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Longest flat handicap race in country at Pontefract on Monday

HORSES laden with stamina are no bad thing at the best of times at Pontefract, but never more so than at the track’s second meeting of the season on Monday.

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Hospice Cup matches will be played next Monday.

Sixteen teams battle it out in opening round

Sixteen teams will compete in the opening round of Castleford and District Crown Green Bowling Association’s Hospice Cup next Monday (6pm start).

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Pontefract Cue Club F (left to right) Jamie Carter, Craig Coulson, Grant Chapman and Pete Raby won Castleford and District Snooker League's Section A title for the fourth successive year. Missing from the photograph is Scott Bull.

Cue Club F pot title for fourth year on spin

Pontefract Cue Club F have won Castleford and District Snooker League’s Section A championship for a fourth successive season.

James Willstrop plays this week in the Houston Open in which he is seeded number two. Picture: Steve Line/

Hectic schedule for Pontefract star Willstrop as he travels the world

THERE IS little respite for the world’s best squash players these days.

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Elite Kids Coaching, going from strength to strength.

Ryan’s Elite Kids Coaching proves success across West Yorkshire

Elite kids Coaching – set up by former Castleford Tigers captain Ryan Hudson and his wife, Claire – has gone from strength to strength since its start around 14 months ago.

Daniel Ferguson (left) on his way to beating Peter Hugill in the handicap tournament final.

Ferguson features prominently in league’s finals

PHIL Cawser retained Castleford, Pontefract and District Table Tennis League’s singles competition trophy.

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Featherstone's successful young weightlifters with their coaches.

Featherstone’s young weightlifters in class of their own

Featherstone Weightlifting Club’s juniors underlined they are the best in the country in a Northern Schools competition on Tyneside on Saturday.

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Thomas Raddings and Sarah Shutt proudly display the numerous medals they won in Southampton.

Duo invited to GB training camp after success at European Championships

TWO ATHLETES from Able2 Pontefract Special Olympics competed in the European Down Syndrome Open Swimming Championships in Southampton.

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Steve Parker, who was last to finish, gave Pontefract an excellent win.

Pontefract strike back to notch historic chess victory

Pontefract ended their relegation worries in Yorkshire Chess League Division Two by beating Wakefield A for the first time in the club’s history.

Commercial finished top of the dominoes section.

Commercial are champions despite losing final match

COMMERCIAL won Castleford and District Darts and Dominoes League’s dominoes section championship.

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Michael Tomlinson proudly displays the trophy after winning Saturday evening's singles final.

Tomlinson wins singles final by beating doubles partner

Pontefract Cue Club’s Michael Tomlinson won Castleford and District Snooker League’s singles tournament.

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Jockey William Buick steers Brian The Snail to victory at Pontefract on Tuesday. Picture: Alan Wright.

Stunning performances at Pontefract’s opening meeting

At Pontefract’s opening meeting of the season last year, racegoers were faced with wind, rain and hail and the horses and jockeys had stamina sapping, heavy ground to contend with (writes Richard Hammill).

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WATCH: Singing plumber's tribute to the Tour de Yorkshire

WATCH: Singing plumber's tribute to the Tour de Yorkshire

A musician has released his latest comic video celebrating the arrival of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Which team plays here?

QUIZ: Can you identify the teams from these lower league British football grounds?

While newer all-seater arenas can look mundane and homogeneous, there are still plenty of traditional grounds in England and Scotland to give the football leagues a mixture of variety and modernity.

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Northumbria University, including Alice Sandham, at Twickenham.

Twickenham appearance for Pontefract’s Alice

PONTEFRACT’S Alice Sandham admitted it was a bad day at the office as her Northumbria University side missed out on becoming BUCS Rugby Union Championship winners.

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Tuesday's meeting marks the start of the new Wall of Fame promotion at the course. Picture: Alan Wright.

Prize money of £74,000 at Pontefract’s opening meeting

Pontefract’s new season roars back into action with a quality race meeting on Tuesday.

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Darts champions Rock Inn B have an unassailable lead.

Champions Rock Inn B well clear of the rest of the field

ROCK Inn B have won Castleford and District Darts and Dominoes League’s darts section championship.

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Yorkshire Carnegie star, Seb Stegmann at Pontefract RUFC where girls coaching sessions have started.

Carnegie star launches new rugby sessions at Pontefract

Yorkshire Carnegie RUFC has teamed up with Premiership Rugby and the RFU to launch new rugby coaching sessions at Pontefract.

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Cup holders Flanagan's Army won 78-65 at Last Orders.

Champions survive scare to reach cup final

FIVE Towns Quiz League Division One champions Wanderers stayed on course for a league and cup double by reaching the Knock-out Cup final.

Wakefield Trinity Chairman Michael Carter.

Wakefield Trinity: ‘Stadium was promised to the people’

The council has insisted it cannot enforce the building of a community stadium which could become the new home for Wakefield Trinity.

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