Cazoo St Leger Festival coming in September
You can treat yourself to the famous Cazoo St Leger Festival in the upmost style, with a variety of spectacular hospitality options.
Tickets and hospitality are selling fast for Yorkshire's premier horse racing experience at Doncaster Racecourse, occurring from Wednesday, September 8, to Saturday, September 11.
This highlight of the flat racing season has been won by some legendary horses through the decades, with jubilant crowds catching a piece of horse racing history each year.
For sheer spectacle, atmosphere and excitement, a day at Doncaster Racecourse is a tradition that is hard to beat – and the Cazoo St Leger Festival is one of the most prestigious race weeks of the British horse racing calendar. With famous faces, glitz, glamour and excitement in abundance year after year, it is an experience not to be missed.
Here’s all you need to know about the event:
Day 1 - Leger Legends Day
The Cazoo St Leger Festival kicks off with a bang when retired celebrities of the saddle dust off their breeches and return to action in the feature event, competing in the charity race, which is a contest run on the straight mile.
Day 2 - Ladies Day
The ultimate in glitz and glamour, this is Yorkshire's biggest social occasion. The day attracts the finest in fashion, and the stakes are set high with the Style Awards, open to all, with £1,000 prize to be won, alongside a range of other goodies.
This year, the Style Guide asks the Doncaster crowd to embrace #FearlessFashion and wear all the colours of the rainbow. as the track looks to show thanks to the local NHS teams who have worked so hard to keep us safe ,getting fans back to enjoy horseracing.
Day 3 – Doncaster Cup Day
The penultimate day of the iconic festival attracts some of the most prestigious racing of the week, with the Doncaster Cup, the oldest race currently run under the rules of horse racing taking centre-stage. This year, the racecourse is celebrating the achievements of your local heroes and all things great about Doncaster by launching the search for the Doncaster Hero 2021.
Day 4 - Cazoo St Leger Day
The Cazoo St Leger Festival's flagship day brings the four days to a dramatic climax with the world's oldest classic, the Cazoo St Leger Stakes. The showpiece race consistently attracts leading stables across the country, and boasts a glittering roll of honour, with some of the most acclaimed horses in history.
Experience the Cazoo St Leger in style
The Cazoo St Leger Festival is one of the largest events on the horse racing calendar, and what better way to enjoy the festival than by taking advantage of a hospitality package? With each package offering various elements to suit you and your guests, you can expect to receive your admission within the price of your package, along with a complimentary race day programme and tote betting facilities.
Private boxes -
You can be assured of the high life from the moment you pull up, with free car parking, coffee and biscuits on arrival, a dedicated host for the day, along with your own private bar and balcony to enjoy the stunning views of the course. Private boxes are the best way for groups of 20 or more to enjoy complete exclusivity.
Hospitality options -
Enjoy the spectacle of the Cazoo St Leger Festival from a choice of hospitality options in the Triple Crown trackside restaurant, Leger Lounge or a private chalet. Situated in the centre of the course, the Triple Crown restaurant offers the complete package including champagne on arrival, three-course gourmet buffet lunch, the finest afternoon tea and a fully inclusive bar of beers, wines, ciders, soft drinks and spirits (parties of less than 10 may be on a shared table).
Situated on the third floor of the Lazarus stand, the Home Straight Restaurant offers the best views of the racing and a dining experience to match. You and your guests will enjoy champagne on arrival before taking your seats for a three-course fine dining lunch, followed by afternoon tea.
Or on the second floor of the Lazarus stand, you will find the Conduit Restaurant, which offers an all-inclusive hospitality experience. You and your guests will enjoy a three-course bistro-style menu and a great choice of beers, wines and spirits included in your package throughout the day.
Or head to the Garden Suite on the first floor of the Hilton Garden Inn, with its head-on views of the straight mile and Town Moor. You and your guests will enjoy a glass of prosecco on arrival, a three-course meal and afternoon tea.
What to wear
As a highlight of the British flat racing season, many racegoers embrace the prestige of the Cazoo St Leger Festival in their attire. It’s common for ladies to wear hats and men to wear a suit in all enclosures throughout the four days.
Doncaster Racecourse has differing dress codes depending on the enclosure and fixture you attend. These are strictly enforced within some of the hospitality areas, so it is always best to clarify the dress code requirements for your ticket type before you head out to your race day.
By train -
Trains run from London Kings Cross twice an hour direct, and only take 1hr 40 mins, costing from £51 return. Trains from Manchester Piccadilly run every 15 minutes and only take 1hr 17 mins direct, starting from £40 return.
By car -
Doncaster Racecourse boasts excellent links to the motorway network including M1 (junction 32), M18 (junction 3/4), A1M (junction 36) and the M62. Parking costs £5 per car for the whole fixture in Car Park C (enter opposite junction at Wickes on Leger Way).
By bus -
A shuttle service runs between the racecourse and Doncaster Interchange for all race meetings. It will commence from the Interchange at approximately the time of the gate opening and continues until about 30 minutes before the first race. The return journey (which will stop at a designated point on sound of the bell) will start just after the penultimate race and continue until about one hour after the last race. If there is entertainment following the racing, the service will continue until this has finished.
Shuttle bus information is subject to change and may be amended or withdrawn without prior notice. From £2 single, £3 return. Please check the Travel South Yorkshire website (link to https://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/).
By air -
Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield is less than seven miles from Doncaster Racecourse, with flights to some European destinations. It is also within easy reach of Manchester, Leeds Bradford and East Midlands airports.
For full details on the Cazoo St Leger Festival visit https://www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk/racing-highlights/st-leger-festival/