Town Moor’s thrilling finale

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The two day Racing Post Trophy meeting, which starts on Friday, October 21, and the flat season finale Betfred November Handicap on Saturday, November 5, are the latest set of prestigious race meetings scheduled to take place at Doncaster, with the start of the new National Hunt season at Town Moor to follow on November 25.

A year ago, the Princess Royal graced Doncaster for the Racing Post Trophy while king of the track Frankie Dettori also managed to lay on a regal performance for a packed house at Town Moor, romping home on Casamento in the feature race on Saturday.

Dramatically, the traditional end of season finale November Handicap also provided an incredible final day cliff-hanger, with Yorkshire based Paul Hanagan clinching the Jockey’s Championship from star performer, Richard Hughes.

This time around racegoers can expect another action packed three days of racing across the two fixtures, with track favourite Hanagan once again leading the charge in the Jockey’s Championship.

On the opening day of the Racing Post meeting, gates open at 12pm with the first race at 2pm, the seven race card concluding at 5.25pm.The timings are almost identical the following day.

The main feature race of the meeting, Saturday’s Group 1 Racing Post Trophy, runs at 3pm. As it stands almost 100 runners are on the slate for this prestigious race alone and the final field will be another strong renewal.

On Betfred November Handicap day, the first race is at 12.50pm with the last at 4.10pm. In the Jockey’s Championship Paul Hanagan leads Kieren Fallon by 12 wins with Silvestre De Sousa and Richard Hughes next so there’s every chance that the Town Moor thousands will be treated to another grandstand finish.

There are a wide variety of ticket and hospitality options for the meetings. For information or to book, go to www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk or call 01302 304200.