Doncaster Racecourse – Home of St Leger Festival
One of the Country’s Oldest Centres for Horse Racing
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Doncaster Racecourse is famous for holding thirty-six race competitions and most importantly being home of the Racing Post Trophy and St Leger Stakes, the leading sporting event for 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 and the venue is considered as one of the top racecourses in Europe, as well as the finest in Yorkshire.
Eventmasters provide a range of 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, delicious afternoon teas and network with important clients over champagne receptions.
Doncaster Racecourse News and Updates
The William Hill St Leger Festival is coming back this September and like every year, the event is going to 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.
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History of the Racecourse
Doncaster Racecourse, also known as Town Moore course, is considered to be 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 in order to avoid failure.
St Leger Festival was first organised in 1776, when Colonel Anthony St. Leger found a race which involved five horses running. The race is still in existence today and is known as the oldest classic race in the world.
Doncaster was also used for military purposes during the First World War, 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, as well as classy dining experiences.