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Beer, betting and dressing fancy returns to York for the Bronte Cup

Betting and beer return to York this weekend as The William Hill Bronte Cupmakes takes place for the second time on Saturday.

Jockey’s from all over the country will be competing in various events for cash prizes as large as £90,000. 

The William Hill Extra Place Races Everyday Stakes kicks off the event at 2:00pm, where the winner will be awarded £25,000 in a 7-furlong race.

The main event is set to start at 3:05pm which will be The William Hill Bronte Cup, which saw Precious Ramotswe race to victory thanks to the hard work from jockey Robert Havlin and trainer Josh Gosden. 

The Bronte Cup was introduced in 2018 as it was part of the plan by the European Pattern Committee’s to improve the race programme for stayers in Europe.

York racecourse is known for being one of the best racecourses in the country and brings people from all over the UK to enjoy a weekend of dressing up smart, potentially winning some money and having a good laugh.

The final race starts at 5:25pm which is the John Wright Electrical Gentleman Amateur Riders Stakes.

If you are planning on attending the races this Saturday, we would advise you to leave plenty of time before getting there as there will be a demand for taxi services. 

As we know betting is addictive and there is no such thing as a ‘certain winner’. So please gamble responsibly and have a look at this guideif you are concerned about the amount you are gambling.

The weather is due to be cloudy with potential rain so make sure you have your umbrella’s ready just in case. 

Expect bars and restaurants to be busy throughout the weekend as there will be a considerate amount of people venturing towards the center as the evening progresses.