Annual Badge Holders


If you’re a frequent visitor to Pontefract, have you thought about becoming an Annual Badge Holder with us?


The 2021 Annual Badge is on sale now!


Click on the ‘To Book’ tab to purchase Annual Badges or give us a call on 01977 781307, and we’ll pop one in the post for you!

Covid-19 Information for Annual Badge Holders

Annual Badge Holders will have use of Boxes 15 to 19 on the top floor of the Dalby Stand.


Bar facilities will be available in the Annual Badge Holders Box with light snacks also available in this area. Table service only.


For more Covid-19 restricted dining information for Annual Badge Holders click here.







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 £210.

A Joint Annual Badge is £290.

To Book

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:


  • Joint Annual Badge Holder Gift Voucher
  • Premier Enclosure Gift Voucher
  • Single Annual Badge Holder Gift Voucher
  • £10 Gift Voucher
  • £20 Gift Voucher

Gift Vouchers are available to purchase here.

Exchange Days

Please Note: While restrictions are in place there are no exchange days available.


In ‘normal’ times, Pontefract Annual Badge Holders can use their Annual Metal Badge to gain free entrance at a number of Racecourses.


As an example, Annual Badge Holders might expect a programme of exchange days similar to that set out below:


Racecourse Date
Plumpton Sunday 5th January
Leicester Tuesday 21st January
Warwick Wednesday 22nd January
Ayr Tuesday 11th February
Market Rasen Sunday 16th February
Southwell Wednesday 26th February
Exeter Tuesday 3rd March
Huntingdon Wednesday 11th March
Kelso Monday 16th March
Newbury Saturday 21st March
Wincanton Wednesday 1st April
Sedgefield Friday 3rd April
Doncaster Saturday (Eve) 2nd May
Royal Windsor Monday (Eve) 11th May
Lingfield Thursday 21st May
Haydock Saturday 30th May
Hamilton Park Wednesday 17th June
Ripon Thursday 18th June
Worcester Wednesday 24th June
Cartmel Sunday 28th June
Chester Friday (Eve) 10th July
Bath Wednesday 22nd July
Brighton Friday 7th August
Carlisle Tuesday (Eve) 18th August
Sandown Friday 21st August
Salisbury Friday (Eve) 21st August
Thirsk Friday 28th August
Yarmouth Sunday 30th August
Kempton Friday (Eve) 4th September
Stratford Saturday 5th September
Redcar Tuesday 15th September
Beverley Wednesday 16th September
Newmarket Wednesday 21st October
Newcastle Friday 30th October
Musselburgh Wednesday 4th November
Hexham Friday 6th November
Taunton Thursday 12th November
Catterick Friday 20th November
Uttoxeter Sunday 22nd November
Wetherby Wednesday 25th November


There will also normally be many exchange days with Yorkshire County Cricket Club. For example:


Date Match
Monday 13th April Day 2 vs Gloucestershire
Tuesday 14th April Day 3 vs Gloucestershire
Monday 27th April Day 3 vs Surrey
Saturday 16th May Day 2 vs Kent
Sunday 17th May Day 3 vs Kent
Monday 29th June Day 2 vs Essex
Friday 24th July Yorkshire Vikings vs Warwickshire (Royal London Cup)
Tuesday 4th August 50 overs vs Northants at York
Tuesday 15th September Day 2 vs Hampshire
Wednesday 16th September Day 3 vs Hampshire


Unless stated, all matches will be at the Headingley Stadium. Please make sure that you use St. Michael’s Road entrance for matches at Headingley. Metal badges must be shown when gaining admittance to all matches.


There is a dedicated car parking facility for Annual Badge Holders – or for £10 you can purchase one of only a handful of Reserved Parking labels for a car park adjacent to the turnstiles.


There is also an Annual Badge Holders Bar which looks out on to the Premier Enclosure lawn.


Annual Badge Holders should access the Racecourse via the Premier Enclosure entrance in the Dalby Stand only. Unfortunately, we can no longer admit Annual Badge Holders through the Owners & Trainers Entrance.


Pontefract Annual Badge Holders can claim the following discounts throughout the season:


• £100 off Private Boxes when booked by an Annual Badge Holder (subject to availability).

• £10 off the Park Suite Restaurant Package (£49 instead of £59) (subject to availability)

• Bring a friend for free on Monday Evening 7th June. Details are available on the Annual Badge Application Form

– please contact Carol if you’d like one sent out!

• Enter our free prize draw to win a table for up to 6 people in the Park Suite

VIP Day Out

In ‘normal’ times, we will bring back the VIP Day Out…


When we are able to do so, we will be repeating the day on the Wednesday race meeting at the end of April and we will be taking a group of Annual Badge Holders for a tour of the National Horseracing College in Doncaster before bringing them back for racing at Pontefract. The group will enjoy a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Racecourse before sitting down to a buffet lunch in the Dalby Stand and enjoying the afternoon’s racing and (hopefully) backing a few winners!


Go Racing in Yorkshire Season Ticket Holders

All GRIY season ticket holders must apply through Charlotte at GRIY and should a race meeting be oversubscribed she will organise a ballot to allocate the available tickets.  For this reason, please only apply for the race meetings that you can attend and submit your application one week in advance to organise.


Please be aware that for this interim period at least, the racing experience will be different to what you normally expect and will vary between courses.


If you would like to apply for a GRIY Members ticket for a raceday at Pontefract then we will need:


Full name

Phone Number


Should your ticket application be successful, Charlotte from GRIY will pass your details onto us at Pontefract and we will email you your e-ticket.