Doncaster

Left Hand Flat & National Hunt Course

 

Doncaster

Left Hand course. Draw seems to have altered in recent years so no reliable guideline is available. However on the straight mile high numbers used to have an advantage except on soft going.

 

There are records of racing at Doncaster since 1595 the oldest classic the St Leger was first run here near to the present course on Cantley Common in 1776.

 

Doncaster used to have superb racing and crap facilities until the late sixties when new stands and the latest facilities brought it bang upto date.

 

Renowned as a fair course pear shaped oval of 1 mile and 7 furlongs almost flat apart from a small hill on the far side roughly 1 1/4 miles from the winning post. There are two one mile courses the straight mile which hosts the Lincoln handicap and one which starts on an arm at a angle to the round course.

 

This course favours long striding stayers

 

Doncaster National Hunt

The steeple chase course is one of the fairest in the country.

One of the main features being the Great Yorkshire Handicap Chase over 3 miles, some classic winning horses have started out winning this race. Other events of note are the Grimthorpe Chase

 

Races of note are: St Leger, Doncaster Cup, Group Three Park Hill Stakes, Group Two Champagne Stakes, The Lincoln Handicap, The Racing Post Trophy.