Gentlemen's DayFriday 15th September 2017



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The penultimate day of the iconic Festival attracts some of the most prestigious racing of the week, with the Doncaster Cup, the oldest race currently run under the Rules of Horse Racing, taking centre-stage.

In 2017 we will once again enjoy the unique blend of world-class racing, vintage sports cars and all the
ingredients for a great day out with colleagues and friends. Be in with the chance of winning great prizes if you are crowned best dressed Male.

The two-and-a-quarter mile Doncaster Cup is one of the premier races for ‘long-distance’ horses. This takes place as the final leg of the ‘stayers’ Triple Crown, following on from the Ascot Gold Cup and the Goodwood Cup at Glorious Goodwood.

Friday also features a duo of top-class races for two-year-old horses –  Flying Childers Stakes and the May Hill Stakes


Lakeside Village Best Dressed Male

Do you have what it takes to become the 2017 Best Dressed Male? This year, Lakeside Shopping Village have sponsored the contest where 10 finalists go forward for the coveted title.

Click here for details of how to enter and a list of prizes > 2017 Lakeside Village Best Dressed Male

Below: 2016 winner Jack Parks


Racing Details

01:20 The Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange Flying Scotsman Stakes (Listed Race) 7f 6y 30000 1 2
01:50 The Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes (Group 3) 7f 6y 60000 1 3+
02:25 The Wainwrights Flying Childers Stakes (Group 2) 5f 3y 70000 1 2
03:00 The William Hill Mallard Handicap Stakes (91-110) 1m 6f 115y 40000 2 3+
03:35 The Doncaster Cup Stakes (Group 2) (British Champions Series) 2m 1f 197y 100000 1 3+
04:05 The Gary Reid Memorial British Stallion Studs Ebf Maiden Stakes (Plus 10 Race) 1m 15000 3 2
04:35 The Lakeside Village Outlet Shopper Handicap Stakes (91-105) 6f 111y 20000 2 3+
05:10 The Coopers Marquees Classified Stakes (0-85) 1m 2f 43y 15000 3 3+


Ticket Prices

Enclosure On The Day Price Advance Price
Premier £85.00 £77.50
County £59.50 £54.50
Grandstand £35.00 £30.00
Family £10.00 £10.00


Going Report

DONCASTER (Updated: 6:40) Soft, Good to Soft in Places
  (GoingStick: 6.9 on Wednesday at 06:30)
  Stalls: Straight course stands side
  Stalls: Round course inside
  The round course will be railed out from about 1m2f until
  the round joins the straight.
  Race 6 about 6 yards added
  Friday 7.6 mm of rainfall temp high +18
  Saturday 5.2mm of rainfall
  Sunday Dry
  Monday 17mm of rainfall
  Tuesday 2mm of rainfall after a dry day with strong winds.
  Wednesday dry with strong winds at 06-30 a remote risk of



Live Music

Krazy Keys

Location: Hallam FM Champagne Lawn

An eclectic repertoire covering modern pop, dance and rock to the old school funk hits, this dynamic 4-6 piece suit any audience!

Having performed all over the world alongside artists such as Mariah Carey, Bruno Mars and John Newman, The Krazy Keys boast decades of stage experience! This dynamic band have also taken part in the X Factor, Eurovision and The London Olypmics and have appeared at The Hammersmith Apollo, Ronnie Scotts, Wembley Arena, Shepherds Bush Empire and The Ritz Hotel to name but a few!

Founded by professional musicians, The Krazy Keys have also played at festivals featuring the likes of  Billy Idol, Maroon 5, Scissor Sisters, Cynikal, Franz Ferdinand and!



New York Brass Band

Location: Roaming throughout the day

New York Brass Band are North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band. Hailing from the ancient streets of York the band are at the forefront of a funky brass revolution that is sweeping the UK. Inspired by Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Hot 8, Youngblood and Brassroots, NYBB pack a powerful punch of relentless drums, rumbling tuba and wailing horns… nothing kicks a party into gear like the sound of a smokin’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz Band

New York Brass Band is a powerhouse 7-piece, with a line-up of percussion, sax, trumpets, trombones and sousaphone. The band take its inspiration from contemporary New Orleans musicians, but have a repertoire that ranges from Marvin Gaye to George Michael, from Cee-Lo Green to Stevie Wonder, with some funky, gritty northern originals thrown in for good measure.

