Rugby League at the Races

Posted: Monday 11th June 2018 - 2:20 PM

We’re lucky enough to have some fantastic sporting action on our doorstep in West Yorkshire. Not only do we have fantastic rugby league teams we also have first class racing at Pontefract Races.

Castleford Tigers, Wakefield Trinity, Huddersfield Giants and Featherstone Rovers were all integral in the success of the Pontefract Races Rugby League Evening last year and will be back again in 2018!

On Monday Evening 11th June, you’ll get the best of both worlds as players and coaches from all these teams will be coming racing and mingling with the crowds!

If you’re a Season Ticket holder with any of these teams, bring your season ticket along and you’ll get entrance to the Grandstand & Paddock for just £5!

Or why not spend the evening in style with our £42 Rugby League VIP Package (children under 18 are just £10). This includes: 

- entrance to the Racecourse and the Rugby League VIP Suite 
- hot buffet
- meet and greet with your favourite players from each team who will visit the Suite before racing.
- racecard and viewing balconies.

It really is an opportunity not to be missed!

Watch out for ‘selfie corner’ too – you might get that one perfect shot with your team hero!

There’ll be 6 unforgettable races as well, featuring the Mr Wolf Sprint which commemorates one of the all time Ponte greats. Runners in this race have a real mountain to climb to emulate ‘Wolfie’ who ran at Pontefract an incredible 36 times. He won here 8 times in total!

He was a true Ponte legend and his brave front running style used to have his rivals in trouble from early on in the race. His final race at Pontefract was on 29th July 2012 and he’s currently enjoying retirement on his owner’s farm.

He comes and visits us though and will be back this season to parade before racing. 

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