image for Horse Event item typeSeason Opening Day at Pontefract Racecourse

Horse Racing, Tue 3 Apr 2018

Season Opening Day

Season Opening Day


Pontefract Racecourse

01977 781307


The Administration Offices,
Pontefract Racecourse,
Pontefract Park, Park Road,

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 3 Apr Season Opening Day
Mon 23 Apr Racing Buddies Raceday
Fri 25 May 80's Night
Wed 8 Aug Ladies Day
Mon 22 Oct Season Finale Day


The racing season at Pontefract kicks off on Tuesday 3rd April with a race meeting designed by the Art and Graphic Design Students of New College, Pontefract. As part of their A-Level coursework, a number of students have chosen a brief to design an advertising campaign for this race meeting with one student having their design of social media headers and adverts, online and physical press adverts, a poster campaign and the racecard cover for this raceday turned into reality!

Schools are out for the Easter holidays as well on this date – why not plan an Easter day out with the kids? Under 18s are FREE in ALL ENCLOSURES – we even have some special discount Family Tickets available!

Don’t miss the EBF High-Rise Maiden either! With smart early horses from big yards often targeting it, it’s the first date to put in the diary!

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 3 Apr 2018 14:00


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See location of Pontefract Racecourse on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 447227  Lat: 53.69954 Long: -1.32336

By Road:
Leave M62 at jct 32
Racecourse is 0.5 miles from jct 32.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Monkhill Railway Station/Baghill Railway Station/Tanshelf Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing