Pontefract

Set in West Yorkshire, Pontefract is one of the most popular tracks in the north of England and produces many course specialists. Being a stiff, undulating two-mile track, the emphasis is firmly placed on stamina in the staying races but front runners are ideally suited to this track in sprints where an inside, low draw is important. Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract Park, Park Rd, Pontefract, Wakefield WF8 4QD.

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How Do You Bet?

2021/04/12

 

Do you follow tipsters, take a quick look at the form, or go deep into the past performances?

THE 2021 RACE FIXTURES DATES FOR ALL 59 UK RACECOURSES ARE AVAILABLE NOW ON THIS WEBSITE

2020/10/28

The 2021 Fixture List has now been published in part, with the months from January to April confirmed and the majority of the fixtures through the remainder of the year scheduled, but subject to change.

 Click here to view the 2021 Fixture List visit any of the racecourse fixtures pages and the fixtures by date page

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Fixtures at Pontefract

Date Course Type
Wed Apr 28 2021 Pontefract Afternoon - Flat - Turf
Fri May 28 2021 Pontefract Evening - Flat - Turf
Mon Jun 7 2021 Pontefract Evening - Flat - Turf
Sun Jun 20 2021 Pontefract Afternoon - Flat - Turf
Mon Jun 28 2021 Pontefract Afternoon - Flat - Turf
Tue Jul 6 2021 Pontefract Afternoon - Flat - Turf
Sun Jul 25 2021 Pontefract Afternoon - Flat - Turf
Wed Aug 4 2021 Pontefract Afternoon - Flat - Turf
Sun Aug 15 2021 Pontefract Afternoon - Flat - Turf
Fri Sep 3 2021 Pontefract Evening - Flat - Turf
Thu Sep 16 2021 Pontefract Afternoon - Flat - Turf
Thu Sep 23 2021 Pontefract Afternoon - Flat - Turf
Mon Oct 4 2021 Pontefract Afternoon - Flat - Turf
Mon Oct 18 2021 Pontefract Afternoon - Flat - Turf

Pontefract Races News

TICKETS ON SALE CONTACT RACING FIXTURES HERE

2021/03/04

TICKETS ON SALE CONTACT RACING FIXTURES HERE

Who is looking forward to a day out?

We sure are and we’re thrilled to announce that limited tickets for racedays between May 17th and June 20th will go on sale Monday 8 March!

Remaining fixtures will go on sale in the coming weeks.

IS RACING OPENING ITS DOORS?

2021/02/22

Government Coronavirus relaxation rules in England.

Thoroughbred racehorse named after Rob Burrow to raise money for Rob’s motor neurone disease Fight Back Fund

2020/11/10

The public is invited to become a member of the unique Burrow Seven Racing Club in order to honour Rob’s legacy on the pitch and his heroism in his battle with MND

Go Racing In Yorkshire November 2020 Update

2020/11/05

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In January this year we commissioned a study into the economic impact of horse racing in Yorkshire, which was a very timely thing to do!

The results have now been published and a video presentation and links to the full study can be found in this e-newsletter.

BHABritish horseracing faces severe threat after delay to the public’s return to sporting events

2020/09/25

BHA NEWS FOLLOWING UK GOVERNMENT COVIDE 19 RESTRICTIONS

2020/09/23

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British horseracing faces severe threat after delay to the public’s return to sporting events

The delay to the public’s return to sporting events is a serious blow to the horseracing industry and to the people and communities who depend upon it for their living.

Our sport has worked hard with …

BHA NEWS - Resumption update: Race programme and planning

2020/08/14

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Race programme and planning September’s Flat race programme has now been published on Racing Admin.

Several early closing races have been included in the schedule, which can be viewed here in …