The beauty of the Flat is that quality meetings come thick and fast – and the St Leger Festival at Doncaster is this season’s next big date.
The fifth and final Classic of the year, the titular St Leger, is the feature and there are 30 contests on the schedule across four days of action between Thursday, September 14 and Sunday, September 17.
We could witness the first Royal winner of a Classic since 1977 as Desert Hero bids to complete his remarkable rise to the top table in Saturday’s big race.
There are seven more Group races at the St Leger Festival including the Doncaster Cup, which sees the progressive Sweet William – narrowly denied in the Ebor last time out – take aim at last year’s winner Coltrane and runner-up Trueshan.
The latest juvenile form lines will also emerge courtesy of lucrative contests including the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes on Friday and Champagne Stakes on Saturday.
The latest Doncaster St Leger Festival odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise the race times and day-by-day schedule for this year’s meeting is below.
Doncaster St Leger Festival 2023 race times
Thursday, September 14
13:15: Meriel Tufnell Apprentice Handicap
13:50: British Stallion Studs EBF “Carrie Red” Fillies’ Nursery Handicap
14:25: Weatherbys Scientific £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes
15:00: Betred May Hill Stakes (Group 2)
15:35: Betfred Park Hill Fillies’ Stakes (Group 2)
16:10: Hippo Bamboo Wipes Handicap
16:45: Winners Wear Skopes Menswear Handicap
17:20: Chique Boutique Doncaster Specialists In Racewear Nursery Handicap
Friday, September 15
13:15: Coopers Marquees EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes
13:50: Betfred Flying Scotsman Stakes (Listed Race)
14:25: Carlsberg Danish Pilsner Flying Childers Stakes (Group 2)
15:00: Betfred Doncaster Cup Stakes (Group 2)
15:35: Betfred Mallard Handicap
16:10: British EBF Ruby Anniversary Premier Fillies’ Handicap
16:45: Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap
17:20: Hippo Clean Edge Masking Tape Confined Nursery Handicap
Saturday, September 16
13:50: Betfred Champagne Stakes (Group 2)
14:25: Betfred Portland (Handicap)
15:00: Betfred Park Stakes (Group 2)
15:35: Betfred St Leger Stakes (Group 1)
16:10: PJ Towey Construction Handicap
16:45: British EBF 40th Anniversary Maiden Stakes
17:20: Hippo Pro 3 Sealant Handicap
Sunday, September 17
13:50: Hippo Carpet Protector Handicap
14:25: Betfred City Of Doncaster Handicap
15:00: Vickers.Bet Leger Legends Classified Stakes
15:35: Japan Racing Association Sceptre Fillies’ Stakes (Group 3)
16:10: Betfred Scarbrough Stakes (Listed Race)
16:45: I Love Julie Parkes Nursery Handicap
17:20: KC Sofas Michael Charnock Memorial Handicap
Doncaster St Leger Festival 2023 Racecard
Our snazzy Racecards page has details of the runners and riders, weights, odds and Timeform’s horse-by-horse analysis for every renewal on the St Leger Festival schedule.
Doncaster St Leger Festival 2023 Tips
Paddy Power News is the home of top tips and best bets for the St Leger Festival. Our superstar stable of pundits includes Ruby Walsh, one of the most successful jockeys in the history of the sport, and ace tipster Rory Delargy.
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Doncaster St Leger Festival 2023 Live Stream
You can live stream every single race at Doncaster on the Paddy Power website and via the Paddy Power app for free.
Just head to paddypower.com or the Paddy Power app and sign up or log in. Once you’ve done that, find the betting page for the renewal you wish to watch and click the button that says ‘Watch Live’.
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