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2017 Race Season

The next race meeting of the 2017 season is on Thursday 28th September

The Going

The going for the meeting on Thursday 28th September is Soft.

Further updates will appear here when available.

Book Tickets for the next raceday

You can book tickets for the next race day by clicking here.

To book tickets for any race meeting during 2017, please click here

Safety and Security

In light of the tragic events in recent weeks, we will have an additional security presence at the forthcoming Race Meetings.

Security marshalls will be carrying out bag searches at ALL entrances ahead of racing so please make sure that you allow plenty of time for admission into the Racecourse.

These measures are for the safety and security of all racegoers so that everyone has an enjoyable time with us with fantastic racing and brilliant entertainment.

The Weather Forecast

For an up to date forecast please click here

Travel Updates

For the latest news on the roads, please click here.

Please note that there is a revised road layout off Junction 32 of the M62 to the Racecourse.


The 2017 season continues on Thursday 28th September

As the flat season continues to wind down, Pontefract stage their second September meeting on Thursday 28th. 

The highlight of the card is the Simon Scrope Dalby Screw-Driver Handicap – a £20,000 Handicap over 1m2f. ‘Screw-Driver’ was the racing pin up in the early 19th century, winning at least 2 ‘Cup’ races. These ‘Cups’ consisted of four heats over 2 miles on the same day with the winner being the horse with the best aggregate score over the 8 miles! This impressive feat makes Screw-Driver just about the first Pontefract course specialist on record! Team Godolphin have an excellent record in this race and they have taken 3 of the last 4 runnings. Their ‘Memorial Day’ destroyed his rivals last year by an easy 8 lengths – it was the last time he was seen in Handicap company and has been plying his trade at Group level ever since. The race also honours Simon Scrope, former chairman at Pontefract, who sadly passed away in 2010. 

All races from Pontefract are shown live on Racing UK – Sky Channel 432 – and the channel lends their name to three of the races on the card. The chief supporting race, the Visit The All New Handicap, sees the 6f sprinters burning up the track. The race attracted so many runners, it was split into two divisions last year with Lincoln taking the first round for Mick Channon and Graham Lee, who both registered doubles on the day following Father Mckenzie’s win in the opening Maiden – to be run for the first time in 2017 as The Novice Auction.

The EBF Frier Wood Maiden is often a decent pointer to a stamina laden 2yo. Henry Candy’s Cirencester took the honours last year while Percy Street took the same event a couple of years ago. He’s now a highly promising hurdler for the brilliant Nicky Henderson yard. 

The EBF Fillies Nursery generally throws a few future winners up through the course of the season – Tomorrowcomes and Soldier’s Girl fought out the finish last year while Rioca, Peru and Mise En Rose were separated by just a neck in the 2015 renewal! If there’s a finish like that again then punters will be in for a treat!

The Racecourse has been running the Yorkshire Postcode Lottery throughout the season once again. The scheme gives racegoers from Yorkshire the chance to come racing in the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure for free. The remaining 3 meetings of the season are all part of the promotion, and punters with postcodes from Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford will all be eligible for cheap entry at forthcoming meetings with Halifax postcodes the lucky ones on the 28th September.

The action gets underway at 2.20pm with gates opening at midday. 


Racing UK

There's nothing like a day at the races, but if you can't make it, then all the races at Pontefract are shown live on Racing UK.

Racing UK is Britain’s premier horseracing channel, broadcasting live horse racing from 34 of the UK’s top racecourses, including yours!

The channel is available on Sky 432, Virgin 536, UPC (Ireland) 411 internet connected-Freeview (231),  web, iPhone, Android AND mobile.

Racing UK was successfully launched as a subscription channel in 2004 by 30 of the top UK racecourses who wanted more control over their media rights and distribution. All profits are returned to the racecourses including Pontefract which improves prize money and facilities for horseracing up and down the country!

Racing UK apps

Watch every race live from 34 of the UK’s top courses including Pontefract, with the Racing UK iPhone App.
Catch live streaming coverage of every Racing UK race on either 3G and Wireless Internet as a paid subscription upgrade or when you place a qualifying bet through William Hill. This is a must-have App for any horse racing fan with an iPhone, iPad or iTouch. Download it for FREE and get all the latest racecards, runners and results in full colour for all UK, Irish and South African racecourses. It also includes Racing UK’s unique iCard Predictor service.
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PONTEFRACT RACES are run by PONTEFRACT PARK RACE COMPANY LIMITED, a company registered in England No. 159754 whose address within Great Britain is The Administration Office, Pontefract Park, Park Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 4QD.

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