Doncaster Racecourse Betting Tips & Predictions

Doncaster Racecourse is one of the oldest thoroughbred race tracks in the UK.

Located in South Yorkshire, England, Doncaster is home to many quality races and it’s a beloved race track.

Hosting both flat and national hunt races, be sure to check out all the action from Doncaster this coming season.

Doncaster course history

Meetings at Doncaster go all the way back to the 16th century. It’s one of the oldest and largest racing centres in the UK.

Otherwise known as “Town Moor”, Doncaster is home to two of the world’s oldest races. The Doncaster Cup was first run in 1766 and it’s the oldest continually-run race in the world.

It’s part of the Stayers’ Triple Crown, which also includes the Goodwood Cup and Ascot Gold Cup.

The other race is the St. Leger Stakes. It was first run in 1776 and only five runners lined up, but it has gained in popularity since.

Due to the popularity of the St. Leger, races all around the world have adopted the St. Leger title. It was originally named by Colonel Anthony St. Leger, who founded the original race.

To check out more on Doncaster Racecourse, check out their official site.


Two of the biggest races held at Doncaster is the Doncaster Cup and St Leger.

Both are held in September and they attract massive crowds. They aren’t the only races held in September, with a total of eight stakes races and three major conditions and handicap races also held during that month.

Overall, there are 24 notable races held at Doncaster, which also includes hurdle, hunt and chase races held from December to March.

The featured jumps races include the Great Yorkshire Chase, Grunthorpe Handicap Chase and the Doncaster Mares’ Hurdle.

Below is the full Doncaster Racecourse schedule:


  • Great Yorkshire Chase 
  • Doncaster Mares’ Hurdle 
  • River Don Novices’ Hurdle 
  • Lighting Novices’ Hurdle 


  • Grimthorpe Handicap Chase 
  • Brockelsby Stakes 
  • Cammidge Trophy 
  • Doncaster Mile Stakes 
  • Lincoln Handicap 


  • Flying Scotsman Stakes 
  • Scarborough Stakes 
  • Sceptre Stakes 
  • Park Hill Stakes 
  • Flying Childers Stakes 
  • Doncaster Cup 
  • May Hill Stakes 
  • St. Leger Stakes 
  • Champagne Stakes 
  • Portland Handicap 
  • Park Stakes 


  • Vertem Futurity Stakes 


  • November Handicap 


  • Summit Juvenile Hurdle 
  • December Novices’ Chase 

Course odds

Odds for all races held at Doncaster can be found at either BetEasy, bet365 or Ladbrokes. 

Because of the important nature of races held at Doncaster, bookmakers typically set their odds early, especially for the Group 1 races.

Bookie promos

Bookmakers run promotions on the major Doncaster meetings.

Look out for our latest Doncaster bookmaker promotions, which includes some terrific September specials.

Latest Tips & Betting Predictions

Check in for our latest Doncaster Tips & Betting Predictions, which includes the St Leger Stakes and Doncaster Cup.

Markets for Doncaster races often open early, with ante-post betting available on the Doncaster Cup and St. Leger opening months in advance.