Pontefract Racing Tips for Pontefract Racecourse

Pontefract TrackPontefract Racecourse in in West Yorkshire and has hosted racing since 1648!! in the days of Cromwell racing petered out in 1789 but began again in 1801 with racing being well attended by 1927. One of its claims to fame was that it was the first English race course to have a own site dope testing facility!! Pontefract host 16 races a year, which includes 3 Sunday meetings, 3 evening meetings and 10 midweek afternoon meetings.

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Highest Rated Races at Pontefract

There are 16 meetings a year with prize money totally 3/4 of a million of pounds each year. The most notable races of the year include the
Pipalong Stakes takes places in July it is a (Class 1) race run over 1m 4y
Pomfret Stakes also takes place in JUly normally the last sunday a CLass 1 race over 1m 4
Pontefract Castle Stakes takes place in June a Class 1 listed race for 4 year old + raced over 1m 4f 8y
Silver Tankard Stakes is run in the third week in October is a race for 2 year olds over 1 mile and 4 yards it is always held on the last meeting of the season

Upcoming Race meetings at Pontefract – Pontefract Horse Racing Fixtures 2013 / 2014

PosLWNameTwitter Username05-Oct12-Oct19-Oct26-OctTotal
11Roger SmithRogerSmith0909073.50073.5
22Gareth OwenPosh916030.517047.5
33John Smithjonsmith51109217.547.5
510Jim MacWhirterMacca7773159014.538.5
64Phil Perkinselpwerko015.521036.5
77richard taylor@rst130taylor015.514.55.535.5
86Paul WatsonPauljwatson724921034
98Milen Nikolovmisjah0070029029
109Neale Fraser@neale_f0027.5027.5
1121martyn james@doublerup015.501126.5
1222grant kenwardbeerygranet6909.524.5
1311steve power1tacyrrah0914.5023.5
1430Mark BaylissLarasam4606.51123.5
1512Ken BanksKenkenzobanks6017023
1613Alison Smith@asplenderleith022.50022.5
1717Wayne pendleburywayneyp840985.522.5
1850Mr Rob Cox@coxy18200022.522.5
1925John MorrisJohnnyGlen0014.57.522
2014Nicky martyniukNmartyniuk0156.5021.5
2216Mark davies@saintmark0070021021
2335Dean Pickering@PickeringDean0081321
2418Gary Cuthbert@copshawlad0017017
2519James colford@trueblue1400017017
2620Tyson Fazackerley@tysonfaz0017017
2731rob bland@blandy6611.500516.5
2823Alan bennettfoley58690015
2924charlie comiskeychaskynyrd078015
3227Neil porchneilporch196614.500014.5
3451hugh orr@shuglad00014.514.5
3529David Burza@davidburza15.508013.5
3639Shaun Hirsthirstyno2006.55.512
3746Christian HowellChristianmali6005.511.5
3832steve mullingtonmulldog1100011
3952Bruce Benton@ExBamptonPO00010.510.5
4033darren gilbertdazgilbert11000010
4134John Vallely@Glosjohn1000010
4249David KilroyFront_row014005.59.5
4353Connor Newton@CNewton_930009.59.5
4436Eric Nolanericenolan00808
4537Rob JonesBobNelsonB07007
4740Adrian BrooksbankChadlad1006.506.5
4841Glen matthewsDenmankautoposh006.506.5
4942craig robertsonBoabRob06.5006.5
5043Martin BrownBanger40006.506.5
5354Andrew AtkinsonChimp_Andee0005.55.5
5455Larry Nosetab@larrynosetab0005.55.5
5548steve barron@barronak50005
5656adam hunteradhunter198400000
5757Darren Fleming@papafleming00000
5858Gary AtkinsonGaryAkko1700000
5959GEORGI GOGOVdjeniks7000000
6060Jim Peterspicy_coke00000
6161Karl Eastbury@curlycov00000
6262mark rothwellferdynez00000
6363Simon Knuckey@SMOKEYFORMBY00000
6464Steven Lee@TheSteveKLee00000
6565chantelle formanprokringe00000
6666Craig Osborne@ozwaldo198500000
6767Karen Russellkazrussell200200000
6868Liam Durkindurkinliam00000
6969Martin Jenkinspigeon_island00000
7070Paul McNamee00paulopaulo00000

Special Race Days in 2014

Pontefract host lots of fun themed nights such as beer festivals, Ladies Day, Fun Family Days , Talent nights, and SIngles Nights. The following took place in 2013 and are expected to be run again in 2014
Singles Night – Tuesday Eve 21 May
Pontefract’s Got Talent Night – June
Red Shirt Night & Beer Festival – Friday Eve 18 July 2014
Family Days – Sundays: 23 June, 28 July, 18 August
The Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival – Saturday 20th July to Sunday 28th July
Ladies Day – Wednesday 7 August
Season Finale – Monday 21 October



Pontefract Course Details

The race track at Pontefract is left handed with the the last bend being a sharp one onto the home straight. The course is uphil for the final 3 furlongs which gives horses a tough test. The track is a full 3 mile circuit. The track is the longest contimous flat circuit in ENgland , it is no surprise that it hosts one of the longest races at 2 miles and 5 furlongs

Track Pictures Source Racing Post

Pontefract Draw Bias

Low drawn horses on the inside of the track normally have an advantage.

Pontefract Ticket Prices

General Admission: Premier £21, Paddock £14, Silver Ring £7, Picnic (car with four occupants) £12 or £5 through turnstile.
Children are free with paying adults
Family Ticket: £20 (only available on Sundays)
CHildren play area only on Sundays

Pontefract racecourse Address

Pontefract Park Racecourse, The Park, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1LE

Post Code for Pontefract racecourse


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    Road: 1m N of town on A639 Castleford road, M62 (Jctn32).

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