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By Post

For written correspondence, our address is:

Pontefract Park Race Co. Ltd, Administration Offices,
Pontefract Park, Park Road, Pontefract, W.Yorks WF8 4QD

or Call

For all numbers dial Pontefract area code (01977):

  • Admin Office 781307
  • Fax Number 781850
  • Banqueting Suite 781851
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Stayer's Championship

Once again, Pontefract will have a Stayers Championship in 2017 for all races run over a distance of more than 2 miles. Points will be awarded as follows:

Winner 9 points
Second 6 points
Third 4 points
Fourth 3 points

The owner, trainer and stable of the winner of the Championship will each win £1,500!

The winner of the 2016 competition was Riptide, trained by Michael Scudamore and owned by 'Having a Mare 1'.

The Races

The qualifying races in 2017 are as follows:

DateRaceDistanceHandicap RatingPrizemoney
Tuesday 11th AprilThe Jamaican Flight Handicap2m 2f56 - 75£5,000
Monday 24th AprilThe Pontefract Marathon Handicap2m 5f56 - 75£5,000
Monday Evening 12th JuneThe Tony Bethell Memorial Handicap2m 1f61 - 80£9,000
Sunday 25th JuneThe totepool Pontefract Cup Handicap2m 2f66 - 85£10,000
Sunday 20th AugustThe Moor Top Farm Shop Hemsworth Handicap2m 1f51 - 70£5,000
Thursday 21st SeptemberThe ROA / Racing Post Owners Jackpot Handicap2m 1f56 - 75£5,000
Monday 9th OctoberThe Bluff Cove Handicap2m 2f56 - 75£5,000
Monday 23rd OctoberThe Handicap Stakes2m 2f81 - 100£12,000



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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