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Doncaster tips on horses running at the races today. Check out the most popular Doncaster tips below or see what the most popular OLBG tipsters are predicting will win on Town Moor today. For today's racing tips from all courses please head to the main page for horse racing tips.

  • Doncaster Racecourse Information

    Doncaster is one of the major courses in the north of England, the 'turf' flat season just about starts and ends here. 

    The host of the St. Leger first run in 1776, which is the oldest of the five English 'classic' races and is the final one of the flat season (run in September).

    Type of Racing: Flat and NH.

    Flat Highlights: The St. Leger is the main feature, being the last Classic of the season. Run over 1 mile 6 furlongs it is the final leg of the Triple Crown after the Guineas and Derby. The last horse to win the three races was the great Nijinsky in 1970.

    The Lincoln Handicap (March) traditionally kicks off the beginning of the 'turf' flat season with horses from that race worth following in April and May, as they tend to be horses who are “ready” fitness-wise.

    The Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes (Group 1), formally known as the Racing Post Trophy run in October over a mile for 2 Year old's is a valuable guide to the classics for the following season.

    In total Doncaster has 9 Group races on the flat.

    NH Highlights:

    Several feature races adorn the programme, with possibly the best known being the Yorkshire Chase (January) and the Grimthorpe Chase (March) which is normally held just prior to the Cheltenham Festival.

    TV Channel: Sky Sports Racing

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    * All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Doncaster

    Doncaster Outright Favourite Statistics

    • Flat Handicaps: 138-458 (30%) -13.94
    • Flat Non-Handicaps: 84-168 (50%) +13.13
    • Handicap Chases: 22-89 (25%) -15.49
    • Handicap Hurdles: 39-103 (38%) +23.56
    • Non-Handicap Chases: 21-38 (55%) -0.01
    • Non-Handicap Hurdles: 50-101 (50%) -7.84
  • Doncaster Racecourse Map

    Flat & National Hunt: Left-handed track, Rose Hill is the highest point on the track and is situated about 10 furlongs from the winning post. There is a slight uphill stretch before and downhill stretch after Rose Hill, but neither is steep nor prolonged. The rest of the course is basically level and has good drainage.

    Doncaster Racecourse Address: The Grandstand, Leger Way, Doncaster DN2 6BB

    Doncaster Racecourse Telephone: 01302 304200

    To buy tickets for a race day at Doncaster, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.

    Doncaster Flat Racecourse Map
    Doncaster Flat Racecourse Map
    Doncaster National Hunt Racecourse Map
    Doncaster National Hunt Racecourse Map
  • Tips For Doncaster Racecourse

    Knowing that the Doncaster racecourse is a true test of a horse’s speed and quality means you can bet with confidence at the track. 

    During times when there is no racing scheduled at Doncaster, head over the racing predictions page to see what the tipsters are backing elsewhere today.

    Doncaster is regarded as a very fair course with no excuses, and if the horse is good enough, it will win. The home straight is very wide but tends to favour horses using either side rather than the centre.

    The effect of the draw varies but in general, it pays to be where the pace is in big fields. The placing of the stalls at different meetings needs to be checked.

    Avoiding trouble turning into the long straight is of paramount importance rather than the draw itself. This bend is about 5f from home on the round course so affects races over 8f on the round course. The Lincoln and other major 8f handicaps are run over the straight mile so are not affected.

    Races over 16.5f have a very tight bend after just a furlong, but this probably has little effect except in the case of a very big field. Visit the OLBG tips pages to view the tips and comments by the top horse racing tipsters. Check the OLBG tips pages for detailed comments on individual horses.

    Read the daily horse racing discussion on the forum. Check going and weather updates from the clerk of the Doncaster course.

  • Doncaster Draw Bias

    The most profitable stall at Doncaster in the win market when breaking it down to race trips is stall 8 over a trip of 6f, backing all runners in this stall over that trip over the past five years would have returned a profit of +102.20. The stall with the worst loss at Doncaster in the win market when breaking it down to race trips is stall 7 over a trip of 7f, backing all runners in this stall over that trip over the past five years would have returned a loss of -92.11.

    Here we have the draw bias for Doncaster taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.

    • Sprints (5f to 7½f)
    • Mile (1m to 1m1½f)
    • Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)

    The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.

  • Doncaster Jockey & Trainer Statistics (Flat)

    Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Doncaster?

    When looking at profitable trainers only then it is W J Haggas who leads the way with a total of twenty-six winners producing an LSP of +17.72 whilst Roger Varian leads the overall list with forty winners but shows a loss overall. With an eachway LSP of +36.40 at Doncaster, Rebecca Menzies leads the trainers in profit for backing eachway which has been helped by their seven placings which include a total of three winners. A total of twenty-seven winners from three hundred fifty-nine runners at Doncaster has R A Fahey at the wrong end of the trainers' list with their 8% strike rate and worst LSP of -133.05.

    Backing all of the Andrea Atzeni rides would have produced backing the most winners for a jockey here at Doncaster with thirty-two but you would have returned a loss by doing so, P J McDonald leads the way for profitable jockey with an LSP of +25.88 from their twenty-five winners. Rowan Scott is the jockey to follow at Doncaster if you are backing eachway as they show the best LSP of all the jockeys in the eachway markets, that is +28.98 which is courtesy of their fourteen placings (seven winners). At the other end of the spectrum is Paul Mulrennan who has a terrible record at Doncaster, of all the jockeys their LSP of -64.50 is the worse, they have an 8% strike rate with ten winners from one hundred twenty rides.

