Category Archives: Doncaster

ICONIC BRITISH MUSIC ACT TO PLAY AT DONCASTER RACECOURSE IN SUMMER 2018

 Doncaster Racecourse, home to world class racing and summer venue to global music stars, is delighted to announce a DJ set from British music act, Chase and Status, as the first of their 2018 summer music events. 

Chase and Status, who have been a mainstay in the British summer music festival scene for several years, will bring a show stopping dance set to the Town Moor Turf after the Construction Index Race Evening on 30 June 2018.

“Chase and Status are a massive British music act who have collaborated with iconic names such as Emili Sande and Craig David and are known for creating a fantastic party atmosphere with their MC led set,” said Abby Chandler Head of Marketing Doncaster Racecourse. “We look forward to welcoming them to the venue for an after party to remember this summer.”

 Chase (Saul Milton) and Status (Will Kennard) met at University in Manchester and formed the group in 2003. Their unique sound has seen them secure seasons at clubs in Ibiza as well as creating four best-selling albums. 

“This is the first announcement from our 2018 summer season and we are looking forward to sharing the other in the coming weeks,” said Abby. “Once again some household names will be visiting Doncaster to bring a festival feel to a handful of our summer race meetings.”

Abby concluded; “The Music Live race meeting events are hugely popular both with Doncaster people, race goers and those that gather a group of friends together to enjoy an evening out. As always, we urge people to book tickets early to avoid disappointment.” 

Music Live will take place on 19th May, 30th June and 18th August in 2018. 

Tickets went on sale at 9am on Monday 18 December to previous Doncaster Racecourse customers, with tickets on general sale from Wednesday 20 December.

 

Details and timings will be released closer to the event.  Further information, for all events and race meetings at Doncaster Racecourse can be found by visiting https://www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk/whats-on/

BONFIRE CIRCUS EXTRAVAGANZA COMES TO TOWN

 Bonfire Night has been a traditional British celebration for many years and this year a circus theme fireworks extravaganza is to be hosted at one of the town’s favourite attractions.

 Doncaster Racecourse, in conjunction with Hallam FM, will hold its glittering ‘Firework Spectacular’ event on Saturday 4th November with the family friendly event culminating in a musical firework display at 7.30pm,  which visitors will enjoy from a covered viewing area guaranteeing enjoyment, come rain or shine! 

“Bonfire Night is always great fun for all the family and we are keen to keep this tradition going strong in the town,” said Abby Chandler Head of Marketing at Doncaster Racecourse. “Our event has been carefully thought out to ensure all members of the family can come along and have some fun.” 

Attractions and activities at the event include Mr Dan’s Circus Company where children will be encouraged to have a go in the Circus Workshop, face painting, fairground rides and stalls, and a fire trickster. Furthermore, a fancy dress competition will take place for those attending in circus themed costume. 

“We encourage families and groups of friends to get together and come and enjoy a fun few hours on home turf this Bonfire Night,” said Abby. “And remember, almost all entertainment is free once you’ve paid for your admission ticket including the firework display and huge children’s disco that will be taking place in the main hall.” 

Tickets can be pre-booked or purchased on the night. A family ticket (for 4 people) costs just £10. Individual tickets are available.

Fairground ‘Happy Hour’ will take place between 5.00pm and 6.00pm where small rides will be £1.50 and large rides £2.00. 

The event starts at 5pm and concludes at 8pm. 

For more information and to buy tickets visit http://www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk/whats-on/event/fireworks-spectacular-in-conjunction-with-hallam-fm/

2017 ST LEGER STAKES TROPHY UNVEILED DAYS BEFORE COVETED RACE

The coveted St Leger stakes trophy has had, as tradition dictates, its central element re-designed for this weeks 2017 William Hill St Leger Festival by Sheffield Silversmith Chris Knight.

Since 2007, when the new trophy was designed after the construction and redevelopment of Doncaster Racecoourse, a silversmith or sculptor receives the commission each year to create a new central element to the trophy – the part of the trophy which the lucky winner gets to keep – which, this year, renowned silversmith and original designer Chris Knight brings to life with his creative talent.

“Our Perpetual Trophy has over the years become something of a talking point and we are delighted with this year’s Yorkshire inspired element designed by Alison Counsell and manufactured by Chris Knight, both from Sheffield,” said Abby Chandler Head of Marketing at Doncaster Racecourse. “And, so that everyone involved in the 2017 William Hill St Leger Trophy win can have a small memento, a graphic image of the design has been engraved on the awards for the winning trainer, jockey and groom.”

Alison has taken inspiration from the original trophy in 2007 which encompassed elements of Yorkshire including the iconic Yorkshire rose. This has been represented for the 2017 trophy by the use of silver with the petals of the rose rippling around the dish like ribbons.

“Racegoers on the Saturday, William Hill St Leger Day, will be able to see this iconic trophy presented after the world’s oldest classic has been run,” said Abby. “It’s always a special moment in our racing calendar at Doncaster and this fantastic trophy by Alison and Chris will only serve to reinforce its heritage and history in the horse racing industry.”

The William Hill St Leger Stakes, part of the British Champions Series, will take place at 3.35pm

Selected tickets are still available and can be obtained by visiting http://www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk/st-leger/