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Pontefract Racecourse

The course in West Yorkshire is based in the medieval town on Pontefract. The course at Pontefract is a two mile left handed circuit with a very testing steep hill in the final 3 furlongs that suits a horse with plenty of stamina.

The racecourse holds 16 meetings annually which are ran from April through to October. Standout meetings at this track are the Pontefract Castle Stakes which is a listed race and held in June and the Silver Tankard Stakes which takes place in October.

In the draw stall advantage lower numbers are favoured in sprints when the ground is soft.

Trainers that have done well at this course in recent seasons are Richard Fahey whose stables are based nearby in Musley Bank and Mark Johnston is also based just 15 minutes away from the course. Jockeys have a good record here are Paul Hanagan and Tom Eaves.

2014 Pontefract Racecourse Events

The major events coming your way from Pontefract.

DateEventTicket Cost/More Information
18thRed Shirt Night/Beer FestivalGrandstand Admission - £13
6thLadies DayGrandstand Admission - £13
17thFlying Fillies Family DayGrandstand Admission - £13

Aerial View

Pontefract Racecourse
Park Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4QD