COMING up this Friday and Saturday is the last chance to enjoy racing action at York in 2019.

Over October 11 and 12, there will be prize money in excess of £400,000 on offer.

Since 2014, the prize money for these two days has almost doubled in value, with all races seeing a boost in that time.

The feature of Friday - a handicap for three-year-old stayers, backed by returning sponsor at York, RaceBets - is among the 23 races of the York season to have at least a six-figure prize pot, offering £100,000.

Only in its fifth year, this race is intended to provide an autumn opportunity for the highly-rated horses that may well have competed in the Sky Bet Melrose Stakes at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival.

Last year’s winner, Elegiac, for trainer Mark Johnston, pictured, has had a truncated 2019 campaign.

The feature race of the Saturday meeting - the ultra-competitive Coral Sprint Trophy - is also worth £100,000. Last year’s victor, Major Jumbo, has represented Kevin Ryan’s yard with credit in several Group 1 sprints this season.

ITV cameras will be at the track for both days.

l Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire