The St Leger beckons

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Around 10,000 revellers flocked to Town Moor last Saturday for some fantastic action on the track, followed by a superb live performance from pop-rock band McFly.

Before the lads took to the stage, some top class runners and riders were in the spotlight with some of the most prestigious yards in the country in action.

And in the first, one of Godolphin’s charges, Mohamed Al Zarooni trained Rythmic ran on well and came home with room to spare, ridden by Ahmed Ajtebi.

The second was also ultimately a comfortable affair for Cox trained and Fahy ridden Ganas.

Ridden into the lead with a furlong to go, a burst in final 100 yards saw the three year old strike by six lengths.

And as the tempo of the evening intensified, local trainer Richard Guest saw Ted’s Brother triumph by a short head, in a thrilling finish from Northern Flyer.

With the music which followed the crowd at Doncaster Racecourse were treated once again to a great night out, with thousands enjoying the superb hospitality, sport and entertainment on show.

Now, perhaps mercifully the team at Doncaster will be able to briefly catch their breath before preparations continue apace for our next meeting on the card, the small matter of the historic four day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, which gets underway on Wednesday, September 7.

For more information on Doncaster Racecourse or to book tickets go to www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk or call 01302 304200.

Elsewhere, it was great to see Twice Over and Midday battle it out to the finish in the Juddmonte International at York on Wednesday.

The Henry Cecil and Prince Khalid Abdullah one - two was impressive and it was the first time The Prince has ever won his own sponsored race, for a princely sum of £700k (the richest race ever run on the Knavesmire).

The Ballydoyle team of Aiden O’Brien who came over with many hopes left empty handed after an English whitewash.