Raceday Hospitality

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A trip to the races is always an exciting and is an incredibly social occasion.

 

It’s a great way to entertain important clients or work colleagues providing a unique opportunity to mix business with pleasure.

 

Our variety of hospitality packages are also perfect for anyone celebrating special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and hen or stag parties, or simply enjoying a day out with friends and family.

 

We offer a variety of packages for a truly unique and memorable experience.

 

Enjoy first class hospitality and a days top flight racing action with clients, colleagues, family or friends at Pontefract Racecourse.

Combine Business with Pleasure on a Raceday

Have you got an important meeting? Conference to arrange? Or simply want to say ‘thank you’ to your staff with a day out. There’s no better place to do it than Pontefract Racecourse on a raceday.

 

Get the hard work out of the way early with a morning meeting, before giving your employees and guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy all that a day at the races has to offer.

 

Raceday hospitality is a great way to entertain people. Providing an excellent position on the course, our facilities all have a private balcony for that all-important view, bar and betting facilities, as well as plenty of options when it comes to catering. Why not wander down to the Parade Ring to choose your horse and take in the atmosphere?

 

If you’ve not been racing before, don’t worry, you’ll find everything you need to know in the First Time Racegoer section!

 

Every raceday conference package is bespoke and tailored to your needs so please get in touch. We’ll be more than happy to talk through the day with you.

 

Please contact us on 01977 781307 or click here!

 

Hire your own Private Box

If you’d like to enquire about availability please contact Caroline via email. 

 

Post-pandemic Pontefract Racecourse will offer Private Hospitality Suites in 2 fantastic locations.

 

The Dalby Stand houses 18 Private Boxes (after 21st June) which can accommodate parties from 10 to 150 people when fully opened up.

 

With views straight down the finishing straight, or over the Parade Ring, the views are amongst the best on the entire Racecourse.

 

The Pipalong Room holds up to 25 people and is the only Box in the Main Stand. Looking out directly on to the Winning Post, it’s an incredible place to be, right in the heart of the action.

Pricing

All 2021 fixtures are priced at Standard Rates with the exception of the two Premium Racedays below:

Hospitality prices are quoted as ‘Standard’ or ‘Premium’. However, for race meetings while COVID restrictions are in place, there will be a set price for all these meetings.

 

Click on the ‘Packages’ tab below to choose the type of package you’d like and to view prices.

Packages

All Inclusive Packages

Our range of All Inclusive Packages makes hospitality bookings for any number of guests a simple process.

Each Package is charged PER PERSON and includes:

  • Hospitality Box Charge
  • Admission Badge
  • Food (dependent on your chosen package)
  • Racecard & Pen

 

We offer the following all inclusive packages:

  • Gold Dining Package – Champagne Reception with canapés, silver served four course lunch with coffee and full afternoon tea.
  • Gold Buffet Package – Champagne Reception with canapés, special collation of hot and cold buffet with coffee and full afternoon tea.
  • Silver Dining Package – Silver served three course lunch with coffee and light afternoon tea.
  • Silver Buffet Package – A hot finger buffet served with cocktail sandwiches and pies, followed by a choice of dessert and tea/coffee.

 

Package Standard Price Premium Price
Gold Dining £119 + VAT per person £126 + VAT per person
Gold Buffet £111 + VAT per person £116 + VAT per person
Silver Dining £87 + VAT per person £94 + VAT per person
Silver Buffet £79 + VAT per person £84 + VAT per person

 

2021 Hospitality Menus

 

If you would like to book or require further information, please telephone Caroline on 01977 781307 or email us by clicking here

 

Box Only Packages

If you simply want to enjoy the ambience of your own private box and do not require food as part of your box package, we offer ‘box only packages’ whereby you simply pay for the box hire and the badges that you require. You can then ‘build your own’ package by adding in any catering requirements that you have to meet your specific needs.

 

Please note that you are not able to bring your own food and drink into the Private Boxes.

 

2021 Hospitality Menus

 

If you’d like further details or would like to talk to us about your Box Only Hospitality Package, please email us or call Caroline on 01977 781307.

Drinks Packages

We also offer a range of drinks packages to suit every budget.

 

There are a number of options:

  • Set up an account bar whereby you’re able to settle your drinks bill at the end of the day and your clients do not need to pay for a thing.
  • Have a cash bar where drinks are paid for as they are purchased.
  • Put a certain amount ‘behind the bar’ which, once spent, will then turn to a cash bar facility or
  • Order one of our drinks packages. Our 2019 drinks packages can be viewed on page 9 of the menus below.

2021 Hospitality Menus

Special Offers

If you book one of our Private Hospitality Boxes between 28th May and 23rd September (inclusive), then you will automatically qualify for a FREE box at any of the meetings in April or October in the same season (subject to availability).

