Wolverhampton - British Racecourse
Regular Midlands all weather action.
About Wolverhampton Racecourse:
There has been a racecourse in Wolverhampton since 1825 but not always at its present site. Originally situated at Broad Meadows, which is now West Park, the National Hunt course staged fixtures for over 50 years, along with side shows, shooting galleries and cock fighting. In 1878 West Park was built on the site and a new location for the racecourse was sought after, this wouldn’t prove too difficult though. By early 1888 arrangements were in place for the building of Wolverhampton Racecourse on its current site on Dunstall Hill. From summer 1914 racing was cancelled by the outbreak of war, action resumed in 1919 and many memorable events and successful meetings were staged in the 1920s & 30s, before again cancelling meetings from September 1939 to after the second World War. Wolverhampton Racecourse is now the last surviving racecourse in the West Midlands, and is Britain's first floodlit racecourse. It is extremely busy, hosting around 100 meetings a year, including its themed Saturday evening events. In 2014 plans were made by owners Arena Racing Company to resurface the track to Tapeta, a surface not yet used in Great Britain, from which excellent reviews have been made from jockeys, trainers and owners. Accompanied under 18's are admitted free of charge to both the Grandstand and Premier Enclosures
Left handed Polytrack all weather track. An oval circuit of about 1 mile with about 1 1/2 furlong run in with 6f and 7f races starting from chutes, each located on the outside.
Getting there, directions and parking:
Train - There are frequent services to and from major towns and cities at Wolverhampton Railway station, which is situated less than 2 miles from the racecourse.
Parking - 1500 free parking spaces.
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Places to stay nearby:
A Park View Hotel (1 mile)
12-13 Park Road West, Wolverhampton WV1 4PP
Tel: 01902 567628
Premier Inn Wolverhampton City Centre Hotel (1.2 miles)
Broad Gauge Way, Bluebricks Low Level Station, Wolverhampton WV10 0BA
Tel: 0871 527 9186
Great Western Pub (1.3 miles)
Sun Street, Corn Hill, Wolverhampton WV10 0DG
Tel: 01902 351090
The Barley Mow (4.5 miles)
Penn Common, Pennwood Lane, Wolverhampton WV4 5JN
Tel: 01902 333510