Hosting 37 race days across the National Hunt and Flat seasons, Doncaster Racecourse is one of the busiest racecourses in the UK.
Steeped in history, it is home to the world’s oldest classic race, the St Leger Stakes, first run in 1776. We are proud to host The St Leger Festival among many other popular race meetings.
From the flat season-opening Unibet Lincoln to the group one contest The Vertem Futurity Trophy and the four-day showpiece the St Leger Festival, racegoers have the opportunity to witness a thrilling flat season.
Not to forget the incredible line up of National Hunt fixtures such as the SkyBet Chase and the 888 Grimthorpe Chase.
Doncaster’s most famous race, the St. Leger Stakes was first held in 1776 and the 240th running took place in 2015. The champions of the British Flat season receive their respective trophies on the final day of the season at Doncaster (Saturday, 7 November).
Doncaster staged Britain’s first-ever Sunday meeting on 26 July 1992, while racing over Jumps on Town Moor began in 1947. The Great Yorkshire Chase (now the Sky Bet Chase) was abandoned in 1952, owing to the recent death of King George VI.
The last horse to win the coveted ‘Triple Crown’ of the 2,000 Guineas, Derby and St. Leger was Nijinsky (ridden by Lester Piggott) in 1970. In 2012, Camelot – having won the first two legs – had to settle for second place in the St. Leger behind Encke.