Tickets are now on sale for the St Ledger Festival 2020 horseracing event held at Doncaster race course, the first time since the country locked down six months ago. The St Ledger Festival runs from the 9th-12th September and will be the first race meeting with paying spectators.
50% Less Spectators
Its expected around 24,000 spectators will attend the four-day festival which will be down 50% on last years spectator figures. Spectators will no doubt be ecstatic to get back to the races but things have changed dramatically since they last visited a racecourse. Race goers will be allocated a zone and must not stray from the boundaries, to stop spectators mingling with each other. Doncaster have allocated two main zones for racegoers along with hospitality boxes and areas but with reduced numbers.To obtain tickets racegoers must accept the race course code of conduct and automatically be signed up to the track and trace system. Masks will be required, only during toilet visits and the use of indoor facilities.
Cash Accepted and Race Day Rules
Bookmakers will be present, numbers are yet to be finalised and up to this point, its likely they will be accepting cash for bets, a welcome relief to bookmakers who would otherwise have to process each bet via contactless terminals.Other rules include no food or drink to be taken in to the racecourse and no under 18’s allowed on any of the four race days. The dress code is probably the only thing familiar to regular race goers, ‘collar and tie’ for men and ‘smart dress’ for women.Doncaster racecourse have contacted all its customers who previously bought tickets for the four day festival giving them the option to transfer to next years race or attend as normal. All available tickets are on sale now online or over the phone.