Doncaster Racecourse

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DONCASTER, SOUTH YORKSHIRE

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Doncaster is one of the oldest established centres for horseracing in Britain, with records of the first race in the 16th century. The course was first mapped out in 1614, and Doncaster now holds the distinction of opening and closing the flat season. The world famous St Leger Festival is held in September and is a major local occasion, with a fair and other events across the town.

Doncaster Racecourse
Leger Way,DONCASTER,DN2 6BB
Phone : 01302 511915

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Traditionally a steel and coal producing centre, the decline of both industries in South Yorkshire has been replaced to some extent by tourism based around the area’s beautiful Pennine countryside. The county claims part of the Peak District National Park, whose hills and dales provide welcome space for the large urban populations.

South Yorkshire is made up of four districts: City of Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. Barnsley is the county’s administrative centre, located on one of Britain’s richest coalfields. The town has an entry in the Domesday Book and was built on land belonging to the priories of Pontefract and Monk Bretton. Doncaster, originally a Roman station, is set on the River Don. It is known particularly for its racecourse, best known for the St Leger in September. In 1875, Charles Dickens watched it from the 18th century Italianate grandstand at the Town Moor racecourse. The Lincolnshire Handicap is held in March. The town also boasts fine Georgian architecture and Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.

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