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Pontefract Races

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Pontefract Park Park Road, Pontefract WF8 4QD, England
+44 1977 781307
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Great atmosphere

This is a very attractive course and well run bars and restaurants. like a small county race course... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Watty5657
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
Not just a racecourse

We visited when there was not a race meeting. This is not just a racecourse it is also a lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
northants90
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent55%
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  • Average9%
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Pontefract Park Park Road, Pontefract WF8 4QD, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very attractive course and well run bars and restaurants. like a small county race course .

Thank Watty5657
Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract in 2018

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited when there was not a race meeting. This is not just a racecourse it is also a lovely park with a central water feature. Well used by locals and dog walkers. A great community facility.

Thank northants90
Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated. We'll pass on your comments to Wakefield Council who run the park itself.

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Of all the race courses I have visited this is my favourite , yes it may be my local but it has a great character to it , a proper traditional race course

Thank Chris S
Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi Chris Thanks for such a lovely review. We are very careful to maintain the tradition and the character of the Racecourse and we're pleased that you enjoy that aspect of the track. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2018!

Reviewed 25 October 2017

My father and I recently went to the last meeting of the flat season at Pontefract. We arrived by train, and short walk to the course around 1pm in good time for the first race. We paid cash on entry at the gates to the...More

1  Thank Sunmagic
Ponte R, Front Office Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract again in 2018

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great atmosphere and value for money - we love the themed meetings and always good for both family days or adult party days. This really is a little gem of a racecourse would recommend far more than the bigger courses.

1  Thank CharlieRog
Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear CharlieRog Wow! What a lovely review - thank you so much for taking the time to write it! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Was invited on a Corporate day here and the day was great. Shame about the winners.. Food was great (buffet style) and the rooms were well layed out with a balcony view over the finishing line. A very pleasant afternoon.

Thank Steve D
Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Much appreciated! Great to hear that you had an enjoyable day - sorry that you didn't have a few more winners! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 21 September 2017

Great day's entertainment with good facilities and easy parking. Great for families with the added attraction of a picnic area.

Thank Lynn S
Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - it's much appreciated! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoy your trips to Pontefract races and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

No Screen at the Premier end will be going in the Grandstand in future and be able to take our own Chairs and PicnicMore

Thank Pads0n
Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The big screen covers both the Premier and Grandstand enclosures. For evenings and Sunday race meetings we also have a screen in the Picnic Enclosure. You are welcome to take your own picnic into any...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Really good day out and a great experience as long as the weather is good. Set within pontefract park which is very nice to walk round or take the kids aswell.

Thank dc7911
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This us an event we go to annually as a family.. kids enjoy the racing and they even have a little punt on the horses... only downside is the fast food vans and stalls they are really overpriced and you dont get a lot for...More

Thank Alan W
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liambillingsley
16 October 2017|
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Response from Ponte R | Property representative |
We normally have around 4,000 racegoers :-)
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Vicky D
19 August 2017|
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Response from Ponte R | Property representative |
Hi there - the funfair rides vary in prices depending on the type of ride. They're between £1 and £2.50.
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Karen L
30 July 2017|
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You can bring a dog into the picnic enclosure as long as he/she is kept on a lead
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