York’s Betfred Dante Meeting: The Big Races


After a fantastic week on the Roodee at Chester, the attention of racing punters now turns to the Knavesmire in York.

It is, of course, their eagerly anticipated Dante Meeting where the Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes headlines the three-day meeting.

With the action getting underway on Wednesday 17th May, you’ll be sure to see an increase in traffic during what is one of the most exciting three days in the North’s racing calendar.

There are three big races that are sure to catch the punters eye, but what do you need to know about them?

Well, that’s where we come in.

We’ve previewed the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes, the Betfred Dante Stakes and the Betway Yorkshire Cup below, so there’s no need to worry about being left in the stalls this week.

Tattersalls Musidora Stakes

Frankie Dettori is pretty much a household name in the UK these days, and that’s a positive for you this week when it comes to attracting new customers during York’s Dante meeting.

His celebrity status means he’s a usual pick for many of the racegoers who are sure to get new accounts up and running in the next few days.

This race, the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes, is on that Frankie Dettori has had plenty of success in. Winning it four times in his career, including in 2015 with Star of Seville and in 2016 with So Mi Dar.

That means he’ll be well fancied to go well once again this Wednesday, and his early booking on board Shutter Speed suggests he fancies his chances at making it a hat-trick of Musidora victories.

Betfred Dante Stakes

Established in 1958, the Betfred Dante Stakes serves as one of the hottest Derby trials in the country.

Named after the Yorkshire-trained winner of the Derby substitute in 1945, a total of ten winners have gone on to win the Dante and the Derby at Epsom in the same year.

After originally being run as a Group Three race, the Betfred Dante now holds Group Two status and attracts some of the best horses in the world, including the likes of Golden Horn.

This year promises to be no different with entries from the yards of Aiden O’Brien, Saeed bin Suroor and Sir Michael Stoute to name just a few.

Betfred is sure to be offering extra value on Betfred Dante day, so keep your acquisitions at the front of the game by promoting Betfred’s daily boosts and pushes.

Betway Yorkshire Cup

Friday’s feature is one of the biggest in the Yorkshire racing calendar, and one that will definitely drive traffic in your direction.

This year the Yorkshire Cup is sponsored by bookmakers Betway, with the race opened to horses aged four years or older. It makes up the first part of the British Champions Long Distance Cup, which is the championship series for staying horses.

It is a race that has been dominated by trainer Sir Michael Stoute in recent years, winning it in 2009, 2014 and 2015. He has a runner for the Queen in the big race this year, with Dartmouth entered after winning both the Ormonde Stakes at Chester, and the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot last year.

It will be a well-fancied runner in the famous purple and red silks of Her Majesty, and one that will certainly provide plenty of opportunities for more traffic to head your way this week.

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