Ladbrokes extend St Leger sponsorship deal

St Leger winner Masked Marvel, ridden by William Buick, and trained by John Gosden. Picture: Liz Mockler D9922LM
St Leger winner Masked Marvel, ridden by William Buick, and trained by John Gosden. Picture: Liz Mockler D9922LM

BOOKMAKERS Ladbrokes have extended their sponsorship of the St Leger Festival and its title race for a further three years.

The deal will see the relationship between Doncaster Racecourse, owners Arena Leisure and Ladbrokes reach a decade.

Ladbrokes have also made an additional contribution to the prize fund, raising the value of this year’s St Leger to a record £550,000.

Doncaster Racecourse managing director Mark Spincer said: “We have a fantastic partnership with Ladbrokes and are extremely grateful for their long term support at Doncaster Racecourse.

“This latest announcement shows their dedication to the Ladbrokes St Leger and the Festival in which they have played a major part in enhancing and promoting over the past decade.”

Tickets for the 2012 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival – Wednesday, September 12 to Saturday, September 15 – went on sale this week and are already selling fast.

Early bird incentives include a four-day Family Pass for just £29.

The four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival will kick off again with the Welcome to Yorkshire Day featuring the Leger Legends Race on Wednesday.

Thursday is the ever-popular Ladies Day and Friday features the Stobart Doncaster Cup.

The climax of the week comes on Saturday featuring the Ladbrokes St Leger.

For further details and to purchase tickets visit go to www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk.