Olde Taverners, of Pontefract, pulled off one of the shock results of recent years when they defeated pre-final favourites Flanagan’s Army to win the FTQL’s major knockout competition, the Knockout Cup.
National record holder Max Litchfield stormed to victory in the 400m IM at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow last week to book his place at this summer’s World Championships in South Korea.
Racegoers were once again treated to spring-like weather and some fantastic racing at Pontefract’s second meeting of the season, including the Pontefract Marathon – the longest handicap race to be run on the flat in 2019.
There is a quick turnaround at Pontefract with the second meeting of the season taking place on Monday when the equine equivalent of the London Marathon, the Pontefract Marathon, is one of the highlights on a seven-race card.
Pontefract’s 2019 season got under way on Tuesday under beautiful blue skies and, while there was a cold breeze greeting racegoers, there was plenty of exciting action on the track to warm the punters up.