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Pontefract Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England.Pontefract is one of the best appointed courses of its kind in the country.There are modern bars and refreshment areas in all enclosures.
The racing programme has been greatly improved in recent years. The motorway links provide good communications not only with local training centres but also with other major training centres in the country, notably Newmarket, with the result that the racing is both competitive and entertaining.
One 'claim to fame' for the racecourse is that it is the longest continuous racing circuit in the country, at a little short of 2m 1f . This was exceeded when York completed its circuit for the holding of the Royal Ascot festival in 2005, and whilst York remains a 'circuit', there are no races held around the new link, it is therefore open to debate whether Pontefract has retained its status in this regard.