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The Ladbrokes St Leger Festival is the jewel in the crown of horseracing in Yorkshire and the showpiece of Doncaster’s social calendar.
Racegoers enjoy a delightful blend of history, quality racing and live entertainment across the four-day extravaganza.
Since the first running of the St Leger in 1776, racegoers from all over the country have been drawn to Doncaster to capture a taste of the unique atmosphere.
The famous Festival is one of the highlights of the Flat racing calendar. The crescendo builds to Saturday, when the flagship event – the Ladbrokes St Leger– takes centre stage. The Ladbrokes St Leger is the world’s oldest Classic and can boast a truly outstanding heritage. It is the last of the five British Classics run each year.
The Festival also has plenty high-class supporting races, with the features being the Scarbrough Stakes and Leger Legends Charity Race (Wednesday), the Park Hill Stakes and the May Hill Stakes on Ladies Day (Thursday), the Flying Childers Stakes and the Doncaster Cup on Doncaster Cup Gentlemen’s Day (Friday), plus the Champagne Stakes and Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes on Saturday, Ladbrokes St Leger Day.
For more information including Fashion, Racing and History, please see the full guide here.
Karen can usually be found glued to her computer or at the stables. Having edited several national magazines she co-founded Eclipse Magazine in 2008 after realising that many of her friends were nervous about going racing due to lack of information – what to wear, how to bet etc.
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