The St Leger

The St Leger
The St Leger - Doncaster Racecourse
The St Leger finish post

The St Leger

Absorb the electric atmosphere of the oldest classic horse race in the world, the St Leger at Doncaster.

See the best young colts and fillies battle it out to win this prestigious event and add their name to honours board, which features a long-list of illustrious winners since 1776.

At Caledonian Travel you can experience some of the biggest horse races of the year, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the prestigious Grand National. All with hotel stay, ticket admission and reserved coach travel arranged for you so you can simply look forward to a cracking day at the races whilst no one in your party has to drive.

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The St Leger is the oldest classic in the flat racing calendar and the showpiece event at Doncaster Racecourse that attracts huge crowds every year.

First run in 1776, the St Leger makes up the final leg of the Triple Crown, which also comprises the 2000 and 1000 Guineas at Newmarket in May and the Derby and Oaks at Epsom in June – a feat last achieved by the great Nijinsky in 1970.

The Class One race, run over one mile and six furlongs, sees the best three year old colts and fillies battle it out for the £396,000 first prize.

Last year saw Harbour Law, ridden by George Baker, hold off the challenge from Ventura Storm to take a surprise victory after the hot favourite Idaho unseated its rider in the home straight. Join Caledonian Travel on a coach break to see who will win this year.

The Saturday race card also features other Class One races, including the Champagne Stakes and the Weber Park Stakes which provide a brilliant warm-up for the main event

Study the pre-race form, pick a winner from the parade ring, then place your bets and cheer your tips across the finishing post to victory.

Fingers-crossed you’re celebrating afterwards and can make the most of the excellent facilities at the course.

A coach break with Caledonian Travel is also a great way to combine a day at the racing with a city break to the beautiful heritage city, York, making your coach trip even more memorable. This coach break is always popular with our customers, so don’t wait to make a late dash, book today.

To find your coach holiday or break to the St Leger simply use our Holiday Search above.

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