Inaugural RL evening at Pontefract races

Pontefract racecourse's first rugby league night is on Monday, June 6. Joe Arundel (Wakefield Wildcats), Craig Huby (Huddersfield Giants), Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) and Misi Taulapapa (Featherstone Rovers) are seen here with Mister McGoldrick who was one of the most popular horses of his time in a 91-race career which included a win at the 2008 Cheltenham Festival at the age of 11.
Pontefract racecourse's first rugby league night is on Monday, June 6. Joe Arundel (Wakefield Wildcats), Craig Huby (Huddersfield Giants), Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) and Misi Taulapapa (Featherstone Rovers) are seen here with Mister McGoldrick who was one of the most popular horses of his time in a 91-race career which included a win at the 2008 Cheltenham Festival at the age of 11.

Pontefract racecourse will stage an inaugural rugby league evening at a meeting on Monday, June 6.

Season ticket holders at Castleford Tigers, Featherstone Rovers, Wakefield Wildcats and Huddersfield Giants will pay just £5 to get into the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure. They will need to bring their season ticket with them.

Those wanting to make a night of it can meet their teams’ heroes with a VIP package which costs £40.

They will have the opportunity to meet, greet and mingle with their favourite players as well as enjoying a buffet in the private VIP rugby league hospitality box.

Pontefract’s clerk of the course Richard Hammill said: ‘It’s a new venture for us in 2016 and we’re really excited for the evening.

“We’ve already had a lot of fun putting the evening together and it’s been fantastic to work with these four clubs and combine the two sports in this way.

“We’re hoping that fans and racegoers alike will come out in force to enjoy the night and that the rugby league evening will become an important part of our fixture list for many years to come.”

Pontefract’s 2016 season gets underway next month starting with a meeting on Tuesday, April 5.

For more details about the rugby league evening visit www.pontefract-races.co.uk or contact 01977 -781307.