One of the most prestigious race weeks of the British horse racing calendar, the William Hill St Leger Festival is just over 200 days away!
Whether you like to soak up the atmosphere in the trackside Club 1776 Marquee, enjoy fine dining in the Lincoln Restaurant, or wonder at the panoramic views from the Garden Suite, Hilton Garden Inn, the William Hill St Leger Festival is an experience not to be missed.
As the title ‘Experience Yorkshire’s Classic’ suggests, the St Leger Festival, established in 1776 is the World’s Oldest Classic, and the only classic in Yorkshire.
Visitors can choose to have fun with friends on the Champagne Lawn, cheer the winners past the winning post in the Grandstand, or enjoy a relaxing picnic in the picnic enclosure. Regardless of the ticket selected, visitors to the 2019 William Hill St Leger Festival can expect to experience top-class horse racing, fabulous entertainment, and will leave with memories that will last a life time.
The Festival kicks off with a bang when retired celebrities of the saddle dust off their breeches and return to action in the feature race of the DC Training Leger Legends Day. The charity race run on the straight mile, helps raise money for the Northern Racing College and Jack Berry House, a rehabilitation facility for injured jockeys.
First run in 2010, the Leger Legends race is the only British charity race for ex-professional jockeys. Previous winners include industry legends AP McCoy, Joseph O’Brien, Brian Harding and Julie Krone.
Day 2, DFS Ladies Day is one of Yorkshire’s biggest social occasions, featuring the Silk Series final, a flat race series specifically for female jockeys, DFS Ladies Day is the Ultimate Girls Day out. Whilst the penultimate day, Gentlemen’s Day, sees the Doncaster Cup, the oldest race currently run under the Rules of Horse Racing take center stage.
And then of course there is William Hill St Leger Day, the festivals 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 St Leger Stakes.
The showpiece race consistently attracts some of the leading stables across the country and boasts a legendary roll of honour, including 2018 winner Kew Gardens.
The William Hill St Leger Festival, not just great racing, a great experience.
Tickets went on sale on February 4th at 10am, for more information visit the What’s on section of the website.