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Two jockeys racing past the grandstand at Doncaster Racecourse.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

November Handicap

Sat 07 November 2020
The William Hill St Leger trophy
The William Hill St Leger trophy
Founded In 1776

The world’s oldest classic.

St Leger History

Doncaster Racecourse - Home Of St Leger
Steeped in over 400 years of history, the St Leger Festival is the world’s oldest classic. Founded in 1776 by Colonel Anthony St. Leger, the l St Leger Festival is the highlight of Doncaster’s year, acclaimed as the premier sporting occasion of the Autumn calendar.
The St Leger trophy

Previous Winners

  • 2020 - Galileo Chrome | Tom Marquand | Joseph O'Brien | Galileo Chrome Partnership
  • 2019 - Logician | Frankie Dettori | John Gosden | Khalid Abdullah
  • 2018 - Kew Gardens | Ryan Moore | Aiden O’Brien | Smith / Magnier / Tabor
  • 2017 - Capri | Ryan Moore | Aiden O’Brien | Smith / Magnier / Tabor
  • 2016 - Harbour Law | George Baker | Laura Mongan | Jackie Cornwell
  • 2015 - Simple Verse | Andrea Atzeni | Ralph Beckett | QRL / Al Thani / Al Kubaisi
Leger Legend Jockeys at St Leger Festival 2019

St Leger Legends

First run in 2010, the race has grown rapidly in stature whilst capturing the attentions of the national racing media. The likes of Mick Kinane and the most successful lady jockey of all time, Julie Krone, have both lifted the Leger Legends accolade. In 2015, 20 times National Hunt Champion Jockey and legend of the racing World, Sir A P McCoy OBE, took the crown.

The Doncaster Cup on a table

The Doncaster Cup

One of the highlights of the Leger Festival is the Doncaster Cup, which was first run in 1766. First staged 10 years before the inaugural running of the world’s oldest Classic, the St. Leger, the Group Two feature today forms part of the Quipco British Champions’ Series and is the final leg of the prestigious stayers’ triple crown.

Frankie Dettori after winning the William Hill St Leger Festival

St Leger Day

The British 'Classics' are five races known as the most prestigious in the horse racing calendar. 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”.

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