Flying Scotsman to be honoured in St Leger meeting race

The Flying Scotsman
The Flying Scotsman

TWO of Doncaster’s most famous world exports are set to meet at this year’s St Leger Festival.

Racing and railways will combine at September’s four-day spectacular, with a race set to be named in honour of one of the town’s most famous locomotives.

The Flying Scotsman Stakes will be run at Town Moor on September 13 - the third day of the racing extravaganza, the biggest event on the Doncaster social calendar.

Mark Spincer, managing director of Doncaster Racecourse, said the link-up would be ideal to showcase the borough’s heritage to the rest of the world. He said: “Doncaster is synonymous with racing and railways.”