Doncaster Racecourse

The Doncaster racecourse is known to be one of the most ancient racing centers in Britain. It is located in Doncaster, England and is also known as the Town Moor course. The racetrack is owned by Arena Leisure Plc. It holds two types of races; the flat and National Hunt (left handed) races. The thrilling atmosphere in which it is located in makes it one of the busiest racecourses in the UK. It is well known for hosting two of Britain’s most popular flat races, the Racing Post Trophy and the Leger Stakes.

Doncaster racecourse has been holding regular race meetings since way back in the 16th century. In the year 1600, Doncaster faced a major setback when their race meetings were put on a hold, reason being that they attracted a significant number of ruffians. This mission however failed by 1614 due to public demand. It has since then been hosting the world’s oldest horse races; the Doncaster Cup and the St Leger Stakes. The Doncaster Gold Cup is the older of them both, having been run first in 1770s. This race is meant for horses capable of running a long distance. The St Leger Stakes was founded ten years later, after the Doncaster racecourse had been moved to its present location.

This year, there will be a good number of fixtures taking place. The Racing Welfare Charity Race day for example, is scheduled for Friday, the 6th of July. This will be a major event, with a specific dress code. No jeans, trainers or sportswear will be allowed. Men will be required to wear a jacket and a tie. On Saturday the 19th of May, is Music Live with Happy Mondays. This event will be happening after the racing. Manchester’s legendary Happy Mondays will be back, performing in a concert. The racecourse has a wonderful hospitality packages, making the stay worth it.

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