AND they're off!
It might be more than eight months away, but racegoers in Doncaster are already up and running for tickets for the town's most eagerly awaited date on the social calendar.
For tickets for the 2011 St Leger Festival have gone on sale earlier than ever before - with scores of punters already snapping up passes for September's four-day festival at Town Moor as Christmas presents.
In response to unprecedented demand, Doncaster Racecourse made tickets for the famous Ladbrokes sponsored event available in December for the first time this year.
Places at all four days of the 2011 Festival, which is due to run from September 7-10, are now on sale.
* For more details see this week's Free Press