Racing industry leaders from the BHA, horsemen and racecourses have agreed on the next phase of the response to the COVID crisis. A wide range of work has been continuing since racing was the first major sport to resume on 1st June. But the plan published today puts an added focus on retaining owners and key investors and attracting customers when the public starts to return to racecourses.
It’s not long now until the 2020 St. Leger Stakes race, which will take place on Saturday, 12th September, and which forms part of the larger, four-day St. Leger Festival.
The St. Leger Stakes will run September 9th to 12th at Doncaster Racecourse and will be one of the biggest festivals to take place after horse racing restarted in June.
Unfortunately, this year’s event will not see the average 58,000 attendees turn out as all of the races will be held behind closed doors.
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
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.
Fixtures at Doncaster
|Fri Oct 23 2020||Doncaster||Flat - Afternoon - Turf|
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|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
It's all systems go in Doncaster ahead of the Goffs Orby and Sportsman's Sale which take place at the Goffs UK Sales Complex this year. On the eve of the Sportsman's Sale, and exactly one week to go until the Orby gets underway, Nick Luck caught up with Henry Beeby at Doncaster to discuss both catalogues and get an update on the latest Covid-19 protocols in place.
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Following the latest Government updates, ARC can confirm that the NHS Track and Trace system will be in place at our venues in England from Thursday 24 September.
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Tattersalls Ireland Doncaster Sales - Four yearlings sold for £150,000 or more, another record for the September Yearling Sale.
Day 2 of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale was in some ways a repetition of Day 1 – the session topped again by a colt consigned from Clare Manning’s Boherguy Stud, bred by her grand-father Jim Bolger (Lot 260).
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF BRITISH HORSERACING'S TRIPARTITE LEADERSHIP BODIES
It proved to be a record-breaking first session for the relocated two-day Tattersalls Ireland September Sale when Boherguy Stud’s colt by Teofilo (Lot 165) fetched £325,000 (€351,000), a new record price for the sale. He was bought by Mick Kinane, signing on behalf of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the day’s leading buyer by aggregate spend.
Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September from 10am Goffs Online,
Goffs’ live internet bidding platform, will be in service for the Goffs Sportsman's Sale and registrations are now open.
Ahead of the Sportsman's Sale which will takes place from 24 - 25 September at the Goffs Sales Complex in Doncaster, UK and the Orby Sale which takes place in Doncaster from 30- September to 1 October, Goffs wish to remind potential buyers, vendors and anyone directly participating in the sale that they must register to attend in advance by completing the online Covid-19 medical questionnaire.
Galileo Chrome (right) wins by a neck in the St Leger
Joseph O'Brien sealed a jockey-trainer St Leger double as Galileo Chrome won the final British Classic of 2020.
Tattersalls Ireland News -Covid-19 Sales Protocols and Medical Form Now Available From Tattersalls Ireland
In line with Government guidelines relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tattersalls has produced a set of safety protocols for all those attending the forthcoming Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale which is set to take place in Newmarket on Monday 21 September and Tuesday 22 September.
It was a case of smiles all-round in the beautiful Yorton ‘round yard’ sale ring as the hammer came down on the final lot to complete another very pleasing year for the now annual Goffs UK Yorton Sale.
Goffs wish to remind those planning to attend the upcoming Orby & Sportsman’s Sales at the Goffs Sales Complex in Doncaster of the COVID-19 protocols that will be in place.
From 9-12 September will be the first of three horse racing venues allowing spectators to return to the sport. The St Leger is the final Classic of 2020, the other four having been held behind closed doors due to Covid-19.
This month we look ahead to Racing Welfare's Virtual Yorkshire Open Day as well as their online auction with some spectacular lots, raising money for their Covid-19 Emergency Appeal.
The Goffs Orby Sale, which will be held in Goffs’ British Sales Complex in Doncaster, will start a day earlier than announced last week following wide consultation with a range of vendors. The one day change is designed to ensure that every Orby lot will receive maximum time and attention from potential purchasers whilst it will also enable vendors selling in the following weeks’ Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale an additional vital 24 hours to transition between Doncaster and Newmarket.
Doncaster Premier Sale 2YOs are enjoying a superb year on the track with nine Stakes winners and counting and FEV ROVER added her name alongside this season’s elite 2YOs with a determined win in Saturday’s Gr.2 Shadwell Prix du Calvados at Deauville.
Goffs will stage its Orby and Sportsman's Sales at its Goffs UK sales complex in Doncaster this year rather than at Kildare Paddocks in Ireland. The dates for the sales have also been slightly adjusted;...
Race programme and planning September’s Flat race programme has now been published on Racing Admin.
Several early closing races have been included in the schedule, which can be viewed here in …