Pontefract racecourse host 16 race meetings each session including three Sunday, three evening and ten midweek afternoon meetings. Theme days include an annual Ladies Day and Family Sunday's featuring a circus, kids rides, pony rides, face painting and a marching band.
The racecourse has a number of bars and dining options from private boxes and a Champagne bar to the picnic enclosure and mobile catering units.
Pontefract Racecourse is situated just half a mile from Junction 32 of the M62 and links with the A1, M1 and M18 are all within ten miles of the Racecourse. The nearest train station is Pontefract Tanshelf with Monkhill and Baghill both two to three miles from the course.