Cazoo St Leger Festival

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29 July 2022

Cazoo St Leger Festival #JoinTheJourney & experience the final Classic of the British Flat Racing Season. 

Yorkshire's Classic Horse Racing Experience

Doncaster Racecourse’s Cazoo St Leger Festival, is once again set to be one of the highlights of the British flat racing calendar and the region’s social event of the year. The Cazoo St Leger Festival welcomes visitors in the first week of September, offering racegoers and jubilant crowds the chance to experience a little piece of horse racing history each year. 

The Cazoo St Leger Festival offers an extensive array of enclosures and packages to offer an experience which can be tailored to each racegoer’s needs - a day out not to be missed!

An intoxicating mix of superb horse racing and sparkling hospitality, the Cazoo St Leger Festival draws in tens of thousands of guests each year, at what is one of Britain’s most popular racecourses. 

Expect to see some famous faces, fantastic hats and plenty of happy customers at the Cazoo St Leger Festival. With everything from a sumptuous seven course taster menu in the VIP Sky Garden, to alcohol free zones in our Family Enclosure, the Cazoo St Leger Festival really is an event for everyone! 

The famous Cazoo St Leger Day (the highlight of the Festival, run on Saturday 10th September) was a sell out last year, so grab your tickets quick to avoid any disappointment!

The World’s oldest Classic race and final Classic Flat race of the revered British Flat racing season, The Cazoo St Leger is the showpiece fixture of Doncaster’s prestigious Flat racing season, which starts with The Lincoln in March and traditionally closes with the November Handicap. 

Day 1 - Leger Legends Day

The Cazoo St Leger Festival kicks off with a bang when retired legends of the saddle dust off their breeches and return to action in this unique charity race, a contest run on the straight mile, raising money for a range of racing charities. 

The race has been won in the past by some of the biggest names in the racing world, including Sir AP McCoy, Joseph O’Brien and Julie Krone and sits alongside the Sceptre Stakes, run over seven furlongs, as a day one highlight for racing fans.

Day 2 - Ladies Day

The ultimate in glitz and glamour, this is Yorkshire's biggest social occasion. Ladies Day attracts the finest in fashion, and the stakes are set high with the Style Awards, open to all, with a £500 prize to be won, alongside a range of other goodies! 

This year, the Style Guide asks the Doncaster crowd to embrace #DressLikeARoyal and wear fashion inspired by the Queen’s 70th Jubilee year, spanning decades of regal style icons.

On the track, the Park Hill Stakes, often referred to as the ‘fillies St Leger’, takes centre stage along with the May Hill Stakes over a mile and the popular Weatherby’s £300,000 race for two-year-olds.

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Day 3 – Doncaster Cup Day

The penultimate day of the iconic Cazoo St Leger Festival attracts some of the most prestigious racing of the week with the Doncaster Cup, the oldest race currently run under the rules of horseracing, and part of the prestigious British Champions Series, the highlight. 

This year, we're celebrating all things vintage, with style and music from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Day 4 - Cazoo St Leger Day

The Cazoo 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 Cazoo St Leger Stakes, the afternoon’s race programme also features other major races including the Champagne Stakes and Park Stakes. A well-known saying amongst the racing community states: 

“The fastest horse wins the Guineas; the luckiest the Derby – and the best horse wins the St Leger”.

The showpiece race consistently attracts leading stables from across Britain and Ireland and boasts a glittering roll of honour with some of the most acclaimed horses in history having graced the Doncaster turf. 

The World’s oldest Classic race and final Classic Flat race of the revered British Flat racing season, The Cazoo St Leger is the showpiece fixture of Doncaster’s prestigious Flat racing season, which starts with The Lincoln in March and closes with the November Handicap. 

Cazoo St Leger Hospitality Packages

The Cazoo St Leger Festival is one of the largest events in the horse racing calendar, and what better way to enjoy the festival than by taking advantage of our hospitality packages. With each package offering various elements to suit you and your guests, you can expect to receive your admission within the price of your package, along with a complimentary race day programme and Tote betting facilities. Our hospitality offerings range from £185pp in the Home Straight Restaurant to £745pp in our Sky Garden Restaurant.

Private Boxes

Private boxes are the best way to enjoy complete exclusivity for groups of 20 or more. You can be assured the high life from the moment you pull up with free car parking, a full hospitality experience, a dedicated host for the day along with your own private bar and balcony to enjoy the stunning views of the racecourse.

Club 1776 Marquee Starting from £185pp

Enjoy the spectacle of the Cazoo St Leger Festival from a choice of hospitality options in the Triple Crown trackside restaurant, Leger Lounge or a private chalet, located inside the Club 1776 Marquee.