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Talking Horses: St Leger crowd down but not by as much as first feared


ARC explains that a reporting error led to alarming figures being posted on social media, suggesting a 15% year-on-year decline

I can report a certain amount of spluttering at Doncaster racecourse and in the offices of its parent company, ARC, when attendance figures were posted on Twitter yesterday which seemed to show a dramatic downturn in the crowd for the recent St Leger meeting. The figures, taken from the very reliable Levy Board website, were posted by the bookmaker Andy Geraghty and recorded a 15% fall across the four days to a total of 50,414, with Leger day alone having apparently lost 5,000 people since last year.

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