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Jockey and Trainer Stats


Rank Jockey Name Rides Today Runs Wins Win %
1st Daniel Tudhope 0 184 33 18
2nd Silvestre De Sousa 0 112 28 25
3rd Ben Curtis 0 131 28 21
4th David Allan 0 148 23 16
5th Graham Lee 0 197 23 12

The jockeys above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.


Rank Trainer Name Runs Wins Win %
1st Richard Fahey 298 43 14
2nd Mark Johnston 187 38 20
3rd Tim Easterby 222 26 12
4th David O'Meara 159 21 13
5th Kevin Ryan 107 17 16

The trainers above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

Pontefract Flat Course

Tips for Pontefract Races

Situated in West Yorkshire, racing first took place in 1648 and remains Flat only. Traditionally the afternoon fixtures didn’t begin until 2.45pm so that miners at the adjacent colliery could finish the morning shift in time to go racing. But in 2002 the colliery shut down so this is no longer the case.

Course: The emphasis is very much on stamina for our tips here as the two mile circuit has a steep final three furlongs which is stiff and takes plenty of getting.

Draw Bias: No major bias to consider, however if our tips are drawn near the rail and are fast starters, this can be an advantage particularly over shorter distances.

Feature Races: Throughout the season Pontefract hosts five Listed races:

  • Pontefract Castle Stakes (June)
  • Pomfret Stakes (July)
  • Pipalong Stakes (August)
  • Flying Fillies’ Stakes (August)
  • Silver Tankard Stakes (October)


Pontefract Racecourse, Park Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 4QD.

General Admission

see or tel 01977 781307

How to Get There

Road - 1m N of town on A639 Castleford road, M62 (Jctn32).
Rail - 10 minutes, Pontefract Tanshelf Stn.



Disabled Facilities

Toilets and viewing areas in all enclosures. Lifts in Premier only.

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