Pontefract Racecourse

Sport & Leisure, Sports Venues


Pontefract racecourse provides excellent motorway links and so offers good communications not only with local horse training centres but also with other major training centres in the country, notably Newmarket, with the result that the racing is both competitive and entertaining.

We host 3 Evening Meetings and 3 Sunday Meetings each year - the popular Sunday Family Days are the highlight of the calendar with superb racing to match great family entertainment.

Our 3 evening meetings offer a variety of entertainment to support some fantastic racing!

There are two music events on Friday evenings in May and July where the Racecourse welcomes some fantastic performers each year. There’s also a brilliant Monday evening race meeting in June.

We also host an annual Ladies Day and the Best Dressed Lady will walk away with an all inclusive holiday for 2 courtesy of RIU Hotels and Resorts!

Racedates 2019:

Tuesday 9th April – Season Opener
Monday 23rd April
Wednesday 1st May – Northern Racing College Charity Day
Friday Eve 24th May – 80s Night (Friday Night Music Night Series)
Monday Eve 10th June – Sports Night
Sunday 23rd June –Flat Cap & Whippet Family Day 
Monday 1st July – Art of Racing Raceday (part 1) 
Tuesday 9th July – Art of Racing Raceday (part 2)
Friday 19th July – Beer Festival and Red Shirt Night (Friday Night Music Night Series)
Sunday 28th July – Tribute Bands Family Day
Wednesday 7th August – Ladies Day 
Sunday 18th August – Sunday Service Raceday
Thursday 19th September
Thursday 26th September
Monday 7th October
Monday 21st October – Season Finale

Please check our website at www.pontefract-races.co.uk or contact us on 01977 781307 for further details.


Type Price
Adult Between £5 to £25
Concession Between £3 and £17
Child All under 18s are free
Under 18s Free


  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Child Friendly
  • Outdoor
  • Card Payment
  • Annual Pass

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