‘Golden Oldies’ take centre stage in Doncaster’s seven-race programme on Wednesday 19 February, starting at 1.45pm.

The feature race, a Veterans’ Chase supported by Betdaq is for ten-year-olds and upwards over three miles and has prize money of £18,500, which should attract some well-known contenders.

Last year’s race included Auroras Encore, who went on to win the Grand National at Aintree. Trained near Bingley in West Yorkshire, Auroras Encore has recently been retired due to injury.

Altogether, Betdaq sponsors five races on Wednesday, including the opening race – a Novices’ Hurdle contest in conjunction with the European Breeders’ Fund (a qualifier in a national series which culminates in a £60,000 Final next month at Sandown Park).

The CGA Foxhunter Trial Hunters’ Chase could include contenders for the Foxhunter Chase at next month’s Cheltenham Festival – a race sponsored by CGA (the Country Gentleman’s Association), while Satellite Information Services (SIS) support a National Hunt Flat Race for young horses about to begin their careers over Jumps.

The giant screen, situated opposite the main stands will enable racegoers to see all of the action. A shuttle bus will be in operation from the railway station.

Doncaster racecourse’s very own free Cheltenham Festival Preview takes place in the Lazarus Stand after racing on Saturday, 1 March – William Hill Grimthorpe Chase Day.

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