image for Horse Event item typeRacing Buddies Raceday at Pontefract Racecourse

Horse Racing, Mon 23 Apr 2018

Racing Buddies

Racing Buddies


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


Who do you go to the races with? Have you got someone who you always go to the races with? Enjoy a drink and a catch up while having a flutter on the horses? Let us know who your racing buddy is and you can surprise them by bringing them racing for free when you book a ticket in advance for this race meeting. Just by tagging their name on our social media posts, you can let them know that you’re treating them to a day at the races!

And if you’re coming racing on your own, we’ll be launching our new Bets and Banter Social Club at this meeting with our very own Wendy hosting a meet and greet area in the main Grandstand & Paddock Bar.

On the track, the 2nd meeting of the season features the equine equivalent of the London Marathon!
The Pontefract Marathon is the longest flat race handicap run in Britain! Did you know that Pontefract is also the longest continuous racing circuit in Europe? At 2m 136yds all round, you need a brave, staying horse to get home up the famous ‘Ponte’ hill!

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
Mon 23 Apr 2018 14:00


Book tickets here:



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