DONCASTER Racecourse is making final preparations for a prestigious racing fixture which regularly showcases future champions of the sport.
Racing Post Trophy Day, the final Group 1 event of the British Flat Racing season, gets underway on Saturday October 24, and following the 2013 victory by Kingston Hill, which went on to win last year’s St Leger, race-goers can expect to be thrilled by some top class racing action at Town Moor.
Kieran Gallagher, executive director at Doncaster Racecourse, said: “Racing Post Trophy Day is synonymous with high quality racing and offers race-goers the chance to witness the future champions of British Horse racing as they battle it out for the coveted Group 1 Racing Post Trophy. Kingston Hill rode to victory in the feature race in 2013 and then went on to win the St Leger in 2014, so we could well see some of next year’s English Classic winners making an appearance.
“All eyes will be on Doncaster favourite Andrea Atzeni who will be looking to make a hat-trick of wins after riding Kingston Hill to victory in 2013 and Elm Park in 2014.”
Racing Post Trophy Day is the second day of a two day meeting which gets underway on Friday October 23. The fixture is the penultimate Flat meeting of the Town Moor calendar which culminates with the Betfred November Handicap on November 07, which will see the presentation of the Cock O’ The North awarded to the Northern based jockey who rides most winners between the Lincoln meeting and the end of the flat season.
Racing Post Trophy Day will also see the crowning of the ‘Go Racing in Yorkshire Best Dressed Lady 2015’. The competition will bring together nine winners from the county’s ‘Best Dressed Lady’ competitions held between May and September, including Doncaster’s very own Best Dressed Lady, Kirsty Booth. They will battle it in the style stakes for the chance to claim the coveted title and a package of prizes including the chance to become the face of Go Racing in Yorkshire’s 2016 campaign, a luxury two night spa break and a piece of vintage jewellery. Judging will take place in the parade ring after the second race which is due off at 2:35pm.
Other off-the track highlights include a performance by the Richie Muir Band who will take to the stage in the Exhibition Hall to entertain guests after racing
On Racing Post Trophy Day gates open at 12pm and the first gets underway at 2.00pm, the race card concludes at 5.30pm.