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The second of the All About the Racing Racedays is held at Pontefract Racecourse on Thursday 27th September. With just shy of 2 months left in the 2018 flat calendar, trainers are looking to finish their horses campaigns off in good style. Expect plenty of competitive and thrilling racing and some great perks!

On Thursday 27th September, there are 7 exciting races on the card which gets underway at 2.05pm. The highlight on the day is the Simon Scrope Dalby Screw-driver Handicap. Back in the 19th century, Screw Driver grabbed the hearts of the Ponte public and got their pulses racing. He won 2 Cup races which 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! He is also the earliest Pontefract course specialist on record! Dance King took the honours in 2017 – his third victory at the track for Tim Easterby and David Allan.

There’s a strong supporting card which includes the Frier Wood Novice Auction, which was won in scintillating fashion by Karl Burke’s Unwritten. He destroyed a field of horses who have all made a decent impact during the 2018 season – Austrian School, The Knot is Tied and Hyanna have won 8 races between them so far this year.

For each of the remaining three race meetings the Racecourse is on the lookout for those who think they know a bit about racing, to write a guest racecard analysis which will be published in the racecard on the day. If you’d like to be considered as a guest analyst for any of the last 3 race meetings (27th September or 8th and 22nd October) please contact the racecourse on 01977 781307 or email info@pontefract-races.co.uk.

On each of these racedays, there’ll be a soapbox for any punters to have their say on what they think has a great winning chance! For those who are new to racing, it’s a great way to latch on to a few winners! We’ll also have a guest pundit on the day to guide you through the runners in the Parade Ring and offer valuable guidance and knowledge about the days’ equine action.

Full information on the day, along with early bird discounted advanced tickets are available via the courses website at www.pontefract-races.co.uk , and, as part of the All About The Racing theme, if 4 or more tickets are booked for this race meeting, the track will give you a FREE Racing Post to help to study the form.