Do You Know A Local Hero?


12 August 2021

Doncaster Racecourse launches the search for the ‘Doncaster Hero 2021’ as part of Cazoo St Leger Festival

Doncaster Racecourse has launched the search to find the ‘Doncaster Hero 2021’, as the track looks to celebrate all that’s great about the Yorkshire town during the famous Cazoo St Leger Festival, taking place on Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th September 2021.


With everyone facing unprecedented challenges over the past 18-months, Doncaster Racecourse has launched the new award to celebrate individuals in the community who have reached out to make a difference during the Pandemic. 


The racecourse is asking the public to make nominations for the Doncaster Hero 2021 accolade by visiting the Doncaster website and submitting a short summary about their nomination’s achievements and how they’ve gone above and beyond to support the local community over the past 18-months. Entries must be submitted by midnight on Wednesday 25th August.


All submissions will be entered into a draw to win a pair of 50 County Tickets to attend the famous Doncaster Cup Day on Friday 10 September. The overall Doncaster Hero 2021 will be invited to enjoy hospitality at the event along with their friends and family, as well as a £500 donation to the charity of their choice.


Rachel Harwood, Executive Director of Doncaster Racecourse, said: “It’s been a tough 18-months for everyone but I think we’ve all felt inspired at one time or another after hearing stories of individuals who have gone above and beyond to support their community. 


“Everyone here at Doncaster Racecourse felt it was important to celebrate and reward the achievements of our local heroes during this year’s Cazoo St Leger Festival; this initiative is a small way for us to say a big thank you to these special people. 


“We really want to hear and share the stories of Doncaster’s local heroes. These are the ones who always volunteer, always say yes and put the needs of others before their own. We think they deserve to be recognised – plus given a great day out at the races too!” 


Doncaster Racecourse’s Cazoo St Leger Festival is a highlight of the Flat racing season and one of the most prestigious race weeks of the British horse racing calendar. The Doncaster Hero 2021 will be announced on day three of the Cazoo St Leger Festival – Doncaster Cup Day, which will be a celebration of all things great about the south Yorkshire town.


For more information about the Cazoo St Leger Festival, as well as available tickets and hospitality, please visit Full terms and conditions about the Doncaster Hero 2021 award can be found here.

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