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Pontefract Racecourse

So, where is Pontefract Racecourse?

Pontefract Racecourse is situated in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England. It is one of Yorkshire’s smaller courses but that doesn’t mean it is any less popular.

It holds sixteen meetings per year and this includes five notable races.


Although Pontefract Racecourse is relatively small compared to some other racecourses, it can still be difficult to navigate your way around if you’ve never been before.

After all, there are thousands and thousands of punters, multiple stands, enclosures eating facilities, drinking facilities etc.

To make it a bit easier for you and your party to find everything there is a handy full colour Pontefract Racecourse map which is available for free.Pontefract Racecourse Plan

Just check out their plan above and either screenshot it on your phone or print it off.

If it is where the racetrack is situated that you are strugglind with, please see the map below. Hopefully this will help you!

Horse Racing Tips for Pontefract

Once you have your race card and you’ve studied the various names, it’s time to place a bet. But who should you bet on? Today’s horse racing tips for Pontefract Races can be found right here.

You don’t need to worry – we don’t get our tips from a bloke down the pub, we have an expert team of tipsters who research all the available information and then dig a little deeper again.

Because they have a good working relationship with the people behind the scenes their trained eye can spot something that might have an impact on the outcome of the race and will have an influence on the amount of odds given.

Sign up to our free tips service now and start benefitting from their expertise today.

Pontefract Betting

Pontefract betting doesn’t have to be a complicated affair, especially if you’ve taken advantage of our fantastic tips service as well.

All you have to do is to study your race card, select which horses and races you want to place a stake on and then click here.

We’re confident that our odds and prices are the fairest around and that our service is second to none, so place your Pontefract bet with us and enjoy the race.

Free Bets at Pontefract

Interested to place some free bets at Pontefract?

Have a look online for deals and promotions and you may even be able to place some bets for FREE! We would recommend a mixture of online betting and betting at the racecourse. This means you will get the best odds, best deals and the best experience!


Pontefract Racecourse have a huge social media presence, and regularly update their accounts with the latest information with anything and everything concerning the course.

If you would like to tag them in a tweet then use the hashtag #ponteraces, and the account name to use is @ponteraces.

Racing Card

If you have a large group of people attending the races then you’ll know that trying to organise events can be a bit of a logistical nightmare.

To try and minimise the stress factor it’s a good idea to have a Pontefract horse racing card. The card will give you all the vital information that you need for the day, crucially the starting and finishing times of the various races.

It will also provide you with details about the horses that are running, a short biography of their history and current form, the jockey’s name and colours, details about the trainer and the all-important odds for the races.

Get your Pontefract Racecourse race card here. At least now, no one has got an excuse for missing the coach home.


Pontefract are fairly unusual in that they hold a monthly competition for its punters on their website. You can win some fabulous prizes, including annual badges worth up to £205!

All you have to do is answer a few simple questions to enter and you could be a winner courtesy of the Pontefract Races competition.


Pontefract Racecourse has seen horse racing since 1790. In 1802 they introduced a revolutionary idea – ticketing. Punters could pay £50 and this would entitle them to 20 years worth of entries.

With the revenue brought in from this scheme they were able to construct their first grandstand. Pontefract used to start its race meets at 2:45 so that workers from the local colliery did not miss out on the racing.

This stayed the case until the colliery closed in 2002. For a more extensive look into racing at Pontefract rather than this short Pontefract Racecourse history, just go to its Wikipedia entry.

All Horse Racing Events

Here is a list of other horse racing events updated in December 2019 you might be interested in.

As you can see there are many horse racing events in the UK and Pontefract Racecourse is just one of them!