DC Training Leger Legends DayFeatured Event
The opening day of the William Hill St Leger Festival, Leger Legends Day, kicks the 4-day extravaganza off with a bang as retired celebrities of the saddle dust off their breeches and return to action on Town Moor.
The Leger Legends charity race is a contest run on the straight mile and helps raise money for Doncaster's own Northern Racing College and Jack Berry House, a rehabilitation facility for injured jockeys.
First run in 2010, the Leger Legends race is the only British charity race for ex-professional jockeys. Previous winners include industry legends AP McCoy, Joseph O'Brien, Brian Harding and Julie Krone.
Growing in popularity year after year, Leger Legends Day is a brilliant opener to the historic festival. The day also features a packed 7-race card throughout the afternoon.
DFS Ladies DayFeatured Event
One of the most glamorous social occasions in the racing calendar, DFS Ladies day features world-class racing, fantastic fashion, brilliant entertainment and delicious food and drink.
Fashionable Ladies from across the region will be upping their efforts to stand out in the style stakes, in a bid to claim the coveted Best Dressed Lady title and win a bumper prize package so make sure you get your best dress and heels at the ready!
Naturally, there will be an abundance of the finest fillies out in force, hoping to secure the Best Dressed Lady crown. The winner of the coveted title will then go on to represent Doncaster Racecourse in the final of Yorkshire's Best Dressed Lady in October of 2019.
Attracting more than 15,000 people from across the country, DFS St Leger Ladies Day at Doncaster Racecourse is a day not to be missed!
Get your heels at the ready girls ...
Gentlemen's DayFeatured Event
Gentlemen's Day attracts some of the most prestigious racing of the week, with the Doncaster Cup, the oldest race currently run under the Rules of Horse Racing taking centre-stage.
Do you have what it takes to be crowned Best Dressed Male 2019? Dust off your finest suit and shine those shoes for your chance to win some amazing prizes and claim the Best Dressed Male Crown.
St Leger DayFeatured Event
The flagship day of the William Hill St Leger Festival, St Leger Day attracts more than 25,000 racegoers to Doncaster Racecourse to witness the St Leger Stakes, the world's oldest classic horse race.
Bringing the four-day festival to a dramatic climax, the St Leger Stakes attracts some of the leading stables across the country and boasts a glittering roll of honour, which is littered with some of the most acclaimed horses in history.
As well as the St Leger stakes, the Festival's showpiece day also features top-class races including the Group 2 Champagne Stakes and the fast and furious, ultra-competitive sprint - the Portland Handicap.
In addition to world-class racing, the William Hill St Leger Day is an unbelievable social occasion featuring fashion, live entertainment, music and plenty of Pimms and Champagne in the sunshine.
The Vertem Very Different Stockbrokers RacedayFeatured Event
Enjoy an afternoon of quality flat racing on Town Moor. Opening two days of exciting flat racing during Friday and Saturday, this raceday promises to wow the crowds with seven exciting races on the card.
Under 18s go FREE!
Vertem Futurity TrophyFeatured Event
Attracting some of the UK's leading trainers and horses, the Vertem Futurity Trophy is the last Group 1 race of the season and attracts the best two years olds in the country, including several horses aimed at next years Epsom Derby.
Established in 1961, five winners have subsequently achieved victory in the following year's Epsom Derby. The first was Reference Point (1986-87) and the most recent was Camelot (2011-12).
Perhaps one of the most exciting Group 1 races is recent history, the 2018 Vertem Futurity Trophy saw Magna Grecia cruise to victory, giving Aidan O'Brien his ninth win in the final Group 1 of the season.
The 2019 flat season comes to an exciting end with 7 quality races at the popular November Handicap Raceday. The feature race; the November Handicap won by Royal Line under Robert Havlin in 2018 from a 23 strong field, is always a thrilling spectacle.
Friday 29th November
Saturday 30th November
Friday 13th December
Saturday 14th December
Sunday 29th December
Where to be for the best views
THE PREMIER SUITE
The glass fronted Premier Suite treats guests to unparalleled views of the racing from an exclusive area with a private bar. Situated on the third floor of the Lazarus Stand, the suite ensures exclusivity, first class service and maximum comfort. For these reasons, the number of guests is limited and early booking is advisable. The Dress Code for the Premier Suite is smart attire, and no Jeans, Sportswear or Trainers are to be worn. Gentlemen must wear a Jacket and Tie. It is important to note that this dress code also applies to children.
