St Leger Community Funday To Celebrate Local Talent

Doncaster Racecourse is delighted to announce the launch of the St Leger Community Funday on Sunday 17th September.

Marvel at stilt walkers towering the grounds, transform into superheroes and the animal kingdom with face painters and engage with a jampacked schedule of activity in partnership with charity Active Fusion.

The day will also end with the fans favourite Leger Legends Race, where former legends of the racing scene will go head-to-head in a charity race, the only one of its kind in the UK. What's more, children under 18 can enjoy FREE entry, making this an ideal opportunity for families to create lasting memories. 

To celebrate the launch, organisers have set about a search for talented entertainers to perform during the funday on the ‘Discovering’ stage. Taking place on Sunday 17th September, this brand-new addition to the St Leger Festival promises to celebrate local talent, paving the way for legends of the future. 

Designed to captivate and entertain, the 'Discovering' stage is set to be a vibrant showcase of diverse talent, echoing the spirit of shows like 'Britain's Got Talent'. Musicians, comedians, dancers, magicians, and all manner of performers are invited to showcase their skills and enter the competition to win a chance to perform at this legendary racing event. 

To participate, interested acts are required to submit a two-minute video showcasing their talents, along with a brief biography outlining their act. Submissions must be sent to by 23:59 on Wednesday 23 August. Following the submission period, a panel of experts will review all entries and select seven lucky winners who will have the opportunity to take to the stage. 

The 'Discovering' stage will provide a captivating backdrop for these talented individuals, complete state-of-the-art production and the chance to perform in front of thousands of festival attendees.  

To demonstrate their commitment to local talent, each act selected to perform will be rewarded with a cash prize and technical support for their performance. With seven slots available, each act will take the stage during the St Leger Community Funday, creating an exciting and diverse lineup for all those attending. 

Rachel Harwood, Executive Director of Doncaster Racecourse, said: “We wanted to celebrate the launch of the St Leger Community Funday by shining a spotlight on emerging local talent. Not just limiting it to musicians, we want anyone and everyone to put themselves forward for this brand-new competition and show us why they should be taking to the ‘Discovering’ stage this September. It promises to be a feast of fun and entertainment and we’re really excited that it’s making its debut this year, in what promises to be the biggest and best St Leger Festival ever.”  

Terms and Conditions

1. The Promoter

The promoter is: Doncaster Racecourse Management Co Ltd: 4th Floor, Millbank Tower 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP.

2. The Competition

2.1 The title of the competition is the Discovering Talent Competition. 

3. How to Enter

3.1 The Competition will run from 09:00 on 14 August 2023 (the "Opening Date") to 23:59 on 23 August 2023 (the "Closing Date") inclusive.

3.2 To enter the Competition, submit a two-minute video showcasing your talents, along with a brief biography outlining your act. All Entries will be reviewed by a expert panel of Doncaster Racecourse's choosing and seven winners will be selected (the "Winners"). All Entries must be received by the Promoter by no later than the Closing Date. All Entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.

3.3 The Promoter will not accept responsibility for Entries that are lost, mislaid, or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.

3.4 By submitting an Entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

3.5 For help with Entries, please contact

3.6 Seven winners will be selected by an expert panel of Doncaster Racecourse's choosing. The Winners will then be contacted via email or telephone number, where they will be given 48 hours to accept the decision. If any of the initial Winners does not meet the criteria under Section 4 below, a new Winner will be selected to take their place.

3.7 By entering the Competition, you agree to sharing your data with the Promoter for marketing purposes.

4. Eligibility

4.1 The Competition is only open to residents in the UK over the age of 18. The following are not eligible:

(a) employees of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies (“Group Companies”);

(b) employees of partner associations and organisations of the Promoter or its Group Companies;

(c) employees of agents or suppliers of the Promoter or its Group Companies, who are professionally connected with the Competition or its administration; or

(d) members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above.

4.2 In entering the Competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim the Prize. The Promoter may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the Competition.

4.3 The Promoter will not accept Entries that are:

(a) automatically generated by computer;

(b) completed by third parties or in bulk;

(c) illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with;

(d) photocopies and not originals; or

(e) incomplete.

4.4 There is no limit to the amount of Entries you can make, as long as they follow the guidelines laid out in 3.2 and these Terms and Conditions.

4.5 The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the Competition.

5. The Prize

5.1 The prizes available to be won are as follows:

  • Entrance to the St Leger Community Funday on Sunday 17 September for the member(s) of the act.
  • A slot on the 'Discovering' stage during the St Leger Community Funday on Sunday 17 September.

(All to be referred to as “the Prize”)

5.2 The Prize is subject to availability. There is no cash alternative for the Prize.

5.3 The Promoter reserves the right to replace the Prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond the Promoter's control makes it necessary to do so.

5.4 The Prize is not negotiable or transferable.

6. Winners

6.1 The decision of the Winners by the Promoter is final, and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

6.2 The Promoter will contact the Winners personally as soon as practicable after the announcement of the Winners takes place, using the telephone number or email address provided with the Entry.

6.3 If you object to any or all of your name, county and winning Entry being published or made available, please contact the Promoter In such circumstances, the Promoter must still provide the information and winning Entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on request.

7. Claiming the Prize

7.1 As stated in 6.2, if you are one of the Winners, you will be contacted to claim the Prize.If you do not claim the Prize within 48 hours of the Promoter’s contact, your claim will become invalid.

7.2 The Prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf.

7.3 The Promoter will make all reasonable efforts to contact the Winners. If the Winners cannot be contacted or is not available or has not claimed their Prize within 48 hours of the Promoter’s contact, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the Prize to the next eligible entrant selected from the correct Entries that were received before the Closing Date.

7.4 The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the Prize.

8. Limitation of liability

Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the Winners or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the Prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

9. Ownership of Competition Entries and Intellectual Property Rights

9.1 The value of the donations and any accompanying material submitted to the Promoter will become the property of the Promoter on receipt and will not be returned.

9.2 You agree that the Promoter may, but is not required to, make your Entry available on its website any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the Competition. You agree to grant the Promoter a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable right to use, display and publish your details if you are the Winner.

10. Data Protection and Publicity

10.1 The Promoter will only process your personal information as set out in the Privacy Policy here. See also condition 6.3 and condition 6.4, with regard to the announcement of the Winners.

11. General

11.1 If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these Terms and Conditions, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the Competition.

11.2  The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the Competition where it becomes necessary to do so.

11.3  These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by English law, both parties agreeing that any dispute, claim or other matter which arises between them out of or in connection with this Competition will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only.