Pontefract - British Racecourse
This racecourse has the longest continuous circuit in Europe at 2m and 125yds.
About Pontefract Racecourse:
Pontefract offers a range of afternoon and evening Flat fixtures throughout the summer. The course is also known for its warm, welcoming atmosphere and is great value for money. Being a stiff, undulating two-mile track, the emphasis is firmly placed on stamina in the staying races but front runners are ideally suited to this track in sprints where an inside, low draw is important. Accompanied under 18s are admitted free of charge into every enclosure at every race meeting.
Left-handed, undulating 2m circuit, with straight of just over 2f. Last 6f is essentially uphill.
Getting there, directions and parking:
Train - There are 3 stations in Pontefract - Monkhill, Baghill and Tanshelf. There is a fourth station at Glasshoughton. Pontefract Tanshelf is more or less opposite the entrance to the Park, whereas Monkhill and Baghill are fairly centrally located in Pontefract and would be 2 to 3 miles from the course.
Bus - There is a bus stop just outside Pontefract Park.
Parking - All car parking is free of charge and is in the Park itself. Parking is available in the Picnic Enclosure at a cost of usually £15 per car with a maximum of 4 adult occupants. This price also usually includes a race card and your entry in to the Picnic Enclosure.
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Places to stay nearby:
Premier Inn Castleford (Xscape, M62 J32) Hotel (1 mile)
Colorado Way, Castleford WF10 4TA, England
Tel: 0871 527 8218
Wentbridge House (4.2 miles)
The Great North Road, Wentbridge WF8 3JJ, England
Tel: 01977 620444
Brown Cow (3.7 miles)
Pontefract Rd, Pontefract WF7 7EL
Tel: 01977 704735
The Carleton (1.7 miles)
Hardwick Rd, Pontefract WF8 3PQ
Tel: 01977 703797