UK Racecourse Information

Pontefract Racecourse

Racecourse Information
Welcome To Pontefract Racecourse
Pontefract has sixteen days racing between April and October, including three evenings and three Sundays. There are modern bars and refreshment areas in all Enclosures and the racing programme has been greatly improved in recent years with the result that the racing is both competitive and entertaining.
Contact Details
Pontefract Racecourse
Address
Pontefract Park
33 Ropergate Street
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF8 1LE
Telephone
01977 781307
Fax
01977 781333
Travel Information
Local Transport Links
By Road
The course adjoins Junction 32 on the M62. Leeds is nine miles to the west and the A1, M1 and M18 are all within ten miles of the course.
By Rail
There are 3 train stations in Pontefract - Baghill, Monkhill and Tanshelf. Doncaster, York and Leeds stations are also fairly close by.
Railway Station
Pontefract Baghill Railway Station 0.3 miles (0.5 km)
Airport
Leeds And Bradford 18.5 miles (29.8 km)
By Air
Helicopters can land at the racecourse by prior agreement.
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Facilities
Betting
There are Tote and betting facilities around the course
Parking
There is plenty of free parking.
Children
Children 16 and under get free entry when accompanied by an adult.
The Third Enclosure has a large play area and there is a crèche at all Sunday meetings as well as other family entertainment.
Disabled
For information on disabled facilities contact the course.
Enclosures And Grandstands
Club
Tickets:
£16
Food And Drink
There are 4 bars offering food and drink as well as two restaurants with views over the Parade Ring on one side and the Winning Post on the other.
Viewing
From the grandstand you get the best view of the Winning Post as well as views of the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure.
Dress
Smart dress required. No denim jeans, sportswear, trainers or shorts.
Paddock
Tickets:
£11
Food And Drink
There are 5 bars which offer snacks and a self service restaurant.
Viewing
Right next to the Club Enclosure the stand is close to the Winning Post and has views across the rest of the course.
Dress
Silver Ring
Tickets:
£5
Food And Drink
There are 3 bars and a bar/restaurant.
Viewing
Full views of the racecourse
Dress
Third Enclosure
Tickets:
£3 (or car including max 4 adults £8)
Food And Drink
There is 1 bar serving food
Viewing
Full views of the racecourse.
Dress
Course Details
Flat Course
Pontefract Racecourse Flat Course
Effect Of Draw
Low numbers best in sprints.



Left-handed, undulating 2m circuit, with straight of just over 2f. Last 6f essentially uphill.
Fixtures
2013
Date
09/04/2013 - Tuesday
22/04/2013 - Monday
01/05/2013 - Wednesday
21/05/2013 - Tuesday
07/06/2013 - Friday
23/06/2013 - Sunday
01/07/2013 - Monday
09/07/2013 - Tuesday
19/07/2013 - Friday
28/07/2013 - Sunday
07/08/2013 - Wednesday
18/08/2013 - Sunday
19/09/2013 - Thursday
26/09/2013 - Thursday
07/10/2013 - Monday
21/10/2013 - Monday
Race Type
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
More Information
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