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Bookies Payout On Offers Sunday 18 August

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Pontefract Racecourse

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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.

Friday 26th May Results
Time Winner Racecard
6.30 Mon Beau Visage 11/4 View Result
7.00 Mutadaffeq 3/1 View Result
7.30 Rufus King 2/1 View Result
8.00 Tumblewind 7/2 View Result
8.30 Bonnie Arlene 10/3 View Result
9.00 Castle Hill Cassie 9/2 View Result
Wednesday 3rd May Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.15 Brandy Station 33/1 View Result
2.50 Mudaarab 7/4 View Result
3.25 Ravenhoe 11/4 View Result
4.00 Melodic Motion 13/8 View Result
4.35 Gin In The Inn 11/10 View Result
5.10 Suitcase 'n' Taxi 9/1 View Result
5.45 Oriental Relation 7/4 View Result
Monday 24th April Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.00 Gisele's Angel 4/1 View Result
2.30 Red Tea 4/1 View Result
3.05 Judicial 10/3 View Result
3.35 Tuscan Gold 6/1 View Result
4.10 Black Isle Boy 5/1 View Result
4.40 Oriental Relation 15/2 View Result
5.10 Alfred Richardson 11/2 View Result
5.40 Miss Sheridan 7/2 View Result
Tuesday 11th April Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.10 Billy Roberts 25/1 View Result
2.40 Above Normal 15/8 View Result
3.10 Brian The Snail 6/5 View Result
3.40 Uncle Bernie 7/1 View Result
4.10 Snoano 6/1 View Result
4.40 Acadian Angel 10/1 View Result
5.10 Rockwood 40/1 View Result
5.40 Gulf Of Poets 7/2 View Result

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