Home of the oldest of Britain’s classic races. The St Leger was established in 1776. As well as the premier racing event on the Autumn racing calendar, Doncaster Races host 36 race fixtures a year, some of which include evening concerts. It’s not only about racing, Doncaster Racecourse also plays host to many conference and events throughout the year.
When there’s a race meeting on a Shuttle Service runs between the Racecourse and Doncaster Interchange. The shuttle bus will commence from the Interchange at the time of the gate opening and will continue until 30 minutes before the first race. The return journey (which will stop at a designated point at the sound of the bell) will start just after the penultimate race and continue until approximately one hour after the last race. If there is entertainment following racing the service will continue until this has finished.
What is the best thing about the place/attraction?
It must be either the St Leger Festival, with four days of quality racing or race meetings that finish with entertainment in an evening Some of the bands that have already played at Doncaster Racecourse include Madness, Sir Tom Jones, Happy Mondays to Olly Murrs.
Why not get your glad rags on for the St Leger Festival’s Ladies Day? It’s the ultimate in glitz and glamour and it’s one of the region’s biggest social occasions. With three quality restaurants to choose from or a large range of bar and snacks, there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes.
When is the best time to visit?
There’s nothing beats a day at the races on a nice summer’s day, sitting out on the champagne lawn having a prosecco or two. But with 36 fixtures throughout the year, if you are an avid race goer, you can attend in every season.
Restaurants, bars, conference facilities. The Hilton Garden Hotel is based at the race course and is the perfect base for racegoers.
Designated disabled parking, in close proximity to the main entrance.
Majority of facilities at ground level with wheelchair access to main public areas via automatic doors.
Large lifts to all floors.
Disabled lift to Grandstand viewing area and disabled viewing stand overlooking the track.
Disabled toilet facilities inside, or in the near vicinity of, all public convenience areas throughout the racecourse.
Part of the Radar National Key Scheme (NKS) which offers disabled people independent access to locked public toilets around the country.
Registered Personal Carers assisting one or more disabled visitors will receive free entry upon presentation of official Personal Carer ID. Please inform the racecourse beforehand if you require any further assistance.
If you go there, don’t miss…
Putting on a bet, it’s part of the experience and you don’t have to go mad, you can bet as little as £2. Rather than looking at the odds just go with a name or the colour of the jockey’s silks - you might have just as much luck!