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Doncaster Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

Home to the oldest British Classic, the St Leger, Doncaster offers top quality action on the Flat and over the sticks. Well known for its excellent drainage, the ground rarely turns testing putting the emphasis on basic speed rather than stamina. The four-day St Leger Meeting in September is one of the most popular Festivals and features a clutch of Group and Listed races. Over the jumps, the Skybet Chase in January is always a competitive affair and remains one of the highlights of the National Hunt season.

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Contact and Location

Doncaster Racecourse, Leger Way, Doncaster DN2 6BB. United Kingdom.
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The Effect of the Draw

Low numbers can be favoured on the soft so watch out for soft ground whenever there's a big field on the straight course. On faster ground, the draw doesn't make much difference. Low numbers are best in big fields on the round course. Concentrate on stalls 1-8 in straight-course races on soft ground (eighteen runners), cross out the top six stalls when fourteen runners over the round mile and the top eight stalls with more than eighteen runners.

Local Knowledge


  1. Hampson Cars Wedding Car Hire (0.4 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1302 349999

  2. J & L Private Hire (0.4 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1302 561179

  3. Dp travel 5/6/7/8 seaters available (1.1 miles away)
    Tel: +44 7747 023017

Places to Stay

  1. Grand St Leger Hotel (0.6 miles away)
    Bennetthorpe, Doncaster DN2 6AX, UK
    Tel: +44 1302 364111

  2. Danum Hotel (1.5 miles away)
    High Street, Doncaster DN1 1DN, UK
    Tel: +44 1302 342261

  3. Premier Inn (1.6 miles away)
    4 High Fishergate, Doncaster DN1 1QZ, UK
    Tel: +44 871 527 8302

Places to Eat

  1. Frankie & Benny's UK (0.4 miles away)
    Bawtry Road, Doncaster DN4 5NW, UK
    Tel: +44 1302 534946

  2. Whitby's Fish & Chip Restaurant (0.5 miles away)
    The Old Fire Station, Leicester Avenue, Doncaster DN2 6DR, UK
    Tel: +44 1302 308130

  3. Brewers Fayre - Cheswold Lodge (0.6 miles away)
    Doncaster Leisure Park, Herten Way, Bawtry Road, Doncaster DN4 7NW, UK
    Tel: +44 1302 533000