WE are delighted to team up with Doncaster racecourse to offer our readers a great prize of a day out at the Doncaster St Leger Festival. We have tickets available for all FOUR days of one of the Flat season’s biggest and best horse racing events. The Doncaster St Leger Festival begins on Wednesday September 13 with Leger Legends Day. It is followed by DFS Ladies’ Day on September 14 and Gentlemen’s Day on September 15. The highlight of the four days, St Leger Day itself, takes place on Saturday September 16.
We have five pairs of County tickets up for grabs for the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and five pairs of Grandstand tickets for St Leger Day.
The 2017 William Hill St Leger has attracted a quality field of 45 entries from Great Britain, Ireland and France. The world’s oldest Classic will carry a total prize fund of £700,000 and was won last year by 22-1 outsider Harbour Law.
The sponsors make Aidan O’Brien’s Irish Derby winner CAPRI the ante-post favourite at 4/1 but he is just one of a total of 18 entries from Ballydoyle. Entries extend across the Channel with SHAKEEL entered from the yard of Alain de Royer-Dupre, currently priced at 8/1. The last French winner of the race was the Andre Fabre trained Toulon in 1991.
Four-time St Leger winning trainer John Gosden has six entries including CORONET and STRADIVARIUS, the sponsors current co third favourites at 10/1 along with REKINDLING (Joseph O’Brien) and RAHEEN HOUSE (Brian Meehan).
A win for Joseph O’Brien’s first runner Rekindling would see him become the first person to both ride and train a winner of the world’s oldest Classic since Harry Wragg completed the feat in 1969.
To win a pair of tickets just answer the following question:
Which horse won the 2016 St Leger?
Email your answer to email@example.com before the closing date of August 15, including your name, address and telephone number. Please specify which day you would like tickets for.
The closing date for the competition is August 15. Winners will be selected at random to win the prize as offered above. There is no cash alternative and the prize is non-transferrable. Entrants must be aged 18 or over. Dress code applies (see www.doncaster‐racecourse.co.uk). Winners must present proof of ID in order to claim their prize. Guests at the racecourse are advised to note that the Champagne Lawn is a challenge 21 area and only guests aged 18 and over are allowed onto the champagne lawns.