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First Sunday meeting


Doncaster hosts the first Sunday race meeting in Britain this weekend. As it would be illegal to charge entry for a race meeting the entry fee is to hear the band play, in this case the band of the Irish Guards. Seven races are scheduled and among the entertainments laid on are parades of heavy horses and a race for Shetland ponies. Cash betting on the day is not permitted. Betting for the meeting can be in cash at betting shops the previous day or through a credit account or by charge-card on the day. Or you can leave a deposit with a bookmaker the previous day.

How to get there: Racecourse is east of the town, off the A638 (M18, junctions 3/4). Bus link from Doncaster Central railway station, served by London King's Cross. Admission: Club pounds 10; Grandstand and Clocktower stand pounds 5. Entertainment starts at 10am. First race 2.05pm.