Admission Prices

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All the information you’ll need on how much your Day at The Races will be.

 

Enclosures

We have three enclosures at the racecourse to suit every budget:

  • Premier Enclosure
  • Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure
  • Picnic Enclosure

Check out the difference between the enclosures here.

 

On the day prices are available here.

 

There are discounts for OAPs and Students .

 

Don’t forget that it is always cheaper to book your tickets in advance.

Advance Tickets

Book early for 2024 and get money off on-the-day prices!

Both prices are the same on the day however it is always cheaper to book in advance. Tickets will be released on 1st December.

 

Advance ticket prices can be found here.

Standard Raceday Advance Prices

The advance booking prices are:

 

Midweek and Monday Evening race meetings – 

December – January February – March April onwards On the day
Premier £16 £18 £20 £22
Grandstand & Paddock £10 £12 £14 £16
Picnic £5 £5 £6 £7

 

Sunday race meetings –

December – January February – March April onwards On the day
Premier  £19 £21 £23 £25
Grandstand & Paddock £13 £15 £17 £19
Picnic £6 £6 £7 £8

 

Friday Evening race meetings and Ladies Day –

December – January February – March April onwards On the day
Premier £22.50 £25 £27.50 £30
Grandstand & Paddock £15 £17 £19 £22
Picnic £6 £6 £7 £8

 

Take a look at our Restaurant Facility options and dine with us on the raceday!

 

 

The Cars to Course option allows you to bring your car into the Picnic Enclosure with a maximum of 4 adult occupants. The price includes 1 racecard and your entry into the Picnic Enclosure.

Midweek/Monday Evening: £15

Sundays: £22

Friday Evening/Ladies Day: £20

 

 

Please note that there are limited spaces for cars in the Picnic Enclosure and this area is likely to fill up on Sunday race meetings well before the 1st race. While booking a car park ticket in the Picnic Enclosure in advance guarantees you a space, it does not guarantee a specific position in the car park.

 

 

As always Under 18s can come racing for FREE.

 

If you’re interested in booking hospitality with us at the Racecourse please click here for more information. 

Family Ticket

In 2024 Family tickets are back for our Sunday race meetings! On each Sunday race day (23rd June, 28th July and 18th August), we offer a special Family Ticket.

 

This costs £28 and admits 2 adults and their children (under 18) into the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure.

 

Family tickets are available:

– Online by clicking here
– Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm from the Racecourse Administration Offices
– 9am to 1pm on the Saturday before the race meeting from the Racecourse Administration Offices.
– Online up to midnight the night before the Race Meeting.

 

Family Tickets are NOT available on a raceday.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FAMILY TICKET DOES NOT ADMIT INTO THE PICNIC ENCLOSURE CAR PARK.

 

INSTEAD, FAMILY TICKET HOLDERS SHOULD PARK IN THE PARK ITSELF AND THEN USE THE GRANDSTAND AND PADDOCK ENCLOSURE TURNSTILES. ONCE IN THE RACECOURSE, FAMILY TICKET HOLDERS HAVE ACCESS TO THE PARADE RING AREA AND GRANDSTAND AND PADDOCK ENCLOSURE ALONG WITH BEING ABLE TO ACCESS THE CHILDRENS ENTERTAINMENTS IN THE PICNIC ENCLOSURE.

Ladies Day

Advance prices for Ladies Day (Premium raceday) can be viewed here.

 

Ladies Day is one of the most popular fixtures here at Pontefract. We offer exclusive packages to help make your day extra special.

 

Ladies Day Marquee

Our marquee package is highly popular for those wanting to splash out on the full works for Ladies Day.

This fantastic experience is one of the best sellers on Ladies Day and includes:

  • Admission to the Premier Enclosure and the Ladies Day Marquee overlooking the Parade Ring
  • Racecard
  • Casual seating
  • Welcome drink
  • A variety of mouth-watering bowl foods (3 per person) plus dessert – menu to follow soon
  • TV screens and bar
  • DJ after racing

Ladies Day Premier Package

If you’re not wanting a table for the day but you’d still like to treat yourself, look no further! Our Ladies Day Premier Package is £53 and includes:

  • Admission into the Premier Enclosure
  • Racecard
  • Seafood sandwich (or equivalent)
  • Strawberries and Cream
  • Welcome Prosecco

 

The True Yorkshireman

The True Yorkshireman Package is back for 2024!

