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.
We have three enclosures at the racecourse to suit every budget
Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure
The Premier Enclosure is the most expensive option priced at £25. Ticket holders can move freely around the course having access to each enclosure. Get right up to the finish line while cheering on your horse and celebrate in the Champagne Bar afterwards. There are various restaurant and hospitality areas in this Enclosure. Click here to learn more about food and drink at the racecourse.
Upgrade your Premier badge to a ‘Premier Gold’ Experience. The ‘Premier Gold’ Experience brings an element of luxury to your day and includes your admission badge, your food for the day AND a guaranteed seat (in a Restaurant or Box) for the whole day.
The Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure permits access to the middle section of the course including the parade ring viewing area and winners enclosure viewing area as well as the Picnic Enclosure. Pay extra to dine at the self-service restaurant in the Grandstand and watch your favourite horse sprint past the finishing line.
Finally, the Picnic Enclosure is our cheapest option and is great for families, friends and those who enjoy racing on a budget. On Family Days we have fairground rides and various food stalls to accommodate everyone. You have the option to go through the turnstiles or bring your car onto the course with the whole family!
The Cars to Course option allows you to bring your car into the Picnic Enclosure with a maximum of 4 adult occupants for just £20. This price includes 1 racecard and your entry into the Picnic Enclosure).
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.
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.
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 are therefore:
Grandstand & Paddock £12
Picnic Enclosure £4
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.
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 into the Picnic Enclosure:
Grandstand & Paddock £12
Picnic Enclosure £4
Student tickets can now be booked in advance. However, you will be asked for your NUS card when having your ticket scanned on entry.
There are no further reductions for racegoers with a disability.
However, if a racegoer requires a carer, then the carer is admitted free of charge.
Our staff are aware that not all disabilities are apparent – to avoid embarrassment, if you are a carer and have identification of this, please do bring it with you.
All of our member racecourses participate in the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme, a nationwide initiative for those with disabilities 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 the racecourse they’ll be attending. Sunflower lanyards can also be collected at certain entrance points. If you would like more information, please ask a member of staff.
Accompanied children under 18 are admitted free into EVERY enclosure on EVERY raceday. Following the relaxation of the Covid restrictions, under 18s no longer need their own individual tickets and will be admitted free of charge at the turnstiles with paying adults.
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