St. Leger Festival 2017

Wednesday 13 - Saturday 16 September 2017

Wednesday 13th September

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 Northern Racing College and Jack Berry House, a rehabilitation facility for injured jockeys.

Thursday 14th September

DFS Ladies day is the ultimate in glitz and glamour and one of South Yorkshire’s biggest social occasions. Fashionable Ladies from across the region will be upping their efforts to stand out in the style stakes, in a bid to claim the coveted Best Dressed Lady title so make sure you get your best dress and heels at the ready!

Friday 15th September

The penultimate day of the iconic Festival, now known as Gentlemen’s day, 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.

Saturday 16th September

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.

Please be aware that Engineering work is taking place between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh on Saturday 16th September. More information is available here.

Website: Doncaster Racecourse/StLeger

Twitter: @DoncasterRaces #StLeger

Venue

Doncaster Racecourse

Recommended station

The racecourse is just two-and-a-half miles from Doncaster Interchange, which is positioned on the Kings Cross to Edinburgh (East Coast Main Line). Journey time by rail from London to Doncaster is approximately 90 minutes and from Doncaster to Edinburgh approximately three hours.

A shuttle service runs between Doncaster Interchange and the Racecourse for all race meetings. It will commence from the Interchange at approximately the time of gate opening and continue until just after the time of the first race.

The return journey will start just after the penultimate race and continue until approximately one hour after the last race. If there is entertainment following racing, the service will continue until this has finished. Shuttle Bus information is subject to change and may be amended or withdrawn without prior notice. Please check the Travel South Yorkshire website for more information.

What's happening with the trains?

It is not yet known how trains may be affected by this event. Please check back closer to the time for further information.

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