.Yorkshire’s Classic St Leger festival is the highlight of the flat season, and in 2019 the four-day event welcomed over 54,000 visitors, with the World’s Oldest Classic St Leger stakes attracted an impressive 27,688 visitors on St Leger Saturday. The St Leger has been won by some legendary horses through the decades, and 2019 was no different, as jubilant crowds watched Logician, fresh from victory in York’s Great Voltigeur, maintain his unbeaten record with an emphatic victory under Frankie Dettori. St Leger is one of the most prestigious race weeks of the British horse racing calendar, and an experience not to be missed!
The Festival kicks off with a bang when retired celebrities of the saddle dust off their breeches and return to action in the feature event competing in the charity race, a contest run on the straight mile. The Leger Legends race helps raise money for the charities, including a rehabilitation facility for injured jockeys.
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 Best Dressed competition and huge prizes to be won. Ladies Day also features the Silk Series final, a flat race series specifically for female jockeys created by Arena Racing Company.
The penultimate day of the iconic Festival attracts some of the most prestigious racing of the week, with the Doncaster Cup, the oldest race currently run under the rules of horse racing, taking centre- stage. Gentlemen’s Day is all about sportsmanship, style, and sophistication. A great day out with friends and a favourite at the festival.
The 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 St Leger Stakes. 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.