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ADMIN OFFICE: 781307 | BANQUETING SUITE: 781851.
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!
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.
*WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY NEW ANNUAL BADGE HOLDERS UNTIL 2022*
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.
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:
Gift Vouchers are available to purchase here.
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:
|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:
|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
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!
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:
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.