Horse racing

Frankie Dettori to unveil St Leger Memorial in Firbeck

We’ve had a busy few days at Throapham with many of our guests attending the St Leger Festival taking place at nearby Doncaster Racecourse this week. Over breakfast I’ve been telling some of the local history associated with the oldest of Britain’s five classic horse-races and it now seems that Frankie Dettori will be in nearby Firbeck on Saturday morning ahead of this year’s race to unveil a plaque to commemorate Anthony St Leger’s connections with our area.

A more detailed article about this is in the Rotherham Advertiser.

‘Pipped at the post’ at the White Rose Awards

Robert, Ann, Catherine and Sara at the White Rose Awards 2011 presentations.

Robert, Ann, Catherine and Sara at the White Rose Awards 2011 presentations.

Our congratulations go to the winner of the category ‘Best B&B/Guest Accommodation’ – Kilham Hall which is situated near Driffield. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests and suppliers for their support since we began the business 5 years ago.  We took our daughters Sara and Catherine to the awards ceremony at Doncaster Racecourse and had a wonderful time. We look forward to trying again for the award next year.

Doncaster Races

Racing at Doncaster Racecourse begins on Saturday 17 April with the Doncaster Mile.  There are many meetings throughout the year including the St Ledger Festival on Wednesday 8th September. Throapham House is approximately 15 miles from Doncaster Racecourse and close to the M1/M18. For a luxury b&b near Doncaster Racecourse look no further than Throapham House where you will be made very welcome by Ann and Robert.

York Races – the season begins May 12th

York Races begin on 12th May with the Dante Festival. Racing takes place throughout the year and featrues: May Spring Meeting, the 40th Macmillan Charity Meeting, 51st John Smith’s cup Meeting, Music Showcase Weekend, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, and ends in October with 2 days of racing including the Coral Sprint Trophy. Enhance your experience at York races with a fabulous stay in our 5 star luxury bed and breakfast approximately 1 1/4 hours drive from York racecourse.