Family fun at the Betway Lincoln at Doncaster Racecourse

The Betway Lincoln.
The Betway Lincoln.

The Betway Lincoln festival to mark the start of the flat season followed by an Easter family fun day at Doncaster Racecourse, Saturday, April 2 and Easter family fun day on Sunday April 3.

Gates open at 11:30am, on Saturday and noon, on Sunday. First race starts at 2.15pm, on Saturday and 1.50pm on Sunday. Last Race is 5.40pm on Saturday and 5.15pm on Sunday, at Doncaster Racecourse, The Grandstand, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB.

Prices are on Saturday, Family Enclosure: £8.50 per person – Free admission for children under 17, Grandstand Enclosure: £21 per person, County Enclosure: £31 per person and Premier Enclosure: £41 per person.

On Sunday the prices are in the Family Enclosure: £8.50 per person – Free admission for children under 17, Family Saver: £13 per person (including pie, peas, tea or coffee and a racecard), Grandstand Enclosure: £17 per person, Premier Enclosure: £27.50 per person.

Doncaster Racecourse is getting ready to start the flat season in style with the prestigious Betway Lincoln weekend.

The famous fixture traditionally marks the start of Britain’s flat season and has long been a highlight of the Town Moor racing calendar, attracting thousands of race-goers each year looking to enjoy a top class sporting and social occasion.

The Betway Lincoln, a famous Heritage Handicap over a straight mile, takes pride of place on Saturday April 2, at 2.45pm, with the first race scheduled 2:15pm. Seven races will take place across the opening day, with the final race getting started at 5:40pm.

Racegoers will also be able to stay behind to enjoy some evening musical entertainment from top impersonator, Elvis2 and darts legend, Dennis Priestley will also be hitting the bull’s eye with his first appearance at the Town Moor track on Saturday, April 2. Visitors will be able to take part in a ‘9 Dart Challenge’ competition to win tickets to the Betway Premier League Darts in Sheffield on April 07.

On the second day of the Lincoln weekend, (Sunday April 3), families will also be able to enjoy a spring day out as part of the racecourse’s first family themed event of the year at the Easter Family Fun Day. Admission is free for children and there will be entertainment for all the family including fairground rides, a colouring competition, kids disco, Doncaster’s favourite Mr Dan and much more.

Kieran Gallagher, executive director at Doncaster Racecourse, said: “The Lincoln weekend is always a highlight of the racing calendar as it kick starts the flat season in scintillating style.

“It is set to be a really popular weekend at the racecourse for both parents and children alike and aside from lots of off the course activity, we have a packed schedule of races lined up which are sure to entertain the parents. I would urge people to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.”

Tickets to the Betway Lincoln and Easter Family Fun Day start at £8.50 per person.

For further information about Doncaster Racecourse or to book tickets call 01302 304200 or go to www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk website.