DONCASTER RACES: On a winner with Sally Army


AUGUST is now upon us, and we have another busy month ahead at Town Moor.

July saw racing every week of the month at Doncaster, and thankfully, the weather improved to ensure that racing went ahead on reasonable ground on most of our racedays.

The coming month is a little quieter, with only two racedays, and the majority of our conference and banqueting team currently in Greenwich providing catering for the Olympics as part of a contract we won.

This Saturday we host the UNISON for Public Services Raceday, a top afternoon of racing, the seven-races programme starting at 2:15pm. It is set to be a great day, and as it is one of our Summer Saturday racedays, the racing action being complemented by off the track entertainment, with champagne and Pimms bars around the course.

Straight after the last race soul superstars The Sally Army will play a Motown medley, with music inspired by Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Stevie Wonder, on the Capital FM champagne lawn.

We have another great raceday on August 18 with more musical entertainment in the form of U2 tribute act Achtung Baby following racing. The band has been given the seal of approval by U2 themselves, so it is sure to be a really entertaining afternoon and evening.

But the real focus of our attention now is the Ladbrokes St Leger on Saturday September 15. With just over a month to go, the excitement is building for a meeting that could go down in history, as Camelot prepares to add his name to the legendary list of Triple Crown winners including Nijinski.

As well as St Leger day we have three more days of great action. Wednesday will see legends of the racing world come out of retirement to battle it out for a victory. Fashion will take centre stage on Thursday, with Ladies Day set to attract thousands of women in their finest attire, while Friday and Saturday will see top racing action, as the two most prestigious racing days of the meeting.

For more information about any of our forthcoming races or events – including the St Leger Festival - , or to buy tickets, go to or call our box office on 01302 511 918.

Saturday’s Doncaster card in tomorrow’s Star.