Pontefract Racecourse

Pontefract Park, Pontefract , Tel: 01977 702210 Fax: 01977 600577

Pontefract racecourse

Course Description
The course is oval in shape and is approximately 2 miles in length. The bends are tight and the final run in is uphill.

There are 4 enclosures at Pontefract Racecourse – the Premier Enclosure, the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure, the Silver Enclosure and the Picnic Enclosure. There are a variety of bars and food outlets in all enclosures.

By Car: The racecourse is half a mile from junction 32 of the M62. The M62 passes the northern side of the track and links with the A1, M1 and M18 within 10 miles of the Course

By Rail: Pontefract Tanshelf station (via Wakefield) is adjacent to the course gates. Pontefract Monkhill (via Leeds) is 1 mile.

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Stats for Pontefract Racecourse

Stats obtained from the past ten seasons

Favourites Statistics for Pontefract

Race Type Wins-Runs Strike Rate Profit (ROI%)
2yo Stakes 61-163 37% £-11.23 (-7%)
3yo Stakes 32-80 40% £-4.17 (-5%)
3yo+ Stakes 32-81 40% £-10.64 (-13%)
4yo+ Stakes 8-19 42% £0.07 (0%)
2yo Handicaps 8-41 20% £-13.93 (-34%)
3yo Handicaps 41-135 30% £3.82 (3%)
3yo+ Handicaps 106-374 28% £21.14 (6%)
4yo+ Handicaps 43-152 28% £16.59 (11%)

Best Five Trainers at Pontefract

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
R A Fahey 63 M A Jarvis 33% C W Fairhurst 328%
M Johnston 52 Saeed bin Suroor 30% N Bycroft 76%
T D Easterby 30 R M Beckett 27% E A L Dunlop 74%
K A Ryan 26 Sir Michael Stoute 25% T D Walford 48%
G A Swinbank 25 E A L Dunlop 25% W R Swinburn 43%

Best Five Jockeys at Pontefract

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
P Hanagan 52 R Hills 29% Kelly Harrison 238%
S De Sousa 49 S W Kelly 23% P Aspell 198%
R Winston 35 R L Moore 23% Jason Hart 179%
P Mulrennan 26 William Buick 22% George Chaloner 99%
T Eaves 25 J Fortune 22% S W Kelly 66%

Best Five Sires at Pontefract

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
Pivotal 22 Authorized(IRE) 26% Ishiguru(USA) 158%
Royal Applause 17 Dutch Art 22% Night Shift(USA) 152%
Danehill Dancer(IRE) 16 Shamardal(USA) 22% Lomitas 139%
Acclamation 14 Rahy(USA) 22% Iffraaj 136%
Compton Place 14 Lomitas 21% Paris House 105%

Best Five Owners at Pontefract

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
Godolphin 31 Cheveley Park Stud 30% Mr David W Armstrong 30%
Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum 30 Godolphin 29% Dr Marwan Koukash 20%
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 21 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 27% Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 1%
Cheveley Park Stud 12 Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum 23% Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum -5%
Dr Marwan Koukash 10 Mr David W Armstrong 23% Godolphin -6%