William Hill St Leger DaySaturday 16th September 2017

 

 

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The St Leger Festival’s flagship day brings the four days to a dramatic climax. The biggest day of the week and home to the World’s oldest Classic, the St Leger Stakes. The showpiece race consistently attracts some of the leading stables across the country and boasts a glittering roll of honour which is littered with some of the most acclaimed horses in history.

The British ‘Classics’ are five races known as the most prestigious in the horse racing calendar – the 2000 and 1000 Guineas start the season off at Newmarket, before the Derby and Oaks at Epsom in June. The Doncaster highlight forms the final leg of the Classic British ‘Triple Crown’ – an accolade last claimed in 1970 by Nijinsky.

A well-known racing saying states that “The fastest horse wins the Guineas; the luckiest the Derby – and the best horse wins the St Leger.” See the best on Town Moor this September.

 

Ticket Prices

Enclosure On The Day Price Advance Price
Premier £105.00 £92.50
County £67.00 £62.00
Grandstand £40.00 £35.00
Family £12.50 £12.50

 

 

Racing Details

TIME RACE DISTANCE VALUE (£) CLASS AGE
01:50 The William Hill Portland Handicap Stakes 5f 143y 60000 2 3+
02:25 The Alan Wood Plumbing And Heating Park Stakes (Group 2) 7f 6y 100000 1 3+
03:00 The Howcroft Industrial Supplies Champagne Stakes (Group 2) 7f 6y 75000 1 2
03:35 The William Hill St Leger Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) 1m 6f 115y 700000 1 3
04:10 The Napoleons Casinos & Restaurants Nursery Handicap Stakes 1m 19000 2 2
04:45 The P J Towey Construction Ltd Handicap Stakes (96-110) 1m 25000 2 3+
05:20 President Of The UAE Cup (UK Arabian Derby) (Group 1 PA) 1m 2f 80000 n/a 4
05:55 The Marra Falcons Handicap Stakes (96-110) 1m 3f 197y 20000 2 3+

 

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
  showers

Arabian Racing Organisation – President Of The UAE Cup (UK Arabian Derby)

The final Group 1 PA race of the UK Arabian racing season, it is confined to four-year-olds only and is run over 1m2f (2000m). It carries a prize fund of £80,000, with £40,000 to the winner.
Run as part of Doncaster’s William Hill St Leger Festival meeting.

For more details on Arabian Racing click here

 

 

Did you know…..St Leger Facts

  • The St Leger Stakes is the World’s Oldest Classic race and first run in 1776.
  • The most successful jockey was Bill Scott who won the race an impressive 9 victories between 1821 – 1841
  • The St Leger Stakes was devised by Anthony St Leger, an army officer and politician who lived near Doncaster.
  • The Great Voltigeur Stakes run at York Racecourse is classed as the St Leger trials race.
  • Our Silver Patriarch Bar located in the Family Enclosure is named after 1997 St Leger winner Silver Patriarch/
  • Masked Marvel, winner in 2011, made history with the modern day course record in a time just fractions over 3 minutes
  • Jockey Andrea Atzeni made it two consecutive wins with Kingston Hill in 2014 and Simple Verse in 2015.

 

Entertainment

Hi-Fi Deluxe

Location: Hallam FM Champagne Lawn

Doncaster-based band Hi-Fi Deluxe have an exceptional pedigree. The band members have performed and toured with greats like Steve Tyler form Aerosmith, Percy Sledge, Candi Staton, The Temptations, Ben E King, Smokey Robinson and Ronan Keating to name drop but a few! These globe-trotting musicians have also been on stage at renowned venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, The Jazz Cafe, The United Nations in New York, The Montreux Jazz Festival and even Disneyland!

HFD boast an incredibly impressive repertoire. Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Beyonce, Amy Winehouse, Daft Punk and Bruno Mars are just a few of the great artists covered but this funktastic 9 piece band. A delicious blend of Swing, Ska, Soul, Disco & Pop will leave you all breathless and if dancing on the ceiling were humanly possible, that’s where you’d be!

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Doncaster Jazz Youth Association 

Location: Grandstand Entrance

Passionate about music education and jazz, Doncaster Youth Jazz Association provides specialised individual tuition, instrumental masterclasses, ensemble workshops and performance opportunities via 3 ensembles for young musicians from a range of backgrounds and abilities.

Their 4th Alumni ensemble consists of mainly professional DYJA graduate musicians.

Since inception the Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra (DYJO) has received numerous Outstanding Performance awards at the National Festival of Music for Youth, the National Jazz Festival in Birmingham, and the Great North Big Band Festival. They were also voted the BBC Radio Big Band of the Year.

DYJO have performed a record 18 times at the Royal Albert Hall, at the United Nations in New York, Buckingham Palace, Ronnie Scott’s, the House of Commons and the Royal Festival Hall to name but a few.

Doncater Jazz Youth Association

 

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

SOLD OUT

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

 

LIMITED AVAILABILITY 

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 | £258.00 To book call 01302 304 200

SOLD OUT

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
Lincoln Restaurant | £255.00 To book call 01302 304 200

SOLD OUT

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

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