Racecourse Facilities

Pontefract Races is divided into 4 enclosures; each enclosure offers the following facilities:

There is a CCTV system in operation on every race day with televisions in all private facilities, bars and refreshment areas in all Enclosures.

All indoor areas of the Racecourse are NO SMOKING.

Every enclosure has disabled viewing facilities and toilets.

There are public telephones in the Grandstand & Paddock and Silver Enclosures.

There are totesport and bookmaking facilities in all enclosures.

A big screen will be in operation at every meeting (and we will have 2 screens for Sunday and Friday Evening events).

Fast food outlets in all but the Premier Enclosure.

But each enclosure also offers a number of exclusive features, so you can choose which is right for you:


A Premier Enclosure Badge will enable you to spend the day in the Main Stand with access to all of the following:
  • Covered Grandstand seating adjacent to the Winning Post
  • Access to the Parade Ring, Pre Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure
  • Champagne Bar
  • Lounge Bar
  • Premier Dining Room & Bar
  • Park Suite
  • Premier Sports Cafe Bar
All other enclosures
Pontefract Races, last furlong GRANDSTAND & PADDOCK ENCLOSURE

The Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure is slightly further away from the winning post. It is the largest and most popular area offering and variety of bars, catering areas and excellent viewing. Grandstand & Paddock racegoers have access to:
  • Parade Ring/Pre parade Ring/Winners Enclosure
  • Paddock Lounge Bar
  • Self Service Dining Room
  • Furlong Bar
  • Balcony Bar
  • Kiosk Bar
  • Riders Bar

The Silver Enclosure is the next enclosure from the Grandstand & Paddock (approximately 100yds from the Winning Post). It offers:
  • Silver Lounge Bar
  • Bar
  • Bar & Servery

The Picnic Enclosure is an inexpensive way to spend the day at the races. With a large expanse of grass with Children's Rides on Sundays and Evenings, this Enclosure is particularly popular with families and picnicers alike and also has access to a Tea Bar selling sandwiches and cold snacks.

While racegoers do not have access to the Parade Ring or many of the catering facilities, you are able to bring your car into the Enclosure and park up near to the running rail. Please note that this area does get very busy on Sunday race meetings and if you would like to get a position near to the rails then you are advised to arrive early.

Pontefract Park Race Co Ltd
Pontefract Park
Park Road
West Yorkshire
Tel: 01977 781307
Web: Pontefract Racecourse