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Season Opening Day at Pontefract Races

April 9 at 2:00 pm

TUESDAY 9th APRIL – Season Opening Day
1st race time: 2.00pm

The 2019 racing season at Pontefract kicks off on Tuesday 9th April.

On the track it’s the first leg of the 2019 Stayers Championship – Becky The Thatcher won the championship in 2018 meaning that her trainer, Micky Hammond, has taken the honours for 3 of the last 4 years. She’ll be a 6yo in 2019 – will she be back to defend her crown? Or will there be a new name on the role of honour?

Don’t miss the EBF High-Rise Maiden either! With smart early horses from big yards often targeting it, it’s the first date to put in the diary! The race is named after the recently retired Luca Cumani’s 1998 Derby winner who took this race on his way to glory at Epsom.

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Pontefract Racecourse
Pontefract Park, Park Road, Pontefract
Pontefract , WF8 4QD United Kingdom
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01977 781307