The November Handicap signifies the end of the British Flat season, with seven exciting races, this classic race day will also welcome the Beatles Revolution, playing the Best of British tunes live after racing.
Taking place on the last day of the British Flat Season, the November Handicap is always a thrilling spectacle, and this year will feature the 8th Battalion the Rifles Regiment, leading out the horses for the feature race, as well as a Buglar who will play the last post during a 2minute silence at 12pm.
The day’s chosen charity for the event is the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
Visitors are encouraged to support the Poppy Appeal on the day, and are welcome to lay a wreath, or a remembrance cross at the Double Trigger horse statue in the Grandstand Entrance as a mark of respect, should they wish to do so.
Emma Rouse Head of Marketing at Doncaster Racecourse, said: “We are incredibly proud to work with Tickets for Troops, and have the opportunity to give something back to those who give so much for us. The November Handicap is a fantastic race day, a true British Classic, and we hope as many service personnel both past and present will join us with their friends and families, on the eve of Remembrance Sunday.
The racecourse has teamed up with Tickets for Troops- a charity which provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces. To find out more or to book tickets visit:
William Campbell-Lamerton, Director of Operations at Tickets for Troops said:
“2019 marks our 10 year anniversary and we would like to thank the British Horseracing Authority and Doncaster Racecourse who have been very generous supporters of Tickets For Troops since the charity's launch. With racecourses throughout the UK troops and their families can enjoy a great day out in recognition of their efforts in keeping us safe and secure.”
Gates will open on Saturday 9 November at 10:30am and the first race will start at 12:20pm.
Get your flat caps at the ready and head to the races for the start of the National Hunt Season.
The Return of the Jumps gets underway on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November when the Beer Festival Race days are back, but this year in true 1920s style. The Beer Festival will feature a variety of world-renowned beers and will certainly be a treat for those who want to indulge with a few bevvies.
The Cheaky Blinders will be on hand to deliver live music after the racing on the Saturday to a crowd we are sure will all be suited and booted in the finest 1920s attire. Talking of attire, and this year on Saturday 30 November, the racecourse will be hosting their first Best Dressed Couple Competition, with prizes available for the Best Dressed 1920s style couple, and Best Dressed Group.
Gangsters grab your molls and head on down to the races for the opening event of the National Hunt Season.