 

It is available on Midweek and Sunday Meetings in advance.

 

The ticket includes:

    • Entry into the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure
    • A pint of John Smiths/Fosters or a glass of house wine
    • A pie

All for £16!

 

T&C’s apply – non-transferable and non-refundable; this ticket is not available on Ladies Day or Friday Evening meetings and is only available to purchase up to one month before the race meeting.

Wrap 'n' Roll

A brand new package … Wrap ‘n’ Roll!

 

Only available on Friday (Eve) 19th July.

 

The ticket includes:

Entry into the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure
A pint of John Smiths/Fosters or a glass of house wine
A Yorkshire Pudding Wrap

All for £28!

 

T&C’s apply – non-transferable and non-refundable; this ticket is only available on Friday (Eve) 19th July and is only available to purchase up to one week before the race meeting.

 

Gift Vouchers

Struggling to find the perfect present for your loved ones?

If they enjoy racing at Pontefract why not consider purchasing a gift voucher for them.

Here’s a list of what’s available:

  • £10 Gift Voucher
  • £20 Gift Voucher
  • £50 Gift Voucher
  • £100 Gift Voucher

 

Gift Vouchers are available to purchase here.

Annual Badge Holders

You can either buy a single annual badge for yourself (or as a gift for someone else), or we offer Joint Annual Badges for husband and wife or partners living at the same address. The costs are:

 

A Single Annual Badge is £220 (£215 if purchased before the 1st January)

A Joint Annual Badge is £305 (£299 if purchased before the 1st January)

 

Annual Badge Memberships include:

  • 16 DAYS AT PONTEFRACT PLUS FREE EXCHANGE DAYS AT A NUMBER OF RACECOURSES UP AND DOWN THE COUNTRY.
  • DISCOUNTS ON THE PARK SUITE RESTAURANT TO ANNUAL BADGE HOLDERS EACH RACEDAY – SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
  • EXCLUSIVE TRIP AND VIP RACEDAY FOR UP TO 50 ANNUAL BADGE HOLDERS
  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE ANNUAL BADGE HOLDER BAR IN THE PREMIER ENCLOSURE

On the day

Not sure which enclosure to go into? Find out more here.

 

You can also add a number of items to your raceday tickets and badges to create your perfect raceday experience. Click here for details of the available ‘add ons’.

 

On the Day Prices are as follows:

 

Midweek/ Monday Evening

Premier Enclosure: £22

Grandstand and Paddock: £16

Picnic Enclosure Turnstiles: £7
Picnic Enclosure Cars to Course: £15

 

Sundays

Premier Enclosure: £25

Grandstand and Paddock: £19

Picnic Enclosure Turnstiles: £8
Picnic Enclosure Cars to Course: £22

 

Friday Evenings/ Ladies Day

Premier Enclosure: £30

Grandstand and Paddock: £22

Picnic Enclosure Turnstiles: £8
Picnic Enclosure Cars to Course: £20

 

Discounts available for OAP’s and Students.

Under 18’s Race for FREE as always.

OAPs

We offer OAPs a discount of £5 off ‘on the day’ prices into the Premier, Grandstand & Paddock or £3 off ‘on the day’ prices into the Picnic Enclosure. Prices for OAP’s (and students) are therefore:

 

Midweek/ Monday Evenings:

Premier: £17

Grandstand & Paddock: £11

Picnic Enclosure: £4

 

Sundays

Premier: £20

Grandstand & Paddock: £14

Picnic Enclosure: £5

 

Friday Evenings/ Ladies Day

Premier: £25

Grandstand & Paddock: £17

Picnic Enclosure: £5

 

The OAP discount applies to those 60 and over.

 

If you’re lucky enough to look younger than your age, then please do not be offended if we ask for proof of age!

 

OAP tickets can now be booked in advance. However, you may be asked for proof of age when having your ticket scanned on entry.

