Betfred St Leger Festival To Host The Horsebox Hotel


15 August 2023

With hotels in hot demand for the Betfred St Leger Festival, Doncaster Racecourse has today launched a competition for one lucky winner and guest to win a night’s stay at the exclusive “Horsebox Hotel”. All you need to do is buy a raffle ticket from to secure your entry, with all funds going to the MND Association, a charity close to Racecourse organisers.*

Located right near the finish line in the heart of the action, Doncaster Racecourse has created the first ever “Horsebox Hotel” on site, a stunning converted vintage horsebox complete with beds, cooking equipment and outdoor furniture – giving two people the best seat in the house on Saturday 16 September and a unique view to witness the action, all without ever having to leave the Racecourse! 

The full prize consists of:

  • Full access to the Betfred St Leger Horsebox Hotel from 11:00am on Saturday 16 September until 10:00am on Sunday 17 September for two people
  • Overnight stay on Friday 15 September in the Hilton Garden Inn, to include dinner Friday night and breakfast Saturday 16 September for two people
  • County Enclosure admission tickets to Doncaster Racecourse Betfred St Leger Stakes Day on Saturday 16 September for two people
  • A picnic hamper and fully stocked fridge including beers, wine, soft drinks and bottle of Champagne, plus afternoon tea, to enjoy on Saturday 16 September in the ‘Horsebox Hotel’, whilst watching all the racing
  • Grandstand tickets to attend the St Leger Community Funday on Sunday 17 September
  • Breakfast in the Hilton Garden Inn on Sunday 17 September for two people

To enter, all you need to do is buy a ticket for The MND Association raffle from: The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Up to 40,000 racegoers are expected at the Betfred St Leger the Festival this autumn, in what is always a highlight of the flat racing season and one of the most prestigious weeks of the British horse racing calendar. The Betfred St Leger Festival features four days of action-packed racing and kicks off on Thursday 14 September with Ladies Day opening proceedings for the first time in its modern history.

Rachel Harwood, Executive Director of Doncaster Racecourse, said: “The work of the MND Association has been remarkable and we’re keen to do whatever we can to help raise valuable funds. The Horsebox Hotel will be a truly unique and brilliant experience for our guests, offering the chance to win the best seats in the house and a place to embrace the atmosphere of the Betfred St Leger Festival even when all the other punters have gone home! We’re encouraging everyone to give as much as they possibly can to support this wonderful charity, but it’s worth saying that this one-of-a-kind prize could be won for as little as a one-pound donation, and every penny given will help make a difference.”

Angus O’Donnell, Regional Fundraiser, Yorkshire and Humberside at the MND Association spoke about the activity: “We are so grateful to Doncaster Racecourse and the organisers of the Betfred St Leger Festival for their initiative to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association. The idea to stay trackside at the St Leger Festival, in a converted horsebox is a fun idea and we are hopeful that many racegoers will want to stay in it and enter the competition to win a night in it. MND is a devastating disease and unfortunately there is no cure and no effective treatments - but there is work underway in laboratories and clinics across the world to change that. The MND Association is a leader in the funding and promotion of cutting-edge MND research and as of 31 May 2023, we had a research grant portfolio of around £20.8 million. We can only invest in that level of work thanks to the support of people and businesses like Doncaster Racecourse and their generous network of customers, family and friends, who have chosen to support the work of the Association.  I am excited to see who the lucky winner is.” 

Tickets to attend the Betfred St Leger Festival are now available from just £16.00. Visit for more information or call the team on 01302 304200 to secure your place. 

Doncaster Racecourse St Leger Horsebox Hotel Terms and Conditions

1. The Promoter

The promoter is: Doncaster Racecourse Management Co Ltd: 4th Floor, Millbank Tower 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP.

2. The Competition

2.1 The title of the competition is the St Leger Horsebox Hotel. 

3. How to Enter

3.1 The Competition will run from 00:00 on 16 August 2023 (the "Opening Date") to 23:59 on 06 September 2023 (the "Closing Date") inclusive.

