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Pontefract Racecourse

Pontefract Racecourse

We are working hard to keep information on this website up to date but things are changing rapidly. Please check individual venue websites before travelling.


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


*The information below is correct at 11am on Wednesday 23rd September.*

At Pontefract Racecourse the safety and welfare of our visitors, racegoers, participants and team is paramount. We are keeping up to date with the latest information and advice from the Government and the British Horseracing Authority and have a team ready to implement recommended actions.

All race meetings in 2020 will be run 'behind closed doors' . This means that there will be no public in attendance and race meetings will be open to jockeys, trainers and officials only.

We hope that we will be able to welcome back spectators once again for our 2021 racing season.

If it’s an equine experience you’re after then you won’t go wrong if you decide to visit Pontefract Racecourse. The racing season which begins in April and ends in October is crammed full of themed days so if you don’t fancy a flutter you’re still guaranteed a great time!

Celebrate everything Yorkshire at the Flat Cap and Whippet Family Day, grab your leg warmers and boogie on down to 80’s night and flaunt your frock at Ladies Day.

With its long history and strong links to Newmarket this left-handed track at over 2 miles is the longest continuous flat racing circuit in Europe. So if you’re a hardcore horse racing fan this course won’t disappoint.

With excellent views of the course from all of the enclosures, the option of private boxes; a selection of dining delights and entertainment for all it really is a great way to spend a day!

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

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility Facilities

Opening details

Various fixture dates. Please call for more details.


Various prices available. Please call for more details.


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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities