The highlight of our second September meeting is the Simon Scroope Dalby Screw-driver Handicap. In the early 19th century, Screw-driver set the Pontefract pulses racing. He won at least 2 'Cup' races! These consisted of four heats over 2 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 is one of 7 exciting races on the card which gets off just after 2 pm.
As the Summer draws to an end and Autumn sets in, we wind down our season with 4 midweek race meetings.
We will have the same great offers if you book in advance for any of these race meetings;
Buy one get one free on tickets and badges purchased up to one month before the meeting.
Book 4 tickets or badges in advance for the September meeting and you'll recive a free Racing Post
On each raceday we will be offering some invaluable help to find the winners:
A Punters Pundit to guide you through the racing each day between 1 pm and 1.30 pm
A Parade Ring Pundit picking out those who are looking well before each race
A Guest Race Card analysis — We will have a guest punters page in the racecard to preview the action for each meeting