    Doncaster Picks & Hints

    Here are some factors at Doncaster for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

    • 5-11 (45%) +39.00 - Backing A M Balding runners when horses are aged 5yo
    • 10-21 (48%) +18.59 - Backing Saeed Bin Suroor runners when horses are aged 3yo
    • 7-17 (41%) +11.51 - Backing Andrea Atzeni rides when over a trip of 1m2f
    • 7-14 (50%) +10.17 - Backing Jim Crowley rides when over a trip of 6f


    Doncaster Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

    Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Doncaster based on the number of winners:

    • 18 Wins: Roger Varian & Andrea Atzeni
    • 13 Wins: J H M Gosden & L Dettori
    • 10 Wins: Charlie Appleby & William Buick
    • 8 Wins: T D Easterby & David Allan
    • 8 Wins: D O'Meara & Daniel Tudhope


    Doncaster Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Trainer R-W-P Win EW
    W J Haggas 119-26-58 +17.72 +12.22
    R M Beckett 101-19-47 +44.84 +20.27
    Saeed Bin Suroor 60-18-28 +18.55 +9.01
    A M Balding 92-16-34 +52.25 +23.42
    Ian Williams 90-16-31 +37.26 +19.71
    K A Ryan 161-14-43 +17.95 -4.98
    Charles Hills 101-14-35 +2.13 -4.46
    J R Fanshawe 82-14-33 +45.37 +25.62
    C G Cox 66-9-22 +10.79 +5.61
    Owen Burrows 34-9-19 +4.43 +3.87

    Doncaster Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Jockey R-W-P Win EW
    P J McDonald 180-25-60 +25.88 +19.05
    Jim Crowley 103-23-47 +6.23 -2.97
    Jamie Spencer 118-22-46 +7.40 -4.62
    Dane O'Neill 94-17-37 +0.38 -5.15
    David Egan 91-17-33 +21.53 +3.45
    Adam Kirby 88-15-31 +35.83 +13.61
    Kevin Stott 140-14-40 +13.75 -0.13
    David Allan 129-14-26 +21.75 -11.01
    Hollie Doyle 70-10-21 +12.13 -6.01
    Francis Norton 60-10-22 +18.82 +15.35
  • Doncaster Jockey & Trainer Statistics (NH)

    Who are the best national hunt jockeys and trainers to bet on at Doncaster?

    Whilst N J Henderson is the most successful trainer at Doncaster with a total of twenty-four winners, if you backed all of their runners you would be showing a loss. C E Longsdon is the most successful trainer at Doncaster for those who show a profit if backing all their runners thanks to a total of twelve winners and an LSP of +2.45. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which trainer is best to follow at Doncaster and that would be Nick Kent who shows the best eachway LSP which is +20.80 thanks to their eight placings (two winners). At the other end of the spectrum is P A Kirby who has a terrible record at Doncaster, of all the trainers their LSP of -37.64 is the worse, they have a 13% strike rate with nine winners from sixty-eight runners.

    With a total number of sixteen winners at Doncaster, David Bass leads the way for winners from jockeys who have shown a profit (+32.97) for all of their rides at Doncaster. When looking at jockeys and looking for some eachway value at Doncaster, then the jockey who shows the best eachway profit is David Bass, that LSP is +15.61 which has been accumulated by a total of twenty-five placings which includes sixteen winners. Brian Hughes does not have a great record at Doncaster, their LSP of -88.18 has them stone dead bottom of the jockeys' list, which has come from twelve winners from one hundred fifty-one rides which is an 8% strike rate.

    Doncaster Picks & Hints

    Here are some factors at Doncaster for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

    • 9-21 (43%) +54.03 - Backing Ben Pauling runners when in a Novices Hurdle race
    • 7-15 (47%) +38.85 - Backing David Bass rides when on horses aged 6yo
    • 5-11 (45%) +35.58 - Backing David Bass rides when over a trip of 2m3½f
    • 8-18 (44%) +33.98 - Backing David Bass rides when in a Novices Hurdle race


    Doncaster Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

    Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Doncaster based on the number of winners:

    • 10 Wins: K C Bailey & David Bass
    • 9 Wins: Daniel Skelton & Harry Skelton
    • 9 Wins: N J Henderson & Nico Boinville
    • 6 Wins: P F Nicholls & Harry Cobden
    • 5 Wins: A King & Tom Bellamy


    Doncaster Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Trainer R-W-P Win EW
    C E Longsdon 89-12-29 +2.45 -2.83
    Ben Pauling 61-12-17 +30.53 +4.51
    Miss E C Lavelle 43-10-16 +0.07 -9.34
    B I Case 35-7-13 +12.46 +6.87
    T Lacey 26-7-15 +1.78 +0.98
    Mrs R Dobbin 23-6-11 +16.75 +10.63
    Amy Murphy 19-6-8 +1.74 -1.78
    Oliver Greenall 25-5-10 +8.50 +2.31
    D E Pipe 21-4-8 +2.88 -1.66
    Harry Fry 13-4-6 +5.25 -1.46

    Doncaster Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Jockey R-W-P Win EW
    David Bass 54-16-25 +32.97 +15.61
    Henry Brooke 73-10-23 +17.25 -6.91
    P J Brennan 39-9-19 +18.00 +7.64
    Nick Scholfield 28-8-11 +25.41 +7.69
    W T Kennedy 46-7-12 +5.00 -1.35
    Ryan D Day 29-6-10 +3.50 -4.19
    Lorcan Murtagh 23-5-7 +15.75 +5.10
    Brendan Powell 33-4-12 +7.50 -0.19
    Jonjo (Jr) O'Neill 27-4-10 +1.36 -3.09
    P V Obrien 25-4-6 +17.50 +2.65

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