Pontefract Racecourse signs Premier Agreement

Action from this season at Pontefract Racecourse. Picture: BRIAN LUNN
Action from this season at Pontefract Racecourse. Picture: BRIAN LUNN
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Pontefract Racecourse has become the first small independent racecourse to sign a ‘Premier Tier’ Prize Money Agreement with the Horsemen’s Group.

Philip Freedman, chairman of the Horsemen’s Group said: ‘By signing this agreement, Pontefract has confirmed what most horsemen already know that it is a racecourse that truly recognises the importance of a collaborative and positive relationship with those that provide the horses.”

Norman Gundill, managing director and clerk of the course at Pontefract said: “I have always believed in cooperation between all the constituent parts of the racing industry and am very happy we have concluded an agreement.

“I have constantly worked to improve the racing programme and prize money at Pontefract and will continue to do so. This is another significant step up and I hope it will encourage all owners and trainers to ensure that we continue to have good competitive racing.”