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Flat

Rank Jockey Name Rides Today Runs Wins Win %
1st Silvestre De Sousa 0 127 30 24
2nd Daniel Tudhope 0 148 26 18
3rd Graham Lee 0 204 22 11
4th Franny Norton 0 101 19 19
5th Paul Hanagan 0 109 19 17

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

Flat

Rank Trainer Name Runs Wins Win %
1st Richard Fahey 289 47 16
2nd Mark Johnston 176 33 19
3rd Tim Easterby 191 22 12
4th David O'Meara 153 17 11
5th Kevin Ryan 108 16 15

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)

Address

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

General Admission

see http://www.pontefract-races.co.uk/ 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.

Parking

Free

Disabled Facilities

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

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