Doncaster stages the traditional conclusion to the British Flat season on turf on Saturday when the 2012 campaign signs off in style with the Betfred November Handicap Day.
The seven-race programme starts at 12.20pm with the principal race of the afternoon being The Betfred November Handicap Stakes.
This famous ultra-competitive Handicap over one mile and a half offers prize money of £65,000 and was won last season by the John Gosden-trained Zuider Zee. A couple of long-standing Listed races are also featured – The Betfred EBF Gillies Fillies’ Stakes (a contest for fillies and mares named in memory of a former chairman of Doncaster racecourse, Cllr. Ron Gillies, and The Betfred ‘Bonus King Bingo’ Wentworth Stakes, a race for sprinters over six furlongs. Both races offer increased prize money of £33,000.
The Betfred ‘Cock O’The North’ EBF Maiden Stakes refers to the leading northern-based jockey of the Flat season, Joe Fanning, who has recorded over a century of winners for the season. He too will be honoured on Saturday.
To celebrate the 2012 season, there will be ‘end of term’ presentations to honour the champions of the season, including the Champion Jockey, Richard Hughes – who claims his first title after coming agonisingly close to winning the championship in 2010.