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!
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.
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.
This is also THE day to celebrate all things great about Doncaster and is affectionately known as 'Donny's 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.
The final day of the festival, the St Leger Community Funday, showcases great horse racing, including the Leger Legends charity race for ex-professional jockeys, as well as a host of family-friendly entertainment.