Racecourse Launches Leger Legends Racecard Competition


23 June 2023

Doncaster Racecourse has launched a search for the Cities most imaginative and creative primary school children to create a special design to be displayed in the Leger Legends racecard during the famous St Leger Festival, which takes place in Doncaster from 14-17 September.

The racecard for Leger Legends Day, which concludes the St Leger Festival on Sunday 17 September, will be purchased by thousands of racegoers visiting the racecourse to experience the family-friendly fixture which features the Legends Charity Race for ex-professional jockeys and plenty of entertainment for all the family.  

The competition, open to children attending a Doncaster Primary School aged 4 – 11, is asking for designs that capture the essence of the theme for this year’s St Leger Festival, ‘Made in Doncaster’. It should be eye-catching, represent all things that are great about the local area and have a supporting story of the city means to the budding artist. The design will be chosen by a panel of Festival organisers and will be announced on social media.

The winning designer will receive a Family Pass to the St Leger Festival Leger Legends Day, food court vouchers to redeem on the day and a framed copy of the fixture’s racecard containing their design. A unique mural of the design will also be created in the Grandstand Enclosure for customers to admire for years to come.

In addition, the winning designer’s school will also be rewarded with a cheque for £500. Each student in their class will also receive a Leger Legends pass and an invitation to a behind-the scenes tour of the racecourse and an informative talk with Racing to Schools about the history of the St Leger on Wednesday 13 September.  

The competition was initially set to conclude this Friday, however due an impressive number of entries, Doncaster Racecourse has decided to extend the competition for an extra two weeks to allow as many children and schools to submit their unique racecard.

Rachel Harwood, Executive Director of Doncaster Racecourse, said: “This year, as we celebrate everything Made in Doncaster, we want to create an event that encapsulates the spirit of our local community. We want to encourage people from the local region to join together for a four-day festival that will live long in the memory. "

“We also want to inspire the next generation as they get to witness the stars of our sport, equine and human, live in action whilst enjoying an incredible atmosphere."

“Therefore, we decided that our local community should play a part in a very important piece of our raceday. We are really looking forward to seeing the entries come in and starting the journey which will conclude when the St Leger Festival begins on Thursday 14 September.” 

To enter, please mail your entries to, send via post to Doncaster Racecourse, The Grandstand, Leger Way, Doncaster DN2 6BB or drop them off at the main reception between 8am-6pm Monday – Friday. For postal entries, please include contact details in your entry. 

To create your entry, please use the template available to download here.

The competition will now close for entries on Thursday 20th July at 17:00. We look forward to receiving your entries.

Competition rules:

  • The competition is open to anyone attending a Doncaster Primary School aged 4 – 11.
  • All competition entries must be submitted on the attached template either via e-mail, post or drop off at the racecourse reception.
  • The competition will  close for entries on Thursday 20th July at 17:00
  • Any entries received after this time will not be entered into the competition.
  • The design must include the Doncaster Racecourse logo and be submitted 
    via the template provided.
  • The prizes are non-refundable and cannot be transferred.
  • By entering the competition the winning school agrees to allow the Doncaster Racecourse PR team to present a cheque to the school, and a press release with a photo of the check presentation to be sent to local media. The photo will also be used on our social media channels, and may be used in the racecard and on the On-Course TV screens around the Doncaster Racecourse site.


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