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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.

Monday 17th October Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.10 Mount Moriah 10/3 View Result
2.40 Lucky Mistake 7/2 View Result
3.10 Empress Ali 5/1 View Result
3.40 D'bai 9/4 View Result
4.10 Timekeeping 15/8 View Result
4.40 Oriental Fox 11/2 View Result
5.10 Bahama Moon 5/2 View Result
5.40 Cosmic Chatter 12/1 View Result
Monday 3rd October Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.00 Hamada 1/2 View Result
2.30 High Acclaim 9/1 View Result
3.00 Blair House 9/4 View Result
3.30 La Fritillaire 14/1 View Result
4.00 Shouranour 4/1 View Result
4.30 Harry Champion 6/1 View Result
5.00 Kullu 6/1 View Result
5.30 Mr Cool Cash 7/1 View Result
Thursday 22nd September Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.20 Race Status: Result View Result
2.55 Race Status: Off View Result
3.30 Race Status: Result View Result
4.00 Memorial Day 5/1 View Result
4.35 Cirencester 5/4 View Result
5.10 Race Status: Dormant View Result
5.40 Captain Dion 6/1 View Result
6.10 Cartwright 11/10 View Result
Thursday 15th September Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.20 Brian The Snail 2/1 View Result
2.55 Lawyer 7/2 View Result
3.25 Mysterial 14/1 View Result
4.00 Kassia 3/1 View Result
4.35 Medina Sidonia 4/1 View Result
5.10 Queen Of The Stars 4/9 View Result
5.40 Irish Optimism 5/4 View Result
6.10 Be Royale 16/1 View Result

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