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The West Yorkshire course has been hailed as one of the most innovative in the north of England and the fact that its meetings are nearly always well attended is testament to its popularity.

Overlooked by the M62 and only minutes from the A1, Pontefract is easily accessed by road. Leave the M62 at Junction 32 and follow the signs for Pontefract Town Centre. By rail, Pontefract Tanshelf is only a five-minute walk from the course and it is only two miles to Glasshoughton station but you would need a taxi to get to the course from Pontefract Monkhill or Pontefract Baghill as there are no direct bus services.

Once an additional section was added, left-handed Pontefract became the longest enclosed track in Britain - a complete circuit covers more than two miles and half a furlong - until York was modernised to stand in for Royal Ascot in 2005. The finishing line is on the crest of the rise and the last 5f is all uphill so the ability to stay further than the distance of a race is a definite advantage, even in sprints. A low draw is usually an advantage in races up to a mile, especially in big fields, though jockeys will occasionally head for the stands rail off the final turn if the ground is very soft.

The track stages five Listed races between April and October, the one-mile Pipalong Stakes in July being a feature, and is renowned for the competitive nature of its handicaps. Leading trainers from Newmarket and Lambourn often have runners but the locals more than hold their own, Kevin Ryan, in particular, boasting an excellent strike-rate across the boards. Ollie Pears’ two-year-olds and David O’Meara’s older horses also do well and Henry Candy does best of the southern raiders.

Monday 23rd October Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.20 Iconic Code 16/1 View Result
2.50 Dawn Breaking 7/2 View Result
3.20 Silvery Moon 9/2 View Result
3.50 Connect 9/1 View Result
4.20 Darksideoftarnside 13/2 View Result
4.50 Dominating 6/4 View Result
5.20 Van Gerwen 4/1 View Result
Monday 9th October Results
Time Winner Racecard
1.55 Austrian School 10/3 View Result
2.25 Big Les 6/1 View Result
2.55 The Grape Escape 9/4 View Result
3.25 Madam Lilibet 12/1 View Result
3.55 Pioneering 4/1 View Result
4.25 Cornerstone Lad 10/1 View Result
5.00 Frankster 8/1 View Result
Thursday 28th September Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.20 Race Status: Dormant View Result
2.55 Shazzab 16/1 View Result
3.30 Race Status: Going Down View Result
4.05 Inexes 6/1 View Result
4.40 Dance King 7/1 View Result
5.15 Unwritten 4/1 View Result
5.50 Paddy Power 10/3 View Result
6.20 Arrowtown 11/1 View Result
Thursday 21st September Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.20 Jonboy 9/1 View Result
2.50 Mushaireb 8/1 View Result
3.25 Royal Shaheen 4/1 View Result
4.00 Marie Of Lyon 3/1 View Result
4.30 La Fritillaire 17/2 View Result
5.05 Misscarlett 3/1 View Result
5.35 Penny Pot Lane 10/3 View Result

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