Pontefract trip a racing cert

Ladies heading out for a day at the races from the Roundhill Inn, Rastrick.
Ladies heading out for a day at the races from the Roundhill Inn, Rastrick.

Dressed for a day at the races are customers and friends of the Roundhill at Rastrick.

Landlady Maggie Starkey has turned Ladies Day at Pontefract races into a successful annual event and this year 36 others joined her for the short trip along the M62.

The women, dressed in all their finery, enjoyed Champagne and canapes at the popular pub before heading by coach to ‘Ponty’ where they enjoyed a three-course meal and relative success on the race card.

Said racegoer Kathryn Eccles: “It was a fantastic day.”