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Dress Code

Premier and Mallard Restaurant – Smart. No jeans, sportswear or trainers. Gentlemen must wear a jacket and tie.

County Enclosure & Private Hospitality – Smart. No jeans, sportswear or trainers. Gentlemen must have a collared shirt.

Please note all transactions are subject to a £2.50 administration charge.

Children under 18 go free when accompanied by an adult. ID may be required.

Terms & Conditions

No refund shall be given in respect of any unused part of any badge or other entitlement. Click here for our full terms and conditions.

Admission Packages

Limited to ensure the very best service and experience, our Premier Enclosure is located on the third floor of the main stand. Experience the wonderful atmosphere of a raceday from our fabulous glass fronted Premier Suite. The dress code is smart with strictly no jeans, sportswear or trainers and Gentlemen must wear a jacket and tie. Under 18’s enjoy free entry (dress code applies). *Terms and Conditions apply


Our County Enclosure is the ultimate viewpoint for racing and gives you access to all areas on the course. This is the place to be seen with access to the exclusive Champagne Lawn and The Old Weighing Room Restaurant. The dress code is smart with strictly no jeans, sportswear or trainers and Gentlemen must wear a collared shirt. Under 18’s enjoy free entry (dress code applies). *Terms and Conditions apply

Our Grandstand Enclosure is located at the heart of the racecourse. Outdoor you can access the Parade Ring, Winning Post and Winners Enclosure. Move inside to the hall and you’ll find a great choice of places to eat and drink. Grandstand Enclosure customers are welcome to enjoy the facilities of our Family Enclosure. Under 18’s enjoy free entry. There is no dress code for this enclosure. *Terms and conditions apply

Our Family Enclosure is the place to be to enjoy a great value day out. This is the only part of the racecourse where you’re able to bring your own food along – so come with a picnic (but remember, you’re not allowed to bring alcohol on to the racecourse). There is no dress code for this enclosure.

Hospitality Packages

Conduit Restaurant | £213.00 To book call 01302 304 200


Still stylish and a touch more relaxed than the Lincoln Restaurant, the Conduit Restaurant is located on the second floor of our main stand.

Your Package Includes:

  • County Enclosure Admission Ticket
  • Three-course Lunch
  • Raceday Programme
  • Fully Inclusive Bar
  • Table Service Drinks
  • Totepool Betting Facility
  • A dedicated table for the entire day

The Mastery Restaurant is carefully positioned in the center of the course to provide an extraordinary view of the winning line, and guests will have use of an exclusive lawn rolling from the restaurant doors to the running rails. Guests can soak up the atmosphere of Yorkshire’s biggest raceday as world-renowned horses and jockeys take to the turf just meters away.

Your package includes:

  • Coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • Welcome drink
  • Three-course chef’s buffet
  • After-lunch coffee
  • Light afternoon tea
  • Cash bar with table drinks service
  • A dedicated table for the entire day
  • Parties of less than 12 may be on a shared table
Lincoln Restaurant | £210.00 To book call 01302 304 200


Enjoy fine dining and all the frills in this prestigious restaurant experience…exclusive to the St Leger Festival.

Your package includes:

  • Premier Enclosure Admission Ticket
  • Champagne on Arrival
  • Three-course Fine Dining Menu
  • Classic Afternoon Tea
  • Raceday Programme
  • Exclusive Outdoor Viewing Terrace
  • Table Service Drinks (Cash Bar)
  • Totepool Betting Facility
  • A dedicated table for the entire day

The Old Weighing Room Restaurant and Bar with a beautiful art deco lounge and contempary dining room, has stunning views across the Hallam FM Champagne Lawn.

Your Package Includes:

  • County Enclosure Admission Ticket
  • Three-course Fine Dining Menu
  • Half a bottle of Champagne
  • Raceday Programme
  • Table Service Drinks
  • Totepool Betting Facility
  • Reserved Table for 2 Hours