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Where is Doncaster Racecourse?
Doncaster Racecourse is just over 1km east of the town centre on the A18. It is close to the A1(M) and M18 with the latter providing access from J32 of the M1.
Doncaster rail station is a 20-minute walk from Doncaster Races although there are raceday shuttle buses from the Interchange adjoining the train station.
What is Doncaster Racecourse Famous For?
Doncaster Races were first held in the 16th century with the current track established in 1776. Town Moor, as it is also known, hosts the St Leger, the fifth and final Classic of the British flat season as well as its traditional curtain raiser, the Lincoln Handicap, plus the final Group 1 on the calendar, the Vertem Futurity Trophy, in late October.
It also stages prominent jumps races with the Grimthorpe Chase a trial for the Grand National. Doncaster's late January meeting is now a leading stop for Cheltenham Festival contenders.
Track Specifics at Doncaster Racecourse
Doncaster is a left-handed galloping ice cream cone-shaped track two miles (3200m) in length. It is largely flat and one of the fairest courses in the country. There is also a straight track for races up to a mile (1600m) and a round mile course. Good drainage means the ground is rarely testing.
Biggest Meeting's at Doncaster Racecourse
The four-day St Leger Festival in September is the highlight with the eponymous feature on the closing Saturday. First run in 1776, the Leger is the oldest Classic and the final leg of the English Triple Crown.
The Doncaster Cup is run the day before and completes the Stayers' Triple Crown following the Gold Cup and Goodwood Cup. It is the world's oldest regulated horse race having been inaugurated in 1766.
Visit the official Doncaster Racecourse website for more information including upcoming race days, on-course features and more!