With an exciting double-header of racing upon us here at Doncaster Racecourse, it’s all hands on deck as the course looks forward to racing today and tomorrow evening.
There are some treats in store for punters too. Today camel racing is the quirky treat and then on Saturday night, Sharleen Spiteri and her band, Texas, will play live after racing, with tickets still available.
For those who can take more drama after a fantastic Royal Ascot last week, there’s plenty in the offing, and some interesting entries in today’s first race caught the eye.
The two-year-olds’ maiden fillies contest over six furlongs included a rash of leading trainers staking an interest, with Godolphin, Barry Hills and Richard Hannon all amongst the entries.
Tomorrow sees a six-race card starting at 6.10pm, again, with plenty of stellar names in the offing.
In the second at 6.40pm, Tim-Easterby-trained Grissom could well be one to watch, with Gap Princess and Barons Spy also likely to be in the mix.
In the 7.10pm, James Givens Lincolnshire trained Jack Smudge is a likely contender, along with Azzurra Du Caprio.
In the 7.45pm Stella Point, Moonsail and Federation look like the three top contenders to weigh up.
In the 8.15pm, South Yorkshire trainer Richard Guest carries local honour with Petomic , although others such as Ruth Carr’s Cono Zur will put up a stern challenge.
Pat Eddery fields Sweet Possession in the 8.50pm with Charles Smith’s Sairaam a strong contender.
And just a word on the great week that was Royal Ascot; it’s a possibility that Michael Owen, who emotionally welcomed back Brown Panther, a horse he’d bred himself, after a comfortable victory in the King George V Stakes, will be going for glory again in our own season highlight, the Ladbrokes St Leger in September.