St Leger Stakes live stream: how to watch the Doncaster Classic online from anywhere – start time, runners and riders

Jim Crowley riding Tawaareq at the St Leger Stakes horserace
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Back-to-back St Leger victories are on the cards for William Buick and Charlie Appleby at Doncaster Racecourse, with New London hotly tipped to emulate Hurricane Lane's brilliant late surge to victory over the 1-mile, 6-furlong and 115-yard track at Doncaster Racecourse. It's the oldest of the five Classics of British racing, and you can read on as our guide tells you how to watch a 2022 St Leger Festival free live stream in the UK. Traveling abroad? Watch the St Leger Stakes for free from anywhere with a VPN.

St Leger Stakes live stream 2022

Dates: Sunday, September 11

Race start time: 3.55pm BST

Venue: Doncaster Racecourse, England

FREE live stream: ITV Hub (UK)

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The Godolphin-owned colt leads a field of nine from post six, with the fiercest competition expected to come from Eldar Eldarov in post one, and Hoo Ya Mal in post five. 

Roger Varian-trained Eldar Eldarov underwhelmed in his most recent outing at the Grand Prix de Paris in July, but is far more suited to this distance, where he can exhibit his superb stamina.

Hoo Ya Mal, who'll be ridden by David Probert, was left in the dust by a victorious New London in July's Gordon Stakes at Goodwood but came home in third, before a dominant victory at the March Stakes a fortnight ago.

It's one of the highlights of the flat racing season. Make sure you know how to get a St Leger Stakes live stream from anywhere. We've also listed the 2022 St Leger Stakes runners and riders further down the page.

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How to watch 2022 St Leger Stakes: live stream for FREE in the UK


The great news for horse racing fans in the UK is that the 2022 St Leger Stakes is being shown on free-to-air TV, with ITV 4 the channel to tune into.

The St Leger Stakes is set to start at 3.55pm BST on Sunday, September 11.

ITV 4 is showing the entire day's action, with coverage getting underway at 1pm on Sunday afternoon. Away from home?

Use a VPN to watch on ITV Hub from abroad.

The St Leger Stakes is also being shown on Sky Sports, but why pay if you can tune in for free? Well, Sky Sports offers plenty more besides, including Premier League, F1 and NFL action.

If you want to sign up to Sky Sports, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

Not in the UK right now? No worries - you can download and install a VPN to port yourself back home to tune in as normal. 

How to watch St Leger Stakes 2022 from outside your country

We've recommended some of the best places to live stream St Leger Stakes racing, but you might run into a problem trying to access them if you're outside of your country. This is because of something called geo-blocking.

Simply follow our VPN advice below and you'll soon be around that issue with a great bit of software that allows you to relocate your device back to your country of residence - thereby regaining access to all the streaming services and content you normally enjoy at home.

Use a VPN to live stream St Leger Stakes from anywhere

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How to use a VPN

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'UK' for iPlayer and ITV Hub.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - ITV Hub for UK citizens abroad.

2022 St Leger Stakes runners and riders

  1. Eldar Eldarov, David Egan, Roger Varian
  2. El Habeeb, Andrea Atzeni, Kevin Philippart de Foy
  3. French Claim, Danny Tudhope, Paddy Twomey
  4. Giavellotto, Neil Callan, Marco Botti
  5. Hoo Ya Mal, David Probert, George Boughey
  6. New London, William Buick, Charlie Appleby
  7. Emily Dickinson, Sean Levey, Aidan O'Brien
  8. Haskoy, Frankie Dettori, Ralph Beckett
  9. Lizzie Jean, Kieran Shoemark, Ivan Furtado

Aatif Sulleyman

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