Doncaster Racecourse Guide

Racehorses thundering down the track at Doncaster Racecourse with jockeys in vibrant silks, as spectators watch from the stands under a clear sky.

Are you heading to Doncaster Racecourse soon? You have come to the right place, we have got everything you need to know ahead of your day at the races. From what to wear, how to get there, food and drink, contact details and more. Keep reading to find out all of the key information ahead of your day out.

What’s on at Doncaster Racecourse?

With race events taking place every month throughout 2024, below is a list of the popular, stand-out race days at Doncaster Racecourse.

27th/28th January 2024Great Yorkshire Chase Weekend


8th February 2024Winter Jump Racing10:5512:5516:25
29th February 2024Doncaster Business Showcase10:0010:0016:00
2nd/3rd March 2024Grimthorpe Chase WeekendTBCTBCTBC
23rd March 2024The LincolnTBCTBCTBC
26th April 2024Spring Afternoon Flat Racing


27th April 2024Spring Evening Flat Racing


18th May 2024Summer SaturdayTBCTBCTBC
31st May 2024Weston Park Cancer Charity Evening Racing


16th June 2024Family Fun DayTBCTBCTBC
28th June 2024Summer Afternoon Flat Racing


29th June 2024Summer SaturdayTBCTBCTBC
12th September 2024Ladies DayTBCTBCTBC
13th September 2024Doncaster Cup DayTBCTBCTBC
14th September 2024Betfred St Leger DayTBCTBCTBC
15th September 2024St Leger Community FundayTBCTBCTBC

What is the Doncaster Racecourse Address?

The address of Doncaster Racecourse is below:

Doncaster Racecourse

Leger Way



How to Get to Doncaster Racecourse?

Doncaster Racecourse has great connections to public transport, several motorways and A roads. Below, we have provided some guidance on how to find your way on the day,

By Car

With excellent motorway links, Doncaster Racecourse can be reached via the M1 (J32), M18 (J3/4), A1M (J36), and the M62. 

By Bus

There is a shuttle bus service that runs between the racecourse and Doncaster Interchange (train station) for all race meetings. It commences at around the time of gate opening and will start running back just after the penultimate race. It then continues for up to an hour after the last race.

*This does NOT run on non-racing events

By Air

Manchester, Leeds Bradford, and East Midlands Airport are within easy reach of Doncaster Racecourse. 

If you wish to enquire about arrivals by helicopter, you will need to obtain permission in advance by contacting the address on the website.

By Train

Accessing Doncaster Racecourse by rail is relatively easy. Doncaster Station is easily accessible from most UK train stations, and once you arrive at Doncaster Station there is a shuttle bus service on racedays! 

Where to Get Tickets?

Tickets for the races at Doncaster can be purchased via the website, here. They can also be purchased at the gate. Tickets purchased online 48 hours in advance can receive a discounted price. Children under 17 go free – but will still need a ticket.

NHS, Social Care, Armed Forces and Emergency Services can apply for a free ticket to the races via the Bluelight website. No dogs are permitted.


Guide dogs are permitted. Personal Assistants will receive free admission to the racecourse when accompanying a paying disabled guest. There are designated wheelchair viewing spots, disabled parking close to the main entrance, and lifts.

Doncaster Racecourse Enclosures

Premier Enclosure

There is an advised dress code at the Premier Enclosure. The Mallard/Lincoln restaurant requires a jacket and tie to be worn for gentlemen and smart attire for ladies, this also applies to children.

Grandstand Enclosure

There is no dress code in the Grandstand, and there is access to a large indoor area, a food court and betting stands.

Family Enclosure

There is no dress code at this enclosure, and there are plenty of pop-up food stalls.

What to Wear?

The general advice surrounding dress code at Doncaster Racecourse is to dress for the weather! The ground can be uneven and is primarily grass, so it is recommended that appropriate footwear is worn. There are different dress codes at Doncaster Racecourse depending on which enclosure and fixture you are going to. 

In the Premier Enclosure and Home Straight Restaurant, it is customary for gentlemen to wear a jacket, however ties are optional. Ladies and children should also wear smart attire, and jeans and sportswear are not permitted. 

For the Grandstand Enclosure, the dress code is generally more relaxed and there are no set parameters for what to wear, other than that team shirts and offensive fancy dress costumes are not permitted.

Finally, in the Family Enclosure, there is no dress code. 

Food & Drink

Home to an outstanding collection of places to dine, Doncaster Racecourse has something for everyone. Whether you are after a three-course meal or a quick bite to eat, there is something for everyone’s tastes. 

There are a variety of pop-up food stalls, a food court and, of course, a restaurant for our hospitality racegoers. 

Available to guests at the Premier Suite:

  • Premier Bar – draught and bottled beers, lagers, wines and spirits.

Available to guests at the County Enclosure:

  • The Champagne Lawn
  • Nijinsky Suite
  • Halmahera Bar
  • Conduit Bar

Available to guests at the Grandstand Enclosure:

  • Arctic Cosmos Bar
  • Motivator Bar
  • Septimus Bar
  • Cask Ale Bar
  • Lucarno Bar
  • Champagne & Prosecco Bar
  • Lord Clifton Bar
  • Clock Tower Bar

Please note: picnics are only permitted in the Family Enclosure – no drinks may be brought into any area of the racecourse.

Contact Details

Method of ContactContact Details
General 304200
Raceday Sales – 304200
Raceday Sales – 304200
Owners & 304200
Sponsorship & 304200
Venue 304200

Nearby Accommodation

If you are looking to make more than just the day of your trip to Doncaster Racecourse, below we have gathered some of the nearby accommodation with all their details for you.

Hilton Garden Inn Hotel

Doncaster Racecourse Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

+44 1302 986888

The Crown Hotel

Market Pl, High St, Bawtry, Doncaster DN10 6JW

01302 710341

Mercure Doncaster Centre Danum Hotel

High St, Doncaster DN1 1DN

01302 342261 Protection Status
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