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Racecourse Association Showcase Champions!

Experience a fantastic day out at one of Yorkshire’s most traditional racecourses and recently crowned champions at the Racecourse Association Showcase Awards.

You’ll get a warm, friendly, Yorkshire welcome at each of the 16 race meetings that Pontefract stage this summer. Whether it’s the glamour of Ladies day, one of the fabulous Friday night music nights or one of the three family Sundays, there is something for everyone.

With international superstars Sister Sledge performing on Disco Night and Flat Caps & Whippets forming part of the entertainment on the Sky Bet Sunday Series race meeting on Father’s Day in 2022, there are some exciting racedays ahead! With options to suit every budget and food for every palate, a day out at Pontefract is always a winner!

Pontefract stages five Listed Races during the season. The racecourse is in all probability the longest continuous track in the world staging Flat racing. The Marathon Handicap Stakes at the second meeting of the season is Britain’s longest handicap race on the Flat.
The first recorded meeting at Pontefract in the Racing Calendar took place in 1801, although there’s evidence to show that there was racing in the area as long ago as the Civil War. Racing at Pontefract was staged during the Second World War, with the course hosting four Lincoln Handicaps.

Pontefract Park Race Company Ltd., The Administration Office, Pontefract Racecourse, Park Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4QD
Friday May 27
Monday June 6
Sunday June 19
Monday June 27
Tuesday July 5
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pontefract Flat Race
Friday July 15
Sunday July 24
Wednesday August 3
Sunday August 14
Thursday September 15
Thursday September 22
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pontefract Flat Race
Monday October 3
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pontefract Flat Race
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Monday 11th April OAP Free Day
Friday 27th May Disco Night with Sister Sledge
Saturday 19th June Sky Bet Sunday Series and Father's Day Racing
Monday 27th June The Art of Racing Raceday (Part 1)
Friday 15th July Re-Take That and Beer Festival
Wednesday 3rd August Ladies Day
Sunday 14th August In The Zone Family Day
Thursday 15th September The Art of Racing Raceday (Part 2)