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The World's Oldest Classic

Join history this September at the Betfred St Leger Festival!

Betfred St Leger Festival

Experience Yorkshire's Classic Horse Racing Experience

The Betfred St Leger Festival is one of the highlights of the flat racing season. Thousands attend to watch history in the making across four thrilling days of action and excitement. Culminating on the final day of the festival with the Group 1 Betfred St Leger Day, this historic race has been won by some legendary horses through the decades and jubilant crowds watch on to see a little piece of horse racing history each year. 

The Doncaster Racecourse Betfred St Leger Festival is one of the most prestigious race weeks of the British horse racing calendar and an experience not to be missed!

Betfred Ladies Day 2024

Day 1 - Betfred Ladies Day

The Betfred St Leger Festival kicks off with a bang on Ladies Day. The ultimate in glitz and glamour, this is Yorkshire's biggest social occasion. The day attracts the finest in fashion, and the stakes are set high with the Style Awards and huge £1000 cash prize to be won. 

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Betfred Best of British Day

Day 2 - Betfred Doncaster Cup Day

The second day of the iconic Betfred St Leger Festival attracts some of the most prestigious racing of the week with the Betfred Doncaster Cup, the oldest race currently run under the rules of horse racing and final leg of the Stayer's Triple Crown, taking centre-stage. 

Join us to celebrate the Best of Britain! Expect some of your favourite British food choices and themed entertainment. You can also expect to see some fantastic British winners, like last year's Doncaster Cup winning jockey, Hollie Doyle, aboard Trueshan. But, the Irish challengers will be primed and ready to come out on top in 2024.

Betfred St Leger Day

Day 3 - Betfred St Leger Day

The Betfred St Leger Festival's flagship day brings a dramatic climax. The biggest day of the week and home to the World's oldest Classic and final of the season, the Betfred St Leger 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 across the country and boasts a glittering roll of honour with some of the most acclaimed horses in history.

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Family at the Betfred St Leger Festival

Day 4 - Betfred Sunday Funday

The final day of the festival, the Betfred Sunday Funday, showcases great horse racing, including the Leger Legends charity race for ex-professional jockeys. 

That's not all! Get ready for a day of fun, with a whole host of family-friendly entertainment on show across the course. 

A table set with empty win glasses at Doncaster Racecourse

 Betfred St Leger Hospitality

Experience exclusive hospitality packages created just for Betfred St Leger Festival.

Year
Horse
Jockey
Trainer
2022
Eldar Eldarov
David Egan
Roger Varian
2021
Hurricane Lane
William Buick
Charlie Appleby
2020
Galileo Chrome
Tom Marquand
Joseph O'Brien
2019
Logician
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden
2018
Kew Gardens
Ryan Moore
Aidan O'Brien
2017
Capri
Ryan Moore
Aidan O'Brien
2016
Harbour Law
George Baker
Laura Mongan
2015
Simple Verse
Andrea Atzeni
Ralph Beckett
2014
Kingston Hill
Andrea Atzeni
Roger Varian
2013
Leading Light
Joseph O'Brien
Aidan O'Brien
2012
Encke
Mickael Barzalona
Mahmood Al Zarooni
2011
Masked Marvel
William Buick
John Gosden
2010
Arctic Cosmos
William Buick
John Gosden
2009
Mastery
Ted Durcan
Saeed bin Suroor
2008
Conduit
Frankie Dettori
Sir Michael Stoute
2007
Lucarno
Jimmy Fortune
John Gosden
2006**
Sixties Icon
Frankie Dettori
Jeremy Noseda
2005
Scorpion
Frankie Dettori
Aidan O'Brien
2004
Rule of Law
Kerrin McEvoy
Saeed bin Suroor
2003
Brian Boru
Jamie Spencer
Aidan O'Brien
2002
Bollin Eric
Kevin Darley
Tim Easterby
2001
Milan
Michael Kinane
Aidan O'Brien
2000
Millenary
Richard Quinn
John Dunlop
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** 2006 running took place at York 
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