Where to be for the best views
A Premier Enclosure Badge gives access to each of the areas listed below:
- Covered seating
- The Parade Ring/Pre-Parade Ring
- Champagne Bar
- Lounge Bar
- Premier Dining Room
- Park Suite
- Premier Sports Cafe Bar
- Annual Badge Facilities
- Owners & Trainers Facilities
- With a Premier Enclosure Badge, you also have access to all other Enclosures.
Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure
A little further away from the Winning Post but still with excellent viewing, you'll also have access to:
- Terraced viewing stands
- The Parade Ring/Pre-parade Ring
- Furlong Bar
- Paddock Bar
- Balcony Bar
- Self Service Dining Room
- Riders' Bar
- The Grandstand & Paddock ticket also gives you access to the Silver & Picnic Enclosures.
The next Enclosure down, approximately 100 yards from the Winning Post offers:
- Silver Lounge Bar
- Tea Bar & Servery
- Fast Food Units
The most cost effective Enclosure is the Picnic Enclosure!
With a large expanse of grass, this area is normally packed out on Sunday race meetings with families enjoying a picnic, children's rides, bouncy castles and the like!
It's open on every day and is especially popular with racegoers who like to bring their car in to the Course and park up next to the rails!
There's a tea bar and fast food units in this area!
What to wear
Dress Code in the Premier Enclosure only – smart casual, no scruffy jeans, shorts or tshirts
How to find us
Pontefract Racecourse is brilliantly situated just half a mile from Junction 32 of the M62.
Links with the A1, M1 and M18 are all within 10 miles of the Racecourse.
Leaving J32 of the M62 (the Xscape junction), follow the signs for the Racecourse towards Pontefract town centre.
The Racecourse is situated on the right hand side in Pontefract Park.
For those of you who like to follow Sat Nav directions, our postcode is WF8 4QD.
There are 3 stations in Pontefract - Monkhill, Baghill and Tanshelf.
There is a fourth station at Glasshoughton which is by the Xscape complex which is a couple of miles from the Racecourse.
Pontefract Tanshelf is more or less opposite the entrance to the Park, whereas Monkhill and Baghill are fairly centrally located in Pontefract and would be 2 to 3 miles from the course.
There is a bus stop just outside Pontefract Park.
To check on bus timetables, please contact Metroline on 0113 245 7676.
Leave M62 at jct 32
Racecourse is 0.5 miles from jct 32.
We would recommend the following local taxi companies should you require a taxi to the Racecourse:
Data Cars (01977) 600680
Action Cars (01977) 703333
Slatters Taxis (01977) 705674
Ponty Cars (01977) 609999
All car parking is free of charge and is in the Park itself.
Parking is available in the Picnic Enclosure at a cost of £15 per car with a maximum of 4 adult occupants. This price includes a racecard and your entry in to the Picnic Enclosure.