Students

If you have an NUS card, please bring it with you and you will be able to get discounts of £5 off the Premier or Grandstand & Paddock or £3 off into the Picnic Enclosure:

 

Midweek/ Monday Evenings:

Premier: £17

Grandstand & Paddock: £11

Picnic Enclosure: £4

 

Sundays

Premier: £20

Grandstand & Paddock: £14

Picnic Enclosure: £5

 

Friday Evenings/ Ladies Day

Premier: £25

Grandstand & Paddock: £17

Picnic Enclosure: £5

 

Student tickets can now be booked in advance. However, you will be asked for your NUS card when having your ticket scanned on entry.

Blue Light Card Holders

Blue Light Card provides those in the NHS, emergency services, social care sector and armed forces with discounts online and in-store. Blue Light Card also works with small and large companies across the UK including Pontefract Racecourse.

 

We have dedicated a limited amount of free tickets per race meeting to be redeemed by Blue Light Card Holders. To apply for one of our fixtures please visit www.bluelightcard.co.uk

 

All horse racing events are listed here:

 

Blue Light adds horse racing events one month in advance and they are all on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

 

Please contact Blue Light Card directly with any issues.

 

Racegoers with accessibility needs

There are no further reductions for racegoers with accessibility needs.

 

However, if a racegoer requires a personal assistant, then the personal assistant is admitted free of charge.

 

Our staff are aware that not all accessibility needs are visible – to avoid embarrassment, if you are a personal assistant and have identification of this, please do bring it with you.

 

 

Personal Assistant Ticket Terms & Conditions

 

At Pontefract Racecourse, we are committed to providing all customers with the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful experience with each visit. Our access officer is Richard Hammill who can be reached on 01977 781307 and is available to answer any questions you may have in advance about your raceday.

 

As such, should you require a personal assistant in order to visit the racecourse, you are entitled to apply for one complimentary admission ticket for a nominated individual. This needs to be for the same event as you have purchased and is only valid once you have purchased a valid admission ticket for yourself.

 

The personal assistant must be able to provide you with appropriate assistance which might include:

assisting you in moving around the racecourse;
helping you evacuate the racecourse in the event of an emergency;
accompanying and/or assist you in using the racecourse’s toilets;
assisting you in purchasing refreshments and food or using other services.
Please note that the personal assistant admission policy does not apply to disabled persons 17 and under as it is racecourse policy that all persons under the age of 17 must be accompanied at all times in any event by a responsible adult who must purchase their own ticket.

The complimentary admission ticket provided to your personal assistant will carry the same conditions as the admission ticket that you hold.

 

Eligibility

 

The eligibility criteria for complimentary personal assistant admission are regularly reviewed and the racecourse reserves the right to update them from time to time. Currently, those who receive one of the following benefits are eligible to apply for a free personal assistant ticket:

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Attendance Allowance (AA)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
Additionally, people who are Registered Blind are also eligible.

 

Please note that, in all cases, the racecourse reserves the right to nevertheless decline to accept an application or to request additional supporting documentation if, in the racecourse’s view and discretion, there is reasonable doubt that the applicant would be at a substantial disadvantage in attending without a personal assistant given the accessible facilities and services available at the racecourse.

 

Required Supporting Documentation

When applying for your complimentary personal assistant ticket the following supporting documentation will be required in respect of one of the benefits referred to above:

A copy of the awarding letter from DWP or statement confirming receipt of the allowance;
Photo ID which matches the details of the recipient of the above.
Alternatively, if you are a Registered Blind Person then a photocopy of certification and matching photo ID is required.

Please note that a Blue Badge is not accepted as evidence of eligibility.

 

How to apply

Complimentary personal assistant tickets must be booked in advance, either by telephone (01977 781307) or online at https://www.pontefract-races.co.uk/tickets/

 

Our staff are aware that not all accessibility needs are visible – to avoid embarrassment, if you are a personal assistant and have identification of this, please do bring it with you.

 

Pontefract Racecourse participate in the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme, a nationwide initiative for those with accessibility needs that may not be visible. A sunflower lanyard discretely signals to staff that the person wearing the lanyard may need additional support or a little more time when attending racedays.

 

Guests are welcome to bring their own lanyards or to register in advance by contacting us. Sunflower lanyards can also be collected at certain entrance points. If you would like more information, please ask a member of staff.

 

 

Under 18s

Accompanied children under 18 are admitted free into EVERY enclosure on EVERY raceday.