Doncaster

Home to the oldest British Classic, the St Leger, Doncaster offers top quality action on the Flat and over the sticks. Well known for its excellent drainage, the ground rarely turns testing putting the emphasis on basic speed rather than stamina. The four-day St Leger Meeting in September is one of the most popular Festivals and features a clutch of Group and Listed races. Over the jumps, the Skybet Chase in January is always a competitive affair and remains one of the highlights of the National Hunt season. Doncaster Racecourse, Leger Way, Doncaster DN2 6BB.

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BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY NEWS - Resumption of British horseracing - race dates

2020/05/31

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Race meeting schedule update-on-resumption-of-racing-planning click here

BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY NEWS - British horseracing focused on returning safely

2020/05/30

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The leaders of British horseracing say the government’s decision that sport can resume will help save livelihoods and businesses in the £4 billion industry. British racing was suspended from March 18th to allow emergency and NHS workers to focus on COVID-19 and support the national effort.

Since then, Britain’s 59 racecourses have had no income from racing.

BBC NEWS - Jockeys will wear masks if racing resumes, according to BHA protocols

2020/05/25

Jockeys will wear masks if racing resumes behind closed doors on 1 June, according to British Horseracing Authority (BHA) protocols.

BHA PRESS RELEASE - BHA publishes guidelines for safe resumption of racing

2020/05/23

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The governing body and regulator for horseracing has published its technical guidelines for participants and staff to allow racing to resume safely behind closed doors.

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has worked with racecourses and representatives of trainers, jockeys and staff to adapt a normal race meeting, provide medical screening for all attendees in advance and maintain social distancing.

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Focus on supporting middle and grassroots tiers as minimum race values for first 10 weeks of racing are published

2020/05/14

Reduction in prize money inevitable with no crowds on racecourses and betting shops closed

Levy Board contributions allow, on average, minimum prize money levels to remain at just over 80% of the previously permitted minimum levels

Racing’s cross-industry Members Committee agrees focus should be on safeguarding prize money at the mid/lower echelons of the racing pyramid

Initial values cover 10-week period from the resumption of racing and remain under review

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Provisional Flat Pattern and Listed race programme: update

2020/05/13

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Following the UK government publishing a provisional timetable for the return of professional sport on Monday, the racing industry’s leaders continue to plan for a resumption of racing from 1 June.

British Racing welcomes government timeline for return of sport

2020/05/12

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Senior executives from British horseracing have welcomed the publication of a timeline for the potential resumption of sporting events by the UK government today. In its document, Our Plan to Rebuild, …

THE LATEST NEWS PAGES FROM THE RACECOURSES

2020/05/20

Read the latest news from the racecourse news pages

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Statement from the Board of the British Horseracing Authority

2020/04/26

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In response to an article in today's Sunday Telegraph, the Board of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) issued the following statement:

Upcoming packages to look forward to in 2021

2020/04/20

With what is proving to be quite a testing and tricky time for us all, we want to shake away the doom and gloom with some exciting racing trips and packages to look forward to come 2021 when things return back to normal…

Let’s start from the beginning

 

 

Saturday 12th September 2020 St Leger Day at Doncaster Racecourse

2020/03/18

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The flagship day of the St Leger Festival, St Leger Day attracted 27,688 racegoers to Doncaster Racecourse in 2019 to witness the St Leger Stakes, the world's oldest classic horse race.

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Fixtures at Doncaster

Date Course Type
Fri Jun 5 2020 Doncaster Flat - Evening - Turf
Sat Jun 6 2020 Doncaster Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sun Jun 14 2020 Doncaster Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Jun 26 2020 Doncaster Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Jun 27 2020 Doncaster Flat - Evening - Turf
Fri Jul 3 2020 Doncaster Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Thu Jul 9 2020 Doncaster Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Jul 18 2020 Doncaster Flat - Evening - Turf
Thu Jul 23 2020 Doncaster Flat - Evening - Turf
Sat Aug 1 2020 Doncaster Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Aug 15 2020 Doncaster Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Wed Sep 9 2020 Doncaster Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Thu Sep 10 2020 Doncaster Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Sep 11 2020 Doncaster Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Sep 12 2020 Doncaster Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Oct 23 2020 Doncaster Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Oct 24 2020 Doncaster Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Nov 7 2020 Doncaster Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Nov 27 2020 Doncaster Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Nov 28 2020 Doncaster Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Dec 11 2020 Doncaster Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Dec 12 2020 Doncaster Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Tue Dec 29 2020 Doncaster Jump - Afternoon - Turf

Doncaster Races News

BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY NEWS - Update on resumption of racing planning

2020/05/31

Race programme and fixture list The BHA has today published a provisional race programme for the remainder of June 2020, which includes the date, location and race conditions for all fixtures scheduled from 9 – 30 June (inclusive). The race programme can be viewed in full here. This will be added to the BHA’s Racing Administration website in the coming days. We have also produced a separate list that shows specifically the Flat Pattern & Listed opportunities during this period.

THOROUGHBRED DAILY NEWS - British Government Gives Racing The Green Light

2020/05/30

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Having been off since Mar. 18 due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, racing in Britain has officially been given the go-ahead by government to return on Monday behind closed doors. British racing's much-awaited return will take... [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]

BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY PRESS RELEASE - BHA regulatory update

2020/05/21

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Following the UK Government’s publication of a provisional timeline for the return of sport, Racing’s industry leaders are now planning for racing to resume behind closed doors on 1 June.

The exact timetable for the resumption of racing will remain subject to agreement from government and an assessment by public health officials of the risks posed by the virus at that time.

Newcastle racecourse will host the first fixture under plans for British horse racing's return behind closed doors next month.

2020/05/15

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If a return to action is approved by the government, the first meeting would be held on 1 June.