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Pontefract Races 2016

May events

Starting from £40pp

Pontefract Races hosts just one event in May 2016 and what an event it is! It is Pontefract Racecourse's annual 80's night with all things (even the drinks) being at 80's prices!

This Friday Evening meeting also includes vintage band Bucks Fizz who play live to the Pontefract Races Crowd after racing! 80's fancy dress is encouraged with prizes throughout for the best dressed 80s racegoer!

This really fun evening of racing is not to be missed with packages starting from just £40pp including entry into the races, return coach travel and more!

Choose one of the events below:

May 27th: 80s Night with Live Music from Buck's Fizz

Starting from £40pp

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Bucks Fizz Live at Pontefract Races - Friday 27th May 2016 (evening)

Pontefract Races hosts a really special event on Friday 27th May when Bucks Fizz play after an evening of racing action.

See the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest winners live on stage with our Race Package which includes entry for the racing and Buck's Fizz Concert, Return coach travel and more! Hits such as 'Making Your Mind Up' and 'The Land Of Make Believe' are surely on their playlist for the evening with your group enjoying the live music after a action-packed card of racing.

This unique event is available from just £40pp with pick up points all across the North!

As standard, we include the following in our Pontefract Races Buck's Fizz Package:

  • Return coach travel from and to your pick up location / to and from Pontefract Racecourse

  • Entry into Pontefract races, with access the main stands, bars and eating areas, Winner's Enclosure plus viewing areas.

  • BUCK'S FIZZ Concert entry after racing

  • Recorded delivery of the package to your address

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About Pontefract Racecourse

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Pontefract Races Enclosures & Stands

PREMIER ENCLOSURE - This admission gives you access to all the main stands at Pontefract Races including the covered seating area within the Premier Stand. There is also access to the Sports Cafe here which there is always a good atmospheere as well as the Champagne Bar for you to enjoy a glass of bubbly. Access to all the other main facilities including the parade ring, winner's enclosure and betting ring are all included with the views of the racing being the best on the course!

GRANDSTAND AND PADDOCK ENCLOSURE - If you are celebrating an occasion with friends and family at Pontefract Racecourse, then the Grandstand Enclosure is the one for you. Access to the main stand with good views of the uphill finishing straight is included as well as entry for the main bars, places to eat and winner's enclosure. We add this enclosure as standard in our Raceday Package, just ask if you wish to change from this.

SILVER ENCLOSURE - Good facilities in the Silver Enclosure at Pontefract Races are found with the SIlver Lounge Bar providing the drinks throughout the day. There are fast food units here too if you want a bite to eat as well as good views of the finish

PICNIC ENCLOSURE - Especially popular on the Sunday Family Days, you can take a picnic into this enclosure but there is also a tea room and fast food units here too. If you are looking for a more informal enclosure, this one is for you.

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Facility Information

Accommodation Available

Fast Food Stands

Full Dining Options

Betting Stands / Stations

Bar Access

High Viewing Access

Hospitality Available

Reserve Event with Deposit

Paddock / Stable Viewing

Returning Coach

Where to Drink?

Despite being not the largest of racecourses, there are surprisingly a good number of bars that you can choose from to get a drink. The Furlong Bar and the Paddock Bar are the ones to enjoy at the ground floor level, but if you fancy a drink within the Grandstand, the Balcony Bar gives you good views of the racing. In the Premier Enclosure, the Sports Cafe Bar is a good place to mingle while the Champagne Bar is of obvious interest.

Where to Eat?

Enjoy a good selection of food at the racecourse whether that is at one of thr Dining Rooms in the Grandstand or Premier Enclosures or the fast food units around Pontefract Racecourse. We have a range of Restaurant Package available which includes a meal in the Park Suite. Ask our team about these who can package this with the rest of our bundle.

When best to go??

Depending on your requirements, Pontefract Races is great either on one of their Friday night meetings or one of their Sunday afternoon events. Friday nights are best for those celebrating a special occasion while the Sunday meetings are family focused.

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About this course

Pontefract Races

Pontefract Racecourse specialise in Friday night meetings throughout the summer, which are ideal for groups of friends, and Sunday afternoon events which are aimed at families. Both have competitive racing as well as a friendly atmosphere throughout Pontefract Racecourse.

Known for their 'themed evenings', don't be surprised if you turn up to Red Shirt Night or even Singles Night at the racecourse! Each of their special evenings are exciting, fun and always provide entertainment throughout the day. Family Days feature on the Sundays and are ideal for young racegoers. There is always lots of entertainment around the track on these days.

Whatever day you are looking to visit Pontefract Races, let us arrange your package, with entry, return coach travel and more included!

Our packages start from £45pp and leave the organisation of it all to us!

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