Starters orders.. and They're off! at Pontefract Races the longest continuous circuit of its kind in Europe.
Race times at a glance for Wednesday, May 2nd 2018
2:10 - William Hill Supports The Northern Racing College EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race) Cl4 (2yo) 5f
2:45 - Sky Bet Supports The Northern Racing College/British EBF Maiden Stakes Cl5 (3yo) 1m2f
3:20 - Betfred Supports The Northern Racing College Fillies' Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-70) 1m2f
3:55 - Coral Supporting The Northern Racing College Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-80) 1m
4:30 - Ladbrokes Supporting The Northern Racing College Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-80) 6f
5:05 - Northern Racing College Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-70) 6f
5:40 - Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Handicap (Round 3) Cl5 (4yo+ 0-70) 5f
York Races 2018 Racecards - View here
Pontefract Racecourse is one of the best appointed courses of its kind in the country. There are modern bars and refreshment areas in all enclosures and the racing programme has been greatly improved in recent years.
Closed circuit television is in operation on every race day, with televisions in all bars and refreshment areas. There are modern Tote facilities and kiosks throughout the stands. There is an off-course betting office in the paddock and second enclosure.
One 'claim to fame' for the racecourse is that it is the longest continuous racing circuit in the country, at a little short of 2m 1f. This was exceeded when York completed its circuit for the holding of the Royal Ascot festival in 2005, and whilst York remains a 'circuit', there are no races held around the new link.
For a great day at the races its a dead cert at Pontefract racecourse.
The Course: Flat left-handed, fairly sharp, but a testing track.