What's On

Thu 06 Feb 2020

Winter Warmers Raceday

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Enjoy an afternoon of quality National Hunt Racing at Town Moor.

This race day features a full card of National Hunt racing plus a range of warming winter dishes and delicious beverages to keep you warm throughout the day.

Wed 19 Feb 2020

Winter Warmers Raceday

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Enjoy an afternoon of quality National Hunt Racing at Town Moor.

This race day features a full card of National Hunt racing plus a range of warming winter dishes and delicious beverages to keep you warm throughout the day.

Fri 28 Feb 2020

888sport Grimthorpe Raceday

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Don't miss Doncaster's last National Hunt meeting of the 2019/20 season, the prestigious Grimthorpe Chase with an exciting Irish twist.

The opening day of the Grimthorpe Chase Race Meeting attracts the UKs leading jockeys, trainers and owners. The feature race of the day is the Class 3 Mares' Handicap Hurdle which is a qualifier for the Challenger Mares' Hurdle Series Final that takes place at Haydock in April 2020.

Over many years the Grimthorpe Chace meet at Doncaster has been the perfect Grand National Trial opportunity and the race days have kick-started the career of many fascinating horses including Cloudy Lane, The Last Samurai and many more.

Sat 29 Feb 2020

888sport Grimthorpe Chase Raceday

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Don't miss Doncaster's last National Hunt fixture of the season, the prestigious Grimthorpe Chase with an Irish twist! For those who love a good party, we have an Irish band performing in the Grandstand Hall live after racing!

Attracting some of the UK's top trainers and jockeys, we are sure to have an action-packed 2 days of National Hunt Racing on Town Moor!

Widely regarded as the perfect trial for The Grand National, Grimthorpe Chace is ran over 3 miles and 2 furlongs and is worth a whopping £55,000. Many horses who have tasted success at Grimthorpe have gone on to do amazing things including horses such as, Definitely Red, The Last Samurai and many more. Jockey Craig Nichol emphatically won the 2019 Grimthorpe Chase in style.

Thu 12 Mar 2020

Afternoon Jumps Racing

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An afternoon of Jumps Racing at Doncaster Racecourse

Sat 28 Mar 2020

UNIBET Lincoln Raceday

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The flat is back with the Unibet Lincoln Raceday. Officially opening the UK flat turf season, the Unibet Lincoln Raceday showcases world-class racing on Town Moor.

The highlight of the race card is the Unibet Lincoln, a heritage Handicap worth £100,000 in prize money. The Unibet Lincoln was transferred to Doncaster in 1965 and has grown in popularity throughout the years.

Jockey James Doyle made it 2 for 2 having won back in 2018 on Adeybb and then again in 2019 on Charlie Appleby trained horse Auxerre.

The UNIBET Lincoln is a race meet rich in history and is one half of the Spring Double with The Grand National held 2 weeks later. The only jock to have ever won both legs was Dave Dick way back in 1956.

Entertainment for the UNIBET Lincoln includes music from Brass Band 'Flat Cap Brass' and a live performance from Chasing Mumford, The Official Mumford & Sons Tribute.'

Sun 29 Mar 2020

Unibet Lincoln Magic & Wizardry Family Fun Day

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Our Family Fun Racedays prove very popular with the whole family and this year we are inviting all families to enter the Magical World of Racing!

Along with an afternoon of thrilling flat racing, we have entertainment for the whole family. On arrival visit Professor Dumblecaster and his magical cap, little ones can then make their own wand and lear a spell or two, before Professor Pout inducts them into the Magical World of Racing.

Take a turn on a FREE Unicorn Ride (even the ponies are joining in), but beware of the smoke breathing dragon, with his impressive 18ft wings who will be making appearances throughout the day, as he hunts down his baby dragon...2 dragons yikes!

To top the day off, there's all the fun of the fairground, and glitter face painting provided by Hallam FM's Street Team. Wise Owl Bird of Prey Rescue will also be joining us, a great opportunity for little ones to come face to face with a variety of owls.

However don't forget to catch the train on time, the perfect opportunity for photos!

Fri 24 Apr 2020

Polypipe Charity Raceday

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Afternoon racing at Doncaster Racecourse

Sat 25 Apr 2020

Gin & Prosecco Raceday

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The Gin & Prosecco Raceday at Doncaster Racecourse

Sat 02 May 2020

DMRC Charity Race Evening

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Evening Racing at Doncaster Racecourse

Fri 05 Jun 2020

Weston Park Charity Race Evening

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Evening racing at Doncaster Racecourse

Sat 06 Jun 2020

Rum & Reggae Raceday

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Afternoon racing at Doncaster Racecourse

Sun 14 Jun 2020

Family Fun Day

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Doncaster's Family Fun Day

Fri 26 Jun 2020

Summer Raceday

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Doncaster's Summer Raceday

Fri 03 Jul 2020

Racing Welfare Raceday

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Doncaster's Racing Welfare Raceday

Thu 09 Jul 2020

Summer Raceday

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Doncaster's Summer Raceday

Thu 23 Jul 2020

Evening Racing

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Evening racing at Doncaster Racecourse

Sat 01 Aug 2020

Unison Raceday

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Unison Raceday at Doncaster Racecourse

Wed 09 Sep 2020

DC Training Leger Legends Day

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The opening day of the 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 National Horseracing 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

Thu 10 Sep 2020

DFS Ladies Day

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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 2020.

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 ...

Fri 11 Sep 2020

Gentlemans Day

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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 2020? Dust off your finest suit and shine those shoes for your chance to win some amazing prizes and claim the Best Dressed Male Crown.

Sat 12 Sep 2020

St Leger Day

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The flagship day of the St Leger Festival, St Leger Day attracted 27,688 racegoers to Doncaster Racecourse in 2019 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, St Leger Day is an unbelievable social occasion featuring fashion, live entertainment, music and plenty of Pimms and Champagne in the sunshine.

Fri 23 Oct 2020

Vertem Trophy

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The opening day of the two day Vertem Futurity Trophy Festival

Sat 24 Oct 2020

Vertem Trophy Raceday

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The Vertem Trophy Raceday

Sat 07 Nov 2020

November Handicap

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November Handicap Raceday at Doncaster Racecourse

Fri 27 Nov 2020

Winter Jumps Raceday

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Jumps Racing at Doncaster Racecourse

Sat 28 Nov 2020

Winter Jumps Raceday

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Jumps Racing at Doncaster Racecourse

Fri 11 Dec 2020

Christmas Jumpers

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Winter Jumps Racing from Doncaster Racecourse

Sat 12 Dec 2020

Christmas Jumpers

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Winter Jumps Racing from Doncaster Racecourse

Tue 29 Dec 2020

New Years Raceday

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Winter Jumps Racing from Doncaster Racecourse

Enclosures

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.

Doncaster Racecourse, The Grandstand, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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 alex.robinson@doncaster-racecourse.co.uk.

ROAD DIRECTIONS

The racecourse is also only a short distance from the motorway network, and the M1, M18, A1M and the M62 are all easily accessible.

Parking

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.

Dress Codes

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.

Racecourse Information

The History

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.