As summer draws to an end and autumn sets in, Pontefract Racecourse holds its final four race meetings of the year and they’re All About The Racing.
With two race meetings in September and two in October, there’s still plenty of action on the track. The first of these racedays is on Thursday 20th September.
For each of the last four race meetings the racecourse is on the lookout for those who think they know a bit about racing, to write a guest racecard analysis which will be published in the racecard on the day. If you’d like to be considered as a guest analyst for any of the last 4 race meetings (20th and 27th September or 8th and 22nd October) please contact the racecourse on 01977 781307 or email [email protected].
On each of these racedays, there’ll be a soapbox for any punters to have their say on what they think has a great winning chance! For those who are new to racing, it’s a great way to latch on to a few winners! There will also be a guest pundit on the day to guide you through the runners in the Parade Ring and offer valuable guidance and knowledge about the days’ equine action.
On Thursday 20th September, there are seven exciting races on the card with the highlight being the £30,000 EBF Fillies’ Handicap over 6 furlongs. Last year’s winner was Marie Of Lyon who took the prize for the all conquering Richard Fahey team. He had a strong team assembled for the race last year and is likely to be well represented again in 2018. Marie Of Lyon went on to be narrowly beaten when finishing 2nd in the Darley EBF Stallions Boadicea Listed Stakes at Newmarket the following month. The race forms part of the EBF Fillies’ Series which sees a number of valuable races for Fillies across the whole season. The series culminates in finals day at Newmarket on Saturday 6th October.
The popular Pontefract Stayers Championship returns to the track. The Micky Hammond trained Becky The Thatcher is currently leading the series and looks likely to be back to try and consolidate her advantage. There will be plenty of challengers lining up to take her on though! She has a great record at the track and owners, McGoldrick Racing, are keen to win the Championship.
Early Bird discounted advanced tickets are available on the courses website at www.pontefract-races.co.uk , and, as part of the All About The Racing theme, if four or more tickets are booked for this race meeting, the track will give you a FREE Racing Post to help to study the form. Looking ahead, if you’re planning on coming for the final race meeting of the season on the 22nd October, make sure you book soon as tickets are half price up to one month before the day.
Before then, racing gets underway at 2.10pm on Thursday 20th September and the gates open at midday. For more information about the day see www.pontefract-races.co.uk