The St Leger is the world’s oldest classic horse race, steeped in over 400 years of history. Founded in 1776 by Colonel Anthony St. Leger, the race is held annually at Doncaster, attracting massive interest among racing fans.
The St Leger is the highlight of the four-day St Leger Festival and is the final Classic of the British flat racing season.
The 2023 St Leger Festival will run from Thursday, 14 September, until Sunday, 17 September.
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When & Where Is The St Leger?
The St Leger is the final Classic of the flat racing season in the UK and is the highlight of the four-day St Leger Festival.
This year’s St Leger Festival will run from Thursday, 14 September, until Sunday, 17 September, at the historical Doncaster racecourse in Yorkshire.
The race was first run in 1776 and continues to be one of northern England’s most popular horse racing events.
Over the years, it’s a race won by some of the greats of flat racing, including Nijinsky and Reference Point, while last year’s race saw the Roger Varian-trained Eldar Eldarov taking the win.
St Leger Betting Specials
As the last Classic of the flat racing season, the St Leger always sees a huge range of free bets and betting offers on offer. In the run-up to the race, the UK’s top bookmakers will be offering some excellent St Leger betting promotions, including free bets, odds boosts, and no deposit offers.
And, of course, you’ll find all of those right here at Freebets.com. We partner with some of the leading names in the bookmaking industry to bring you the best welcome bonuses and sign-up offers available.
St Leger Festival Major Races, Runner’s & Odds
The feature race of the St Leger Festival is the St Leger on Saturday, but there is top-class horse racing action on all four days of the festival.
Thursday sees two Group 2 contests with the May Hill Stakes and Park Hill Fillies’ Stakes, while Friday’s main feature is the Group 1 Doncaster Cup.
The St Leger is the primary focus on Saturday, and it’s sandwiched by two Group 2 races - the Champagne Stakes and the Park Stakes. And the feature on the final day of the St Leger Festival is the Group 3 Sceptre Fillies’ Stakes.
St Leger Festival Betting Tips
Simply head back here or to our horse racing betting page, where we’ll bring you the latest odds, tips and offers for the 2023 St Leger Festival.
St Leger 2023 FAQs
When is the St Leger?
The St Leger festival runs from Thursday 14th September through until Sunday 17th September. The 2023 festival marks the first time the event has ever ended on a Sunday. The main St Leger Stakes race will run from 16:20 on Saturday 16th September.
Where is the St Leger run?
The St Leger festival is run at Doncaster racecourse, and has seen fans flock to Doncaster for over 240 years!
What time is the St Leger?
The St Leger Stakes 2023 is scheduled for 16:20 on Saturday 16th September.
Where to watch the St Leger?
The St Leger is being broadcast on free UK TV with ITV Sport, and will be eligible for online streaming via the ITV Hub platform. You can also check out the St Leger over on Sky Sports, however this will require an active Sky Sports subscription.