Racecourse – Pontefract

Pontefract Racecourse


Contact Details
Pontefract Racecourse, 33 Ropergate, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1LE
Tel: 01977 781 307


Further Information
Pontefract Racecourse is the longest continuous circuit in Europe at 2m and 125yds. It stages flat racing between the end of March and the end of October.

It is a left handed course with a home straight of just over 2 furlongs – the majority of the last 4 furlongs are uphill and so suits a strong staying type of horse.

Extensive improvements over the past few years have made Pontefract one of the best appointed courses of its kind in the Country – motorway links provide good communications with all other major training centres in the country, with the result that the racing is both competitive and entertaining.

Pontefract Racecourse is only half a mile from Junction 32 of the M62. The M62 passes the northern side of the track and links with the A1, M1 and M18 within 10 miles of the Course.

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