York's Chief Executive William Derby, is to travel the world early in the New Year, in a bid to attract horses from across the globe to these shores next summer to take on the pride of Britain.
Hopes are rising that the Australian wonder mare Winx will come to the UK next summer. Whilst the emergence of Champion pair Cracksman and Enable, who both stay in training next year, present a once in a lifetime opportunity.
William Derby, who is also Clerk of the Course at York admits those two horses, and the racecourses well established one million pound showpiece, the Juddmonte International, present a massive opportunity.
He's been speaking with Mike Vince.
The course enclosure project is now underway, full information here and Head of Marketing, James Brennan updates building work and other projects developing before the racing action returns 16 May 2018.
As the end of 2017 fast approaches, Head of Marketing, James Brennan shares some final reflections on 2017 and the star horses going forward.
Three British trained horses will line up in the Breeders Cup Mile in Del Mar California on Saturday as part of a battalion of European Invaders at the worlds richest race meeting.
Ribchester, trained by Richard Fahey is the likely favourite while also making the
trip from Yorkshire is Suedois, trained by David O'Meara.
He's already claimed one huge prize in America this season, taking the Group 1 Shadwell Mile at Keenland.
He'll again be ridden by O'Meara's stable jockey, and York's Living North Champion Jockey for 2017, Danny Tudhope who spoke as he prepared to get on a plane across the pond.