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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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One of the best tracks in Britain

Pontefract is a lovely track to visit, the course is visible almost all the way round from the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Martin B
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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Pontefract race track is the longest in Britain. The course has been open since 1801. Myself and a... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
David J
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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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“parade ring” (18 reviews)
“champagne bar” (9 reviews)
“park suite” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
Pontefract Park Park Road, Pontefract WF8 4QD, England
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+44 1977 781307
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"parade ring"
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"champagne bar"
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"park suite"
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"race course"
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"premier enclosure"
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"winning post"
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"premier tickets"
in 4 reviews
"picnic area"
in 6 reviews
"finishing line"
in 3 reviews
"mid week"
in 4 reviews
"value for money"
in 9 reviews
"fantastic night"
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"plenty of parking"
in 6 reviews
"great atmosphere"
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"great family day"
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"next year"
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"racecourse"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pontefract is a lovely track to visit, the course is visible almost all the way round from the stand, large choice of bookmakers, competitive racing, picturesque, well run (we received 3 e-mails leading up to the day of our visit with helpful information), easy to...More

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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Martin Thanks for such a great review - much appreciated! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract soon!

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Pontefract race track is the longest in Britain. The course has been open since 1801. Myself and a few work colleagues hired a shally in the centre of the course which I felt was a bit dated, however the main stand has been updated but...More

Thank David J
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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! We're constantly upgrading the stands so you'll continue to see improvements over the coming years and we look forward to welcomiing you back to Pontefract soon!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Very good , there were rides for children , its in a park so plenty for children.The racing was excellent ,top jockeys ,and bars and restaurants

Thank EMMATINKERBELL
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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you so much for your great review! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract in 2018!

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

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

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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 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.

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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

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.

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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
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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!

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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
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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

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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.

2  Thank CharlieRog
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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!

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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
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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.

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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.

1  Thank Lynn S
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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.

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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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Response from LeedsRich | Property representative |
You can bring a dog into the picnic enclosure as long as he/she is kept on a lead
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