57th John Smith's Cup

8th - 9th July 2016

York Racecourse





The informal party highlight of the year combines betting excitement and summer fun.

The Friday of the meeting offers a great start to a weekend of high quality racing as it contains the Group Three 888 sport Summer Stakes as well as the chance to relax into the weekend. Several of the other races are also supported by brands that are backing the charity of the grocery industry, GroceryAid; it all makes for an exciting day.
Ever since it was first run in 1960, the John Smith’s Cup has had a story to tell; 2015 saw Phillip Makin claim success aboard Master Carpenter, trained by Rod Millman returning to the York winners enclosure, ten years since success with popular stayer Sergeant Cecil.

Who will land the six figure prize and unique Wedgwood trophy this year? In the past finding the answer has produced some of the biggest gambles to hit the bookmakers; the roar when the favourite hits the front is spine tingling. A racegoer with an eye on the future can also pick up tips. 
The support of the Tadcaster brewer makes this the longest running sponsorship on the flat anywhere in the world and the event is one of Yorkshire’s finest.

Your VIP Hospitality will include:

  • Country Stand Badge
  • Car parking (1:2)
  • Champagne reception
  • Morning coffee &
  • Biscuits on arrival
  • Full 4 course gourmet lunch with wine
  • Liqueur & port
  • Full afternoon tea
  • Selection of wines
  • Complimentary bar
  • Grandstand viewing
  • York Raceday TV
  • Race cards

Earlybird Prices

  The Ebor Restaurant The Voltigeur Restaurant
Friday 8th July £235.00 £186.00
Saturday 9th July £249.00 £199.00


Prices are per person and plus VAT.

The Voltigeur Restaurant package does not include a complimentary bar

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact one of our 'Sales Team' on 01484 539 432