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 62-164 38% £-5.94 (-4%)
3yo Stakes 33-78 42% £-0.55 (-1%)
3yo+ Stakes 28-77 36% £-18.38 (-24%)
4yo+ Stakes 8-19 42% £-0.86 (-5%)
2yo Handicaps 10-41 24% £-8.67 (-21%)
3yo Handicaps 45-135 33% £16.95 (13%)
3yo+ Handicaps 105-380 28% £7.13 (2%)
4yo+ Handicaps 44-153 29% £19.34 (13%)

Best Five Trainers at Pontefract

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
R A Fahey 71 M A Jarvis 36% C W Fairhurst 307%
M Johnston 49 Saeed bin Suroor 27% J M P Eustace 102%
T D Easterby 31 E A L Dunlop 26% N Bycroft 95%
K A Ryan 26 R M Beckett 25% E A L Dunlop 93%
G A Swinbank 24 Sir Michael Stoute 25% J S Wainwright 74%

Best Five Jockeys at Pontefract

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
P Hanagan 53 R Hills 30% Kelly Harrison 245%
S De Sousa 53 R L Moore 25% P Aspell 198%
P Mulrennan 30 J Fortune 24% Jason Hart 174%
G Gibbons 27 S W Kelly 23% P Fessey 86%
R Winston 27 P Robinson 23% S W Kelly 66%

Best Five Sires at Pontefract

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
Pivotal 22 Authorized(IRE) 24% Ishiguru(USA) 148%
Royal Applause 21 Shamardal(USA) 24% Lomitas 147%
Shamardal(USA) 17 Holy Roman Emperor(IRE) 24% Iffraaj 95%
Acclamation 16 Rahy(USA) 23% Rahy(USA) 73%
Compton Place 15 Dutch Art 23% High Chaparral(IRE) 71%

Best Five Owners at Pontefract

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
Godolphin 30 Cheveley Park Stud 32% Mr David W Armstrong 42%
Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum 29 Godolphin 27% 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 David W Armstrong 27% Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum -2%
Dr Marwan Koukash 10 Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum 24% Cheveley Park Stud -5%