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 60-163 37% £-9.44 (-6%)
3yo Stakes 33-78 42% £-0.55 (-1%)
3yo+ Stakes 30-78 38% £-14.38 (-18%)
4yo+ Stakes 8-19 42% £-0.86 (-5%)
2yo Handicaps 9-41 22% £-11.05 (-27%)
3yo Handicaps 45-135 33% £16.95 (13%)
3yo+ Handicaps 106-377 28% £15.75 (4%)
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 70 M A Jarvis 35% C W Fairhurst 307%
M Johnston 49 Saeed bin Suroor 27% A Balding 175%
T D Easterby 32 E A L Dunlop 26% E A L Dunlop 93%
K A Ryan 26 Sir Michael Stoute 25% J M P Eustace 90%
G A Swinbank 24 J H M Gosden 24% N Bycroft 79%

Best Five Jockeys at Pontefract

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
P Hanagan 53 R Hills 28% Kelly Harrison 245%
S De Sousa 52 R L Moore 25% P Aspell 198%
P Mulrennan 29 J Fortune 23% Jason Hart 174%
R Winston 27 P Robinson 23% P Fessey 64%
G Gibbons 25 William Buick 22% George Chaloner 59%

Best Five Sires at Pontefract

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
Pivotal 22 Authorized(IRE) 26% Night Shift(USA) 178%
Royal Applause 21 Holy Roman Emperor(IRE) 24% Ishiguru(USA) 153%
Danehill Dancer(IRE) 17 Shamardal(USA) 24% Lomitas 147%
Acclamation 16 Rahy(USA) 23% Iffraaj 104%
Shamardal(USA) 16 Sakhee’s Secret 23% Komaite(USA) 82%

Best Five Owners at Pontefract

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
Godolphin 30 Cheveley Park Stud 30% Mr David W Armstrong 38%
Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum 29 Godolphin 28% Dr Marwan Koukash 20%
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 21 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 27% Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 1%
Cheveley Park Stud 11 Mr David W Armstrong 26% Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum -2%
Dr Marwan Koukash 10 Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum 24% Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum -10%