Home of St Leger Festival
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Doncaster Racecourse is famous for holding thirty-six race competitions and, most importantly, being home to the Racing Post Trophy and St. Leger Stakes the leading sporting event for the Autumn season.
Doncaster Racecourse setting is ideal for corporate entertainment, offering guests an exciting and atmospheric experience, as it has for many years. For centuries, the racecourse at Doncaster has been drawing enthusiastic audiences. The venue is considered one of the top racecourses in Europe and the finest in Yorkshire.
Doncaster Racecourse Hospitality
The William Hill, St. Leger Festival, is coming back this September, and like every year, the event will be the highlight of the Autumn Sporting Calendar! After more than four hundred years of racing, St Leger is still one of the most fabulous race weeks of the horse racing calendar in the UK and held at the beloved Doncaster, one of the oldest racecourses in Britain.
Each year the venue attracts over 25,000 racegoers from all over the region and beyond. Visitors to Doncaster will have the chance to experience top-class horse racing, enjoy live entertainment, and leave with memories that they will remember for years.
Eventmasters provide a range of Doncaster hospitality packages for you to entertain your important clients and guests at the fabulous Doncaster Racecourse. Our mission is to make sure visitors experience the event in VIP style as they indulge in luxury diners, and delicious afternoon teas and network with essential clients over champagne receptions.
Hospitality for The St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse
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History of the Racecourse
Doncaster Racecourse, also known as Town Moore course, is considered one of the oldest and biggest racecourses in Britain.
The venue is owned by the largest racecourse operator in the UK, Arena Racing Company. Doncaster has been hosting horse racing events since the 16th century. In fact, during 1600, the company decided to end the racecourses due to hooliganism. However, the decision was overturned in 1614, when the corporation had to mark out a race to avoid failure.
St Leger Festival was first organised in 1776 when Colonel Anthony St. Leger found a race that involved five horses running. The race is still in existence today and is known as the oldest classic race in the world.
During the First World War, Doncaster was also used for military purposes, so Newmarket hosted all substitute races from 1915 to 1918.
Doncaster Racecourse underwent a £34 million redevelopment project, and the venue has never looked so great. In the centre of the new development, racegoers can now view an exceptional five-storey grandstand. The main stand offers new luxury private suits and a wide range of facilities for food and drinks and classy dining experiences.
Travelling to Doncaster Racecourse
Please use the map provided by Google for further information.
How do I get to Doncaster Racecourse by car?
You can find the Doncaster Racecourse just off Junction 32 of the M1 motorway, junction 3 or 4 of the M18, junction 36 of the M1M and you can also access the venue from the M62 road. Parking at the racecourse is free in Car Park C and outside of the Leger Festival.
How do I get to Doncaster Racecourse by train?
The closest train station to the Doncaster Racecourse is Doncaster Train Station, which is a half hour walk (1.5 miles) away from the venue. Trains run regularly to and from this station. If you do not want to walk, there are several shuttle bus services in the local area that will take you to the racecourse.
How do I get to Doncaster Racecourse by bus?
Buses are available via the Frenchgate Interchange that stop next to the Doncaster Racecourse. These bus services are running from B3 (left of the Doncaster Train Station Concourse) on a regular basis approximately every 15 minutes. The specific services available are the: 21, 25, 29, 98 and 99.
How do I get to Doncaster Racecourse by shuttle bus?
There is also a shuttle bus service on offer between the Doncaster Exchange and Racecourse for all races. Shuttle bus services will begin at the Doncaster Interchange around half an hour ahead of the Racecourse gates opening and services will continue until just a few moments after the penultimate race of the day has concluded.
Doncaster Racecourse FAQs
When do the gates open and close at the Doncaster Racecourse?
Gates usually open two hours before the first race starts. In some cases (festival fixtures, feature fixtures) gates could be opened earlier than this. For normal events, it will close shortly after the final race. If special events are happening such as live after racing or other special occasions will see the gates close 90 minutes after the final race and after the live performance.
Do I need to take a lateral flow test before I go to the Doncaster Racecourse?
This is not mandatory but it is recommended that you do so for the safety of you and others.
Do I need to wear a face mask when at the Doncaster Racecourse?
Face masks are recommended to be worn in crowded areas and inside buildings.
Where are the Wheelchair accessible viewing areas at the Doncaster Racecourse?
Wheelchair accessible viewing spots are available in the main stand with access available to all of the levels of the main and Leger stands.
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