The two day Victor Chandler Christmas National Hunt meeting gets underway at Doncaster next Friday, December 9.
The following day the card features the Victor Chandler Summit Juvenile Hurdle, for three-year-olds only over two miles and half a furlong. This race, when previously run at Lingfield, has featured some of the leading juvenile hurdlers who have then gone on to run in some of the top hurdle races at the festivals.
And it’s going to be a champion event in more ways than one as on Saturday, former World Champion darts players Eric Bristow and Keith Deller will be coming along to compete in between races in an exciting darts challenge, which will see our punters in with the chance to test themselves and throw some arrows against the legends.
First prize for one lucky racegoer will be a table for two in Doncaster Racecourse’s Mallard Restaurant at the William Hill Lincoln Meeting on Saturday, March 31. Lincoln tickets are also up for grabs as runners- up prizes.
We’re anticipating strong entries across the two days, with seven races scheduled for the Friday (from 11.50 to 3.20pm), with six on the books on Saturday, starting at 12.30pm and finishing at 3.20pm.
There were some top performances at the weekend and the National Hunt campaign is warming up nicely ahead of our Christmas meeting.
In the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury, Carruthers put in a battling display to land the win. The 10-1 chance was bred and part owned by Lord Oaksey, who won the race as a jockey in 1958. And Overturn scored a famous win for Donald McCain at Newcastle, taking the scalp of former Champion Hurdler Binocular.
For more information on Doncaster Racecourse or to book tickets go to www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk or call 01302 304 200.