Our second of three Sunday meetings takes place on 28th July as we host our Lookalike Legends Family Day. After a hugely successful Flat Cap & Whippet Family Day in June, we are looking forward to another busy meeting and have even more going on for the crowds to get enjoy.
This meeting is also the last meeting of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival 2019 and we have seven fantastic races to wrap it up. The Festival kicks off on Saturday 20th July at Ripon with seven other Yorkshire Racecourses playing host to a further nine meetings over nine days.
Joining us on our Lookalike Legends day are three fantastic tribute acts who will be playing throughout the day. Classic Kylie (12.00-12.40), TotOlly Murs (12.50-13.30) will be performing prior to racing and the final act, Totally Take That (17.50-18.40), hit the stage after the conclusion of our final race.
As all of our family days, we will have a children’s funfair, free sweets, children’s racecards, pony rides, face painting, bus trips to the start of races and loads more for the kids to enjoy. If it’s a fun day out with the family you’re after, this is the place to be.
The feature on track is The Sky Bet Go-Racing-In-Yorkshire Summer Festival Pomfret Stakes and is our third listed race of the season, and was won last year by Big Country, who went on to run in Group races in Norway and Sweden. That victory was the second of four on the day for Silvestre De Sousa and trainer Michael Appleby. Champion jockey, De Sousa, has already enjoyed success at Ponte this season having ridden a treble here in June. Their first winner of last year’s meeting came in the way of Michele Strogoff who won well in our third race of the day.
The meeting kicks off with The British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes run over 5 furlongs and won last year by Richard Fahey’s Flawless Jewel who bolted up to win by an astonishing 16 lengths. Fahey was top trainer for last year’s Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival and will certainly have his eye on retaining the prize this year.
The ITV7 Starts Now Handicap Stakes is our second race on the card and has been won by David Allan and Tim Easterby for the past two years, most recently with Multellie. The final race of the afternoon is The Fly High Faye Nickels Handicap Stakes and was won convincingly by Classic Pursuit to seal a four-timer for De Sousa. Following this race, the top trainer and jockey of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival will be presented with a prize (unless this has been decided prior to Sunday 28th). Join us for the finale of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival on what promises to be a fun filled day! We are offering a family ticket for just £25 which admits 2 adults and their children (under 18) into the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure. Head to www.pontefract-races.co.uk to secure your tickets now.