Contact Us

Please use the email contact form below to make an enquiry.

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Please fill in all fields and click the ‘Submit’ button. We endeavour to answer all email enquiries within a minimum of 48hrs.

By Post

For written correspondence, our address is:

Pontefract Park Race Co. Ltd, Administration Offices,
Pontefract Park, Park Road, Pontefract, W.Yorks WF8 4QD

or Call

For all numbers dial Pontefract area code (01977):

  • Admin Office 781307
  • Fax Number 781850
  • Banqueting Suite 781851
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Car & Coach Parking

Car Parking

All car parking is free of charge and is in the Park itself.

Parking is available in the Picnic Enclosure at a cost of £20 per car with a maximum of 4 adult occupants. This price includes a racecard and your entry in to the Picnic Enclosure.

Hospitality Parking

For those of you who have booked a Private Hospitality box, car parking labels for the Hospitality Car Park will be sent out with your admission badges.

Coach Parking

Parking for coaches is, again, free of charge.

Complimentary Grandstand & Paddock passes are available for coach drivers who present their Driver's Manifest/Worksheet at the turnstile. If you're coming by coach, please ask for a 'Coach Pass' when you book. 

Cash Machine

A cash machine is provided at every raceday and is located outside the Raceday Office behind the Winner's Enclosure. The cash machine is marked in position '3' on the plan below.

Children / Under 18s

Accompanied under 18s are admitted free of charge into EVERY enclosure at EVERY race meeting.


A free creche will be in operation at our 3 Sunday race meetings in 2020 on 21st June, 26th July and 16th August.  

Credit / Debit cards

In 2020, you will be able to pay by credit or debit card in to the Premier and Grandstand & Paddock Enclosures. Unfortunately there will be no card facility at the entrance to the Picnic Enclosure. 

Restaurant and bar accounts can also be settled by card.

Online booking is available in advance for all race meetings and you are more than welcome to use a credit or debit card for this purpose. Please note that we do not accept American Express.

Dogs & Guide Dogs

Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Enclosure at every race meeting. However, owners are requested to keep their dogs on a lead and under control at all times.

Guide Dogs are permitted throughout the Racecourse.

Dress Code

There is only a Dress Code in operation in the Premier Enclosure.

We want you to be comfortable and therefore do not insist on a jacket and tie. However, we do request that you have smart/casual attire and do not wear scruffy jeans, shorts, t-shirts, sportswear or trainers into the Premier Enclosure.   

Gift Vouchers

We now offer Gift Vouchers for the Premier and Grandstand & Paddock Enclosures.

These are valid for any race meeting and can be booked here.


Picnics are welcomed in every enclosure EXCEPT the Premier Enclosure.

A small amount of alcohol can also be brought in to the Racecourse as part of a picnic. This equates to a maximum of 4 cans per person or half a bottle of wine per person. However, please note that no glass bottles can be brought in to the enclosures. If you would rather bring spirits, please bring the pre-mixed cans.

There are a number of food outlets around the Racecourse and we have additional items available at every race meeting that can be added to your raceday tickets. There are also a number of vending vans available throughout the Racecourse enclosures.

Opening & Closing times


The Racecourse opens at

  • 12 noon on a midweek afternoon race meeting
  • 11.30am on a Sunday
  • 4.30pm for an evening


The bars close 30 minutes after the scheduled off time of the last race.

First Race

The first race times are likely to be

  • Around 2pm for an afternoon meeting
  • Around 6.30pm for an evening meeting.


Racecards are available in all enclosures and are £3.00 in all areas.

You can also order a racecard in advance for just £2.00 when you book online.


The Racecourse operates a No Smoking policy in all indoor areas. This includes the use of e-cigarettes.

Social Media

You can find us on Facebook and Twitter!


PONTEFRACT RACES are run by PONTEFRACT PARK RACE COMPANY LIMITED, a company registered in England No. 159754 whose address within Great Britain is The Administration Office, Pontefract Park, Park Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 4QD.

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