THE COUNTY ENCLOSURE
The County Enclosure at Doncaster Racecourse provides modern and comfortable facilities across three floors of the Lazarus Stand, and offers a host of bars and restaurants. However, there is much more to a County Enclosure Badge than access to the enclosure itself. Guests will also gain viewing access to the Saddling Boxes, Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure, as well as entry to the Hallam FM Champagne Lawn, home to the The Old Weighing Room Restaurant and Champagne Bar. Smart attire is expected of all guests (including children) attending the County Enclosure. Gentleman must wear a collared shirt, whilst Jeans, Sportswear or Trainers are not permitted.
THE GRANDSTAND ENCLOSURE
Doncaster Racecourses Grandstand enclosure has a fantastic variety of bars and places to eat - all situated on the ground floor of the Lazarus Stand. The seated Food Court provides the perfect menu for food on the go. It should be noted that the enclosure is both spacious and modern, and includes an al-fresco seated terrace overlooking the course, Saddling Boxes, Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure. Guests will also have direct access to the betting ring and plenty of uncrowded space outside when cheering on their punt. There is no dress code for this enclosure.
THE FAMILY ENCLOSURE
The Family Enclosure is particularly easy going, and is perfect for a family day out at Doncaster Racecourse. Enjoy a picnic together or perhaps head to the Silver Patriarch Bar whilst your children delve into the onsite entertainment. And for those feeling lucky - a Tote betting facility, on course bookmakers and an ATM are also available nearby. There is no dress code for this enclosure.
How to find us
Doncaster Racecourse is easily accessible by road, railway and air. Just a stone's throw from Doncaster Rail Station and Robin Hood Airport, the course can be reached comfortably both for UK visitors as well as those situated overseas. As part of the main London - Edinburgh line Doncaster can be reached in as little as 1 hour 30 mins from London and 3 hours from Edinburgh. The racecourse is only 2 and ½ miles away and a shuttle bus is available on racedays, running at regular intervals at just a £2.50 return price.
If flying in to Robin Hood Airport, you will be able to reach the racecourse easily with a journey distance of less than 7 miles.
If travelling by helicopter, please contact Alex Robinson for landing permission on 01302 304 200 or email email@example.com.
The racecourse is also only a short distance from the motorway network, and the M1, M18, A1M and the M62 are all easily accessible.
Car Parking is free if parking just outside the festival in car park C and can be found just opposite the junction at Wickes on Leger Way. To park inside the premises, passes for car park A can be obtained for £5 per vehicle from the the racecourse reception either in advance or on the day.
What to wear
If you are booking a package for the Grandstand and Family enclosure no particular attire is necessary. However, if heading to any of the County Enclosure or Private hospitality, gentlemen must wear a collared shirt and ladies are to be smartly dressed. No trainers, sports wear or jeans are allowed. If staying in the Premier Enclosure or and Restaurants, a Jacket and tie is required for men, whilst Ladies should wear smart attire. Again trainers, sports wear or jeans are not allowed. It is important to note that these dress codes also apply to children.
Situated in the centre of the UK, Doncaster is home to one of the UK's, top courses, and boasts some of the leading events on the horse racing calendar. Also known as Town Moor, the course hosts 2 of the UKs Group 1 Flat Races; both the St Leger and the Racing Post Trophy are established names - the former first running over Cantley Common in 1766. As the final leg of Britain's Stayers’ Triple Crown, the Group 2 Doncaster Cup as part of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival is sure to provide you with a memorable experience, with stunning scenery on showcase from the main grandstand. The highly anticipated St Leger Stakes also falls in the week of St Leger Festival and is the final leg of the English Triple Crown. The Group 1 race was introduced a decade after the Doncaster Cup and holds the accolade of being the world's oldest classic horse race. As arguably one of the focal points of the racing calendar, the Ladbrokes St. Leger Festival in September is certainly not one to miss. Ladies, be sure to prepare yourself for the famous DFS Day midway through the festival. A team of independent fashion scouts will be present to choose who they believe to be the best dressed of the day.
Another highly anticipated event for the real racing enthusiasts is the Racing Post Trophy. As the UK's last group race of the season, the group 1 Classic takes place every October and offers next season's hopefuls an opportunity to showcase their talent, and one which, judging by previous years, has proved definitive in determining a future champion. However, it would be unwise to look no further into Doncaster history. The racecourse regularly hosts events such as the popular tattoo festival, plays host to many business meetings and offers live music and many activities for children. A £34 million refurbishment has only heightened Doncaster’s ranking amongst the world's top racecourses. Amongst the developments includes the impressive five storey grandstand.