Doncaster Racecourse

in Doncaster

Address: Doncaster Racecourse, Leger Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 6BB, United Kingdom

Phone: 01302 304200

Email: info@doncaster-racecourse.co.uk

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A friendly Yorkshire welcome awaits you at Doncaster Racecourse – home to the World-famous St Leger Festival.

Doncaster Racecourse is a Group 1 racecourse and one of the oldest racecourses for horse racing in Britain. The busiest dual-purpose racecourse in the UK, Doncaster typically hosts 37 National Hunt and Flat race meetings throughout the year. Racedays at Town Moor have been attracting appreciative crowds for centuries and Doncaster has long been regarded as one of the finest racecourses in Europe and the best place for horse racing in Yorkshire.

History

Steeped in over 400 years of history, the St Leger Festival features the World’s oldest Classic – the St Leger Stakes, which was founded in 1776 by Colonel Anthony St. Leger.

A Classic is a long-standing Group 1 horse race that is run during the traditional Flat racing season.

A Triple Crown in horse racing is a term used for three Classic races that combine into one achievement. Winning three Classics in a single season means a horse has won the Triple Crown – one of the rarest accomplishments across sport. It requires strength, stamina, luck and determination for a horse to win the three biggest races in its career and the horse usually goes down in history as a legend of the sport.

The English Triple Crown comprises the 2000 Guineas Stakes, taking place in late April/early May at Newmarket; the Derby, ridden over one and a half miles at Epsom in early June; and the final leg is the St Leger Stakes, held over 1 mile six and a half furlongs at Doncaster.

The English Triple Crown has been in existence since 1809 but only a handful of horses have ever won the prestigious prize. The last Triple Crown winner was Nijinsky in 1970, where jockey Lester Piggott rode the three-year-old to victory. Nijinsky was the first horse in 35 years to win the English Triple Crown and the feat hasn’t been repeated since.

A well-known racing saying states that “The fastest horse wins the Guineas, the luckiest the Derby – and the best horse wins the St Leger”.

Another highlight of the St Leger Festival is the Doncaster Cup, which was first run in 1766 – 10 years before the inaugural running of the St. Leger, and is the oldest horse race, still run under British horse racing rules in racing history.

Facility

The newly-named Eco-Power Stand boasts stunning private hospitality suites, three restaurants and a wide range of places to eat and drink. The Leger Stand in the County Enclosure also offers private hospitality boxes with fantastic views of the finish line from your own private balcony. A dress code applies to the Premier and County Enclosures and hospitality suites. For a more relaxed raceday experience, the Grandstand and Family Enclosures allow you to dress-down, while still getting up close to all the action in the Parade Ring, the Pre-Parade Ring and on the track.

Families are always welcome and children age 17 and under come racing for FREE when accompanied by an adult (excluding Live After Racing) with free children’s entertainment on our popular Family Fun Racedays. Those aged over 60 receive 50% off raceday tickets in the Grandstand and Family Enclosures when they are booked on the day – making a day at the races a great value day out for the whole family! With racing every month – from midweek fixtures to weekend and evening racedays, and live music and entertainment at our key fixtures, there is a raceday for everyone to enjoy!

Outside of racing, Doncaster Racecourse is renowned for hosting exceptional corporate events, conferences, weddings, private parties, exhibitions and the infamous ‘Christmas Live’ party nights in December. Located in the heart of the City of Doncaster, the racecourse is a convenient venue for the nearby cities of Sheffield and Leeds, while links to the A1, M1, M18 and M62 make it easily accessible to other areas of the UK. By train, Doncaster Racecourse is only 1 hour and 40 minutes away from London Kings Cross and with meeting and event space for up to 3,000 guests, Doncaster Racecourse really is the perfect venue for all your event requirements.

Accessibility

  • On-Site Parking
  • Designated parking close to the main entrance
  • Accessible toilet facilities throughout
  • Part of the Radar National Key Scheme (NKS)
  • Large lifts to all floors
  • Accessible viewing areas
  • Most facilities at ground level
  • Personal Assistant tickets

Hilton Garden Inn at Doncaster Racecourse

The Hilton Garden Inn at Doncaster Racecourse is positioned to give impeccable views of the finish line and breathtaking sweeping views of the historic track. Each of the 154 rooms are incredibly comfortable and feature blackout blinds, mini-fridge and LCD TV, along with complimentary WiFi. The Hilton Garden Inn also boasts an award-winning hotel restaurant, complimentary fitness centre, 24-hour business centre and on-site parking.

Whether you’re a racing enthusiast, a corporate group or visiting us with family or friends, at Doncaster Racecourse we guarantee a warm welcome and a great day out!

Pricing info

General admission advanced ticket prices range from £15 – £131.

There are a limited number of ‘A Day at the Races Grandstand Packages’ available each raceday, which include a Grandstand admission ticket, a racecard, a welcome drink (beer, wine or soft drink) and a traditional pie.
Accompanied under 18’s are free.

Opening hours

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm
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Racedays & Fixtures

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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Saturday, May 18, 2024

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May 18th, 2024 4:00pm
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Friday, May 31, 2024

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May 31st, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Saturday, June 01, 2024

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June 1st, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Friday, June 28, 2024

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June 28th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Saturday, June 29, 2024

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June 29th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Friday, July 05, 2024

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July 5th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Sunday, June 16, 2024

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June 16th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Thursday, July 11, 2024

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July 11th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Saturday, July 20, 2024

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July 20th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Thursday, July 25, 2024

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July 25th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Saturday, August 03, 2024

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August 3rd, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Saturday, August 17, 2024

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August 17th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Saturday, September 14, 2024

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September 14th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Saturday, December 14, 2024

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December 14th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Sunday, December 29, 2024

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December 29th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Thursday, September 12, 2024

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September 12th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Friday, September 13, 2024

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September 13th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Sunday, September 15, 2024

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September 15th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Friday, October 25, 2024

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October 25th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Saturday, October 26, 2024

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October 26th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Saturday, November 09, 2024

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November 9th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Friday, November 29, 2024

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November 29th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Saturday, November 30, 2024

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November 30th, 2024 12:00am
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Horse Racing at Doncaster on Friday, December 13, 2024

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December 13th, 2024 12:00am

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