The four-day St Leger meeting at Doncaster racecourse is one of the most anticipated racing festivals in the U.K. with the final classic of the season, the Group I, St Leger taking center stage on its fourth and final day.
There are 28 races held over the four days, including five at Group II events, as well as the £300,000 Weatherby’s Insurance 2-year-old Stakes, which is a very competitive affair with some of the best juveniles in the country signed on.
On top of the great week of racing at the St Leger Meeting, we are awarding all players who wager $20 or more on any two of the four St Leger racecards, 20 TSC Elite Points for every dollar wagered on the full meet.
Starting Wednesday, select the track labelled UK – Doncaster from the track menu to watch and wager on the St Leger meeting. Check the TwinSpires.com Track Schedule for first post each day at Doncaster.
How to Earn 20X Points:
- Wager at least $20 or more on any two days of the four-day St Leger meeting at Doncaster with your TwinSpires.com account.
Points will be applied as follows:
- All Players will earn 2 TSC Elite Points per dollar wagered to be credited the next day.
- Qualifying Players will earn an additional 18 TSC Elite Points to be credited by Tuesday, September 17.
2013 St Leger Meeting Highlights
Doncaster’s four-day St Leger meeting – which culminates on Saturday 14th with the 2013 renewal of the world’s oldest Classic – opens with a fine seven-race card featuring the £40,000 Listed 1000m Scarbrough Stakes. Also on Wednesday’s schedule are the £20,000 1200m British Stallion Studs EBF Conditions Stakes, a £20,000 1400m handicap, a £15,000 1400m nursery, a £15,000 2000m conditions event and a £10,000 handicap.
Two Pattern events guarantee high-quality action on Day Two of the St Leger Meeting. They are the £90,000 Group 2 2900m Park Hill Stakes, for three-year-old fillies, and the £60,000 Group 3 1400m Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes, open to fillies and mares aged three and upwards. Both are overshadowed in strict financial terms, though, by the £300,000 1300m Weatherbys Insurance Stakes, for two-year-olds bought at auction.
Another seven-race card at Doncaster and this one features three Pattern contests. The most valuable is the £100,000 Group 2 3600m Doncaster Cup, while the other two – the Group 2 1600m May Hill Stakes, confined to two-year-old fillies, and the Group 2 1000m Flying Childers Stakes, for juveniles of both sexes – both have prize money of £70,000. A 1400m Listed race, two handicaps and a conditions event complete the programme.
The St Leger was first run in 1776 and, since its creation, has been won by true equine greats such as Pretty Polly, Hyperion, Nijinsky and Oh So Sharp. Some very big names have been defeated in it, too, including Shergar, only fourth in 1981, and Camelot, who finished second last season when attempting to become the first colt since 1970 to complete the ‘Triple Crown’ of the 2000 Guineas, the Derby and this Doncaster Classic. A 1900m Group 1 event, the Ladbrokes-sponsored St Leger offers prize money this year of £600,000 and is the centrepiece of another magnificent seven-contest schedule that also includes the £100,000 Group 2 1400m OLBG Park Stakes and the £75,000 Group 2 1400m Champagne Stakes.
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Doncaster St Leger Meeting Featured Races:
Day 2 – Thursday, September 12
- Park Hill Stakes (Group 2)
- Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes (Group 3)
Day 3 – Friday, September 13
- Doncaster Cup (Group 2)
- May Hill Stakes (Group 2)
- Flying Childers Stakes (Group 2)
Day 4 – Saturday, September 14
- Ladbrokes St Leger (Group 1)
- OLBG Park Stakes (Group 2)
- Champagne Stakes (Group 2)