The Owners & Trainers Car Park is located in the centre of the Park.
There are directional signs once you enter Pontefract Park and there are dedicated Car Parking Stewards for the Owners & Trainers Car Park.
The Owners & Trainers Entrance is adjacent to the Car Park in the centre of the Course.
The Entrance Building was renovated in 2014 to provide a modern, state of the art building, replacing the Portakabin that had served it's time!
Our dedicated PASS team, headed by Sue and Andy Sheppard, will be on hand at the entrance to make sure that you have everything you need.
Andy & Sue Sheppard will run the PASS entrance and will be on hand at every race meeting.
Diane Rush will also be at every meeting in 2019. As our Owners & Trainers Liaison, she is there to make sure you have everything you need. From booking a taxi, to organising a place in our restaurant, Diane will be able to make sure that your day at Pontefract is as enjoyable as possible.
The Owners and Trainers bar and restaurant (on the ground floor of the Park Suite) has been refurbished ahead of the 2019 season.
The new facility is well signposted and serves complimentary tea, coffee and light refreshments.
In addition, there is a new menu for Owners and Trainers. Owners with runners are entitled to up 6 luncheon vouchers which can be collected at the Owners and Trainers entrance on arrival. These can be redeemed in the Owners & Trainers Facility or in any of the Racecourse restaurants.
An enhanced menu is available in the new Owners & Trainers facility in 2019.
The meal voucher includes any 3 items from the meat or fish selections below along with salads, new potatoes and bread and butter.
For owners who do not have a lunch voucher, the cost of the platter is £15.95 inc VAT.
Peeled prawns/ Cockles and mussels
Honey glazed loin of ham
Selection of continental meats
Crunchy coronation coleslaw
Chilled minted cucumber salad
Crisp leaves, radish and carrot salad bowl
Cous cous and Mediterranean vegetables
Sliced sweet plum tomatoes with basil and balsamic glaze
Chargrilled broccoli with chilli and garlic
Served with hot buttered new potatoes
Fresh bread and butter
Alternatively, if you would like to reserve a table in one of our restaurants, then we have a number of tables reserved until 10am on the morning of each raceday. The Park Suite and the Premier Dining Room both serve excellent meals throughout the day.
The Park Suite can be booked online here.
We also have Private Boxes (subject to availability). Full details can be found by clicking here.
Although there is a step free access through the Owners & Trainers Entrance, this is on the far side of the course from the Stands and access necessitates crossing the course. There is a fairly steep grass pathway up to the Stands.
We would recommended that Owners and Trainers with access needs do NOT follow the signs to the Owners and Trainers Car Park. Instead they should follow the signs to the “Annual Badge Holders” Car Park and then continue straight on towards the Stands where there is a dedicated staffed parking area for “BLUE BADGE” holders. This is adjacent to the Main Entrance to the Premier Enclosure on the ground floor of the Dalby Stand.
It would be helpful if owners or trainers wishing to enter via this route can telephone the Racecourse on 01977 781307. We can then arrange for a parking space to be reserved for you and also arrange for your Owners Badges to be waiting for you at this entrance.
A full accessibility statement can be found here.
We are striving to improve all our facilities for Owners & Trainers but if you feel that there is part of our service missing, then please do let us know and we will do our very best to rectify it.
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