 

The Box is provided FREE OF CHARGE – you will simply need to pay for any admission badges that you require and any catering requirements that you may have.

 

The ‘Free Box’ offer is available on:
Tuesday 6th April
Monday 19th April
Wednesday 28th April
Monday 4th October
Monday 18th October

 

To take advantage of this offer, book a box now!

Box Layout

Please click here for a layout of the Dalby Stand Boxes.

Payment Terms

To secure a booking, we will require a deposit of £300 + VAT for ‘Standard’ Race Meetings.

 

We will require a deposit of £500 + VAT for the three Premium Racedays on:

Friday Evening 28th May
Wednesday 4th August
Friday Eve 3rd September

 

Full payment is required six weeks prior to the event and admission badges will only be sent once full payment has been received.

Annual Boxes

We are occasionally asked about the possibility of taking a Box for the whole season.

 

If you would be interested in doing this, then please email us and we will put together a proposal for you.

Packages in a Shared Facility

If you are coming racing in a smaller group, but would still like to enjoy the facilities from the Dalby Stand Private Boxes, we have a couple of options for smaller groups to dine in the Dalby Stand.

 

The Dalby Stand Buffet

*PLEASE NOTE: The Dalby Stand Buffet will not be available in 2021 but we hope to reinstate it in 2022*

 

The Dalby Stand Buffet option allows smaller groups or corporate parties the opportunity to enjoy a buffet in one of the Dalby Stand boxes.

 

The price of £55 is incredible value as it INCLUDES YOUR ADMISSION BADGE.

For £55, your raceday experience will include:

  • Admission to the Premier Enclosure
    A table for the day in the Dalby Stand boxes
  • Racecard
  • Buffet with a selection of hot and cold items (the full menu from 2019 is available here)
  • Dessert

You can book the Dalby Stand Buffet online or give us a call on 01977 781307.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DALBY STAND BUFFET IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE.

 

Dine & View

The Dine & View package will only be available once COVID restrictions have been lifted.

 

The Dine & View package offers smaller groups of private individuals or corporate groups the opportunity to dine in style in one of the Dalby Stand Private boxes.  With limited spaces available you and your guests will have a private table reserved for the day, waitress served luncheon, a private bar facility and enjoy all the racing action from a private viewing balcony, with toilet and pool betting facilities conveniently located close-by.

 

Priced at just £102 + VAT per person, the Dine & View package offers:

  • Badge Wallet containing the day’s itinerary and general information
  • Reserved Car Parking
  • Entrance to the Racecourse and VIP Dalby Stand Box Badge
  • Three Course Luncheon served with 1/2 Bottle House Wine per person
  • Light Afternoon Tea
  • Cash Bar Facility
  • Pool Betting Service
  • Racecard & Pen
  • Closed Circuit Television with full race coverage

 

For further information, click here or email Racecourse Hospitality.

 

To book the Dine & View package, please telephone Racecourse Hospitality on 01777 247102.

 

Take a look at the 2021 menu here

Sample Menus

All menus for the new season will be available later in the New Year when we have more clarity as to when spectators may normally return to the races.

 

If you’d like to view our sample menus from when racegoers were last able to visit Pontefract, please click on the links below.

Hospitality

Restaurants

Bar Menus

Build Your Own Raceday Package

You can, of course, now build your own bespoke raceday experience with a range of ‘add ons’ available at every race meeting. For more details, please click here.

 

There are also additional items available on some of our themed race meetings:

Family Day Sunday Add Ons – Sunday 20th JuneSunday 25th July and Sunday 15th August.

Ladies Day Add Ons – Wednesday 4th August

Places To Stay

If you’re thinking of extending your visit to Pontefract, we would recommend the following hotels in the area:

4 or 5*

Rogerthorpe Manor – approximately 5 miles from the Racecourse.

 

Oulton Hall – about 20 minutes from the Racecourse.

 

Waterton Park Hotel – about 15 minutes from the Racecourse.

 

Wentbridge House Hotel – within 10 miles of the course.

Close to the Racecourse

The Kings Croft Hotel – in Pontefract, a couple of miles from the Racecourse.

The Premier Inn, Castleford/Leeds – at Xscape, approximately 1 1/2 miles from the Racecourse

The Cedar Court Hotel – about 10 miles from the Racecourse

The Best Western Plus Milford Hotel – about 10 miles from the Racecourse

The Travelodge – a few miles from the Racecourse

Hotel Castleford – a few miles from the Racecourse

Self Catering

Or why not click on the image below and make a long break out of a trip to the races?

 

 

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.

Private Facilities Terms & Conditions

For the Private Facilities Terms & Conditions, please click here.