The St Leger racing Festival will take place in 2014 from the 10th to 13th September.
With the exception of the great race itself, the star of this year’s festival (2013) was undoubtedly Mallard – a true Doncaster thoroughbred! Mallard which returned to Doncaster, where she was built 75 years ago, and there were several events planned where you could get up close to Mallard and learn about the history of the magnificent A4 locomotives. For full details of Mallard 75 activities click here.
The eyes of the world were on Doncaster as we once again celebrated our rich heritage and culture in the 10 day long St Leger Festival Week, which culminated in the oldest classic race in the world, the St Leger Stakes.
Have a look at the St Leger Festival Week Guide 2013 for a snap-shot of the type and range of events that happend across the borough, during the festival period and what you can expect for 2014.
St Leger Festival Week 2013 Guide.
St Leger Festival is Social
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St Leger Festival Week Facts:
Since 1776 the St Leger Stakes – the world’s oldest classic horse race –has been the biggest event in Doncaster’s social calendar.
The St Leger Festival Week is a 10 day celebration of racing, music, fine food, arts and culture. Alongside four days of race meetings, visitors from all over the world will come to enjoy:
Roman soldiers set up camp at the Minster with marches and displays through town
Doncaster Live – a free open air rock concert in the historic Market Place
Opera, live music and dancing in Regent Square
Champagne breakfasts at venues throughout town
Live music throughout the week, from jazz to folk to rock
Special shows at the Cast, Doncaster Little Theatre and The Dome, with comedy nights, plays and live bands
Funfairs at Doncaster racecourse
Organ recitals and wine tasting at the Minster
And much, much more!
Stay a few extra nights in Doncaster and enjoy shopping at Doncaster Market (now officially the best in Britain), the Frenchgate Centre or Lakeside and take in some of the top attractions such as Brodsworth Hall, Conisbrough Castle or the Yorkshire Wildlife Park with its lions and tigers!
For more information on St Leger Festival Week, or to order your copy of the Doncaster Visitor Guide, use the contact details below.
Tourist Information Centre
| Tel: 01302 734309
The Blue Building, 38-40 High Street, Doncaster, DN1 1DE