Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

York Back Winner

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

York Back Winner

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The spectacular pounds 20m. Ebor Stand, record prize money of pounds 783,000 and a string of top class entries will ensure York's three-day May Festival will get off to a flying start on Tuesday.

There are seven races each day, starting at 1.30pm, with the highlight being the pounds 145,000 Tote Dante Stakes, the most valuable of the Derby trial held in this country.

Last season this famous Group Two race went to Moon Ballad, who went on to win the richest race in the world, the Dubai World Cup last March.

Runner-up Bollin Eric, trained at Malton by Tim Easterby, gained Classic glory in the St Leger at Doncaster.

Audience could bid to get his Vodafone Derby claims back on track in the Dante following a poor run in the Sagitta 2000 Guineas.

The colt was a fancied outsider for the colts' classic over the Rowley Mile last Saturday after winning both his starts last season but suffered interference in the race and was only 15th behind Refuse To Bend. …

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