3.2 To enter the Competition, entrants must buy a raffle ticket (each ticket £1) from, while also registering with their full name, address, email address and telephone number (the “Entry/ies”). One winner will be picked out at random (the “Winner”). All Entries must be received by the Promoter by no later than the Closing Date. All Entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.

3.3 The Promoter will not accept responsibility for Entries that are lost, mislaid, or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.

3.4 By submitting an Entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

3.5 For help with Entries, please contact

3.6 One Winner will be selected by the Promoter at random. The Winner will then be contacted via email or telephone number, where they will be given 48 hours to redeem the Prize. If the initial Winner does not meet the criteria under Section 4 below, a new Winner will be chosen. 

3.7 By entering the Competition, you agree to sharing your data with the Promoter for marketing purposes.

4. Eligibility

4.1 The Competition is only open to residents in the UK aged 18 years or over. The following are not eligible:

(a) employees of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies (“Group Companies”);

(b) employees of partner associations and organisations of the Promoter or its Group Companies;

(c) employees of agents or suppliers of the Promoter or its Group Companies, who are professionally connected with the Competition or its administration; or

(d) members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above.

4.2 In entering the Competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim the Prize. The Promoter may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the Competition.

4.3 The Promoter will not accept Entries that are:

(a) automatically generated by computer;

(b) completed by third parties or in bulk;

(c) illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with;

(d) photocopies and not originals; or

(e) incomplete.

4.4 There is no limit to the amount of Entries you can make, as long as they follow the guidelines laid out in 3.2 and these Terms and Conditions.

4.5 The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the Competition.

5. The Prize

5.1 The prizes available to be won are as follows:

  • Full access to the Betfred St Leger Horsebox Hotel from 11:00 on Saturday 16 September until 10:00 on Sunday 17 September for two people;
  • Overnight stay on Friday 15 September in the Hilton Garden Inn, to include dinner Friday night and breakfast Saturday 16 September for two people;
  • Grandstand admission to Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday 16 September and Sunday 17 September;
  • A picnic hamper to enjoy on Saturday 16 September and an Afternoon Tea session; and
  • Breakfast in the Hilton Garden Inn on Sunday 17 September for two people.

(All to be referred to as “the Prize”)

5.2 The Prize is subject to availability. There is no cash alternative for the Prize.

5.3 The Promoter reserves the right to replace the Prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond the Promoter's control makes it necessary to do so.

5.4 The Prize is not negotiable or transferable.

6. Winner

6.1 The decision of the Winner by the Promoter is final, and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

6.2 The Promoter will contact the Winner personally as soon as practicable after the announcement of the Winner takes place, using the telephone number or email address provided with the Entry.

6.3 If you object to any or all of your name, county and winning Entry being published or made available, please contact the Promoter In such circumstances, the Promoter must still provide the information and winning Entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on request.

7. Claiming the Prize

7.1 As stated in 6.2, if you are the Winner, you will be contacted to claim the Prize.If you do not claim the Prize within 48 hours of the Promoter’s contact, your claim will become invalid.

7.2 The Prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf.

7.3 The Promoter will make all reasonable efforts to contact the Winner. If the Winner cannot be contacted or is not available or has not claimed their Prize within 48 hours of the Promoter’s contact, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the Prize to the next eligible entrant selected from the correct Entries that were received before the Closing Date.

7.4 The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the Prize.

8. Limitation of liability

Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the Winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the Prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

9. Ownership of Competition Entries and Intellectual Property Rights

9.1 The value of the Entry and any accompanying material submitted to the Promoter will become the property of the Promoter on receipt and will not be returned.

9.2 You agree that the Promoter may, but is not required to, make your Entry available on its website any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the Competition. You agree to grant the Promoter a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable right to use, display and publish your details if you are the Winner.

10. Data Protection and Publicity

10.1 The Promoter will only process your personal information as set out in the Privacy Policy here. See also condition 6.3 and condition 6.4, with regard to the announcement of the Winner.

11. General

11.1 If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these Terms and Conditions, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the Competition.

11.2  The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the Competition where it becomes necessary to do so.

11.3  These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by English law, both parties agreeing that any dispute, claim or other matter which arises between them out of or in connection with this Competition will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only.

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