so,don't give us that. We've all seen the hoards of Stag and Hen parties shouting and bawling their way back to the Railway Station every weekend. They are all guilty, so don't single out the racecourse. Basically people just drink too much nowadays. yorkandproud
  • Score: 17

9:13pm Mon 25 Aug 14

notmyrealname says...

can the Racecourse arrange for the litter which is still down Albermarle Road 3 days later arrange for it to be cleaned ?. The pigeons got most of the chips and sick but still numerous beer cans !!
can the Racecourse arrange for the litter which is still down Albermarle Road 3 days later arrange for it to be cleaned ?. The pigeons got most of the chips and sick but still numerous beer cans !! notmyrealname
  • Score: 7

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