Doncaster Racing

This is a tribute website operated by Please note we are not affiliated to any one racecourse or group of racecourses.

The famous Town Moor racecourse at Doncaster is one of the most instantly recognised and best loved racecourses in the world. Hosting competitive racing for longer than most courses in the country the National Hunt and flat race meetings held at Doncaster are every bit as important to the history, traditions, and culture of Doncaster and Yorkshire as any other attraction and recreational pursuit in the area. Doncaster racing is of a standard and prestige which few courses can match and the fixtures continue to delight avid and casual racegoers alike, who flock to course on its most special days.

Cementing its historical reputation, two of the oldest horse races in the world are held at Doncaster; the Doncaster Cup, hosted since 1766 and St. Leger Chase, since 1776.

Free Horse Racing Tips, Click Here! The Doncaster cup forms a part of the Triple Crown, a prestigious group of races which also comprises the Ascot Gold Cup and Goodwood Cup. In addition to being one of the oldest courses in the country, Doncaster is also one of the largest and perfectly suited for the long races such as those of the Triple Crown, each greater than 2 miles.

The longest running Classic horse race in the world is the St Leger Stakes. Founded at Doncaster by Colonel Anthony St. Leger, the race is the final Classic of the flat season and one of the real highlights of Doncaster racing.

Doncaster has the honour of hosting the first and last fixtures of the flat season with the final Group 1 event being the Racing Post Trophy, contested each year in late October.

There can be few real racing aficionados who have not attended a Doncaster racing event.

The track itself is part of the success of Doncaster, with a flat even surface and excellent drainage favouring the good strong gallopers which so define Flat racing for many. Even over the long distances, speed is a greater help than stamina and Doncaster is one of the fairest courses in the country with regards to the draw, with a slight exception being low draws providing a better bet over very soft ground. Flat racing is certainly the main draw at Doncaster but the course also hosts some first class National Hunt fixtures, with the highlights of the season being the Pertemps Great Yorkshire Chase, held in January each year.

Ticketing options for racegoers reflect a choice depending on their desired raceday experience. The remarkable new Urban-i-Stand contains many of the most popular enclosure options with the top spot on the third floor going to the Premier enclosure option.

The Premier Enclosure offers first class unobstructed race views and a series of top dining and hospitality options, including the Lincoln Restaurant, in which fine dining and superb racing go hand in hand. Prior booking is highly recommended for the restaurant, especially on the most popular fixtures and a smart dress code applies at all times.

The final option for racegoers to enjoy Doncaster racing is provided by the Family Enclosure.
Doncaster Racing, inside rail

Bring a picnic and enjoy a family fun day at the races. On site facilities include Tote betting and on-course bookmakers as well as the Silver Patriarch Bar. Perfect for casual racegoers as well as families, there is no dress code, and a relaxed and informal ambience in which to enjoy the races. Visitors are not permitted to bring alcohol into any area of the ground.

Doncaster Racing, winner Entry into the Premier and County enclosures requires a badge as well as a turnstile ticket while the Family and Grandstand enclosures require only the ticket. Admission prices depend on the enclosure and the event but with free parking and free admission for accompanied children under 16 a family day out at Doncaster need not break the bank. Group bookings of 20 people or more can also enjoy a 20% discount on admission into the Grandstand or Family enclosures when tickets are booked in advance.

There are a great many hospitality options at Doncaster to allow visitors a raceday to remember. Traditionally, some fine dining is the best way to accompany Doncaster racing and with restaurant options which include the Lincoln Restaurant, County Restaurant, and the Champagne and Seafood restaurant there is plenty of scope for some superb raceday dining.

For groups of any number between 20 and 120, a private box represents the ultimate in group or corporate hospitality. Ideal for a work day out, to entertain clients, or simply to mark a special occasion with family and friends a private box defines raceday luxury and exclusivity. The top floor of the Urban-i-Stand is comprised entirely of such private boxes and suites, and each private event can be catered for with a selection of hospitality options to suit.