Family friendly


Join us at Pontefract Racecourse on 28th September for some great Thursday racing!

The highlight of our second September meeting is the Dalby Screw Driver Handicap. In the early 19th century, SCREWDRIVER set the Pontefract pulses racing. He won at least two ‘Cup’ races! These consisted of four heats over two miles on the same day: the winner being the horse with the best aggregate score over the 8 miles! He is the earliest Pontefract course specialist on record! This race is one of 7 exciting races on the card.

With excellent views of the course from all of the enclosures, the option of private boxes/ hospitality packages, a selection of dining delights and drink outlets, it really is a great way to spend your Thursday!

Gates will be opened from 12pm with the first race likely to be around 2pm (timings will be confirmed nearer the race meeting).

Tickets can be purchased in advance via the Pontefract Racecourse website or on the day at the gate, both cash and card accepted. Under 18’s go free.

Venue Details

Find us at

Pontefract Park, Park Road, Pontefract, WF8 4QD