Juddmonte International, York Ebor

The Group One Juddmonte International is the main race on the first day of York's prestigious Ebor meeting and kicks-off what is always a fantastic meeting which is always basked in glorious August sunshine.

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Run over 10 furlongs, the race attracts the best horses in the world at that distance and has a roll of honour what can be described as a who's who of middle distance top-class racing.

The race is also famous for being the race where the previously unbeaten Brigadier Gerard was tuned over by American bred Roberto in a thrilling finish.

Other impressive renewals include the 2000 race where Giant's Causeway routed his field, and the 2009 winner Sea The Stars, who won six Group One races in an incredible season, which included the Derby and Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe.

The 2012 renewal was perhaps the greatest race ever seen at not only in this race, but perhaps in the history of racing at York as arguably the greatest racehorse in history, Frankel, roared to a simply stunning victory.

The win was his first over 10 furlongs on his first step up from a mile, and was his 13th straight victory of his illustrious career. The world's best racehorse took the step up in distance firmly in his stride as he won by a huge margin in a race sponsored by his owner Khalid Abdullah.

The racecourse was packed to the rafters all of whom were adamant on getting a glimpse of the sensational specimen and he delivered in a way that the best in business only can.

Unfortunately, Frankel won't be returning to defend his title in 2013 due to his retirement to the stud field, which leaves the race open for a whole host of horses.

Perhaps one to keep an eye on next season will be three-year-old Mars, who could be set to take 2013 by storm for trainer Aidan O'Brien.