Doncaster Tips and Racecourse Guide

One of the oldest racecourses in the UK, Doncaster hosts 36 race meetings each year.  A dual-purpose racecourse, the feature event of the year is the St Leger Festival in September.  The Group 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy for two year olds can be a big pointer to the following season’s Classics.

Over jumps, the course has five Grade 2 events, including notable trials for the big spring Festivals.

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Doncaster Tips

UK Racing Tips – 23/04

Matchless looked a horse to follow when scoring at Doncaster a month ago and he returns to the course with a big chance of another success this evening.

Formerly in the care of Aidan O’Brien, he had been running creditably in defeat for Ivan Furtado so far this year, but took a big step forwards returned to turf.  Though up 5lbs, he remains 8lbs lower than when arriving in the UK in December and this looks a really good opportunity.

RECOMMENDED BET: Matchless @ 11/10 (all firms)

Doncaster Top Trainers (2021)


1.  John and Thady Gosden 12 winners (28%)

2. Richard Hannon 9 winners (15%)

3. William Haggas 8 winners (32%)

4. Roger Varian 8 winners (22%)

5. Charlie Appleby 7 winners (32%)


1.  Paul Nicholls 6 winners (32%)

2.  Ian Williams 6 winners (22%)

3.  Fergal O’Brien 5 winners (36%)

4.  Nicky Henderson 5 winners (19%)

5.  Alan King 5 winners (18%)

Doncaster Top Jockeys (2021)


1.  William Buick 11 winners (32%)

2.  Dane O’Neill 6 winners (25%)

3.  Ryan Moore 6 winners (23%)

4.  Hollie Doyle 6 winners (20%)

5.  Jack Mitchell 6 winners (19%)



1.  Charlie Todd 7 winners (44%)

2.  Paddy Brennan 6 winners (43%)

3.  Nico de Boinville 4 winners (21%)

4.  Tom Bellamy 4 winners (14%)

5.  Lorcan Williams 3 winners (27%)


How to get there


A taxi from Doncaster Station takes under 10 minutes and costs around £6.  There is also a courtesy bus from Doncaster station on racedays. 


Doncaster is well served by rail, with regular services from London in around 1.5 hours.


Doncaster Sheffield Airport is 20 minutes away (8 miles).  A taxi costs around £15-17.

Doncaster Top Races


G1 St Leger

G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy

G2 Park Hill Stakes

G2 May Hill Stakes

G2 Flying Childers Stakes

G2 Doncaster Cup

G2 Champagne Stakes

G2 Park Stakes

G3 Sceptre Stakes

Lincoln Handicap

Portland Handicap

November Handicap


G2 December Novices’ Chase

G2 Summit Juvenile Hurdle

G2 River Don Novices’ Hurdle

G2 Lightning Novices’ Chase

G2 Yorkshire Rose Mares’ Hurdle

Listed Skybet Fillies’ Juvenile Hurdle

Listed Sky Bet Handicap Chase

Grimthorpe Handicap Chase 

Doncaster Map

Doncaster Tips Archives

UK Racing Tips – 27/03

UK Racing Tips – 27/03

Some really competitive racing at Doncaster this afternoon and we head to the second race, an 18-runner 7f handicap, for our bet on the card. Society Lion was out of sorts for Ed Dunlop last term, but as a consequence he starts this year on a career-low mark and with...

UK Racing Tips – 26/03

UK Racing Tips – 26/03

The opener of the turf season is the Brocklesby Conditions Stakes at Doncaster, a five furlong dash for precocious two-year-olds who often go on to black type success. Mehmas colt Persian Force heads the betting at 4/5, which appears to be based mostly on his lofty...

UK Racing Tips – 23/02 Pt 2

UK Racing Tips – 23/02 Pt 2

Belami Des Pictons is very lightly raced for his age, but he showed he retains a good chunk of his ability when second at Exeter last time and is a confident selection today. The 11 year old bumped into an in-form rival last time, but he had the rest well beaten and...

UK Racing Tips – 10 September

UK Racing Tips – 10 September

UK Horse Racing Tips – Friday 10th September   A fascinating card at Doncaster and some quality supporting action at Sandown Park and Chester this afternoon. We have four selections, two at Doncaster and two at Sandown Park.   Tip 1 – 1.40pm Doncaster   This...

UK Racing Tips 9 September

UK Racing Tips 9 September

UK Horse Racing Tips – Thursday 9th September   A cracking card at Doncaster on day two of the Cazoo St Leger meeting. We have five selections today with one at Doncaster and four at Chepstow.   Tip 1 – 1.00pm Chepstow   The opener only really concerns a...

UK Racing Tips

UK Racing Tips

Free UK Horse Racing Tips  Lots of action today and we have four selections at Redcar, Sandown and Doncaster.   Tip 1 – 4.53pm Redcar   Our first selection comes in the finale at Redcar. This is an extremely weak contest and realistically there are only a couple...

UK Racing Tips

UK Racing Tips

Mick Appleby has his team in fine form at present and the well-handicapped Barrington could be another to strike for the yard at Doncaster this evening (5.50pm). Four of his top six career performances have come on either GF/Fm ground and though he has a poor career...

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