The one-mile-two-furlong John Smith’s Cup handicap is one the biggest races on the Knavesmire, regularly attracting the largest crowd of the year at the Yorkshire track. Dating back more than 60 years, the race enjoys the longest running commercial sponsorship in flat racing – a local brewery proudly associating itself with the new race in 1960, and still doing so today.
- John Smith’s Cup
- York Racecourse, Knavesmire Road, York, YO23 1EX
John Smith’s Cup Key Betting Trends
Six out of the last seven winners of the John Smith’s Cup have gone off at double figure odds, so an in-depth look at the history of the race can give you a few pointers. Seventeen of the last 20 winners have been aged five or younger with 13 of the last 20 drawn in stall nine or higher.
Free Bets and Betting Offers
Improve John Smith’s Cup odds with new customer offers. You can usually get £30 in free bets when they place their first £5 bet at Sky Bet, with Ladbrokes’ typically offering new customers £20 in free bets after betting their first £5. 888 Sport horse racing app typically offers £30 in free bets when you bet your first £10.
John Smith’s Cup Tips & TV Streaming
With no favourite winning the John Smith’s Cup since 2006, you’ll need some help to find a selection, and sites such as juicestorm.com breaks down the form of every runner before giving you its verdict on the John Smith’s Cup, and whether you need to back their selection each way.
The big races at the meeting are available on terrestrial channel ITV, while in-depth coverage of every race at York is provided by Racing TV.