Worcester - British Racecourse
Another great Summer Jumping track.
About Worcester Racecourse:
Worcester Racecourse is situated by the side of the River Severn, just five minutes' walk from the City Centre, within easy reach of local rail links. Racing has taken place at the Pitchcroft course, close to the banks of the River Severn, since at least 1718, making Worcester one of the oldest racecourses in Britain. The first meetings were flat races. By 1755 a 4 day flat meeting had been introduced with a jumps fixture in the autumn. By the middle of the nineteenth century, several important races had become well established at the course, including the Worcester Stakes and the Gold Cup. The course has undergone many changes, including the layout in 1880 of a new track that featured a now long-defunct figure-of-eight course. Flat racing was discontinued in 1966, but the National Hunt meetings continued to provide competitive racing with large fields. Summer jumping started at the course in 1995. In April 2000 Arena Leisure took over the running of the Racecourse. Accompanied under 18's are admitted free of charge to both the Centre Course Enclosure and County Enclosure.
Left-handed 1m5f oval, flat with long straights and easy turns.
Getting there, directions and parking:
Driving - The Centre Course car park post code is WR1 3EH. The stable yard post code is WR1 3ED.
Train - There are frequent British Rail services to Worcester Foregate Station which is 10 minutes walk from the Racecourse and also to Worcester Shrubhill Station which is a 20 minute walk or 5/10 minute taxi ride from the racecourse.
Parking - Ample free parking is available in the centre of the course.
EAT DRINK SLEEP
Places to stay nearby:
Premier Inn Worcester City Centre Hotel (0.7 miles)
County Ground, New Road, Worcester WR2 4RL
Tel: 0871 527 9456
The Cotford Hotel (7.1 miles)
51 Graham Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 2HU
Tel: 01684 572427
The Old Rectifying House (0.6 miles)
North Parade, Worcester WR1 3NN
Tel: 01905 619622
King Charles II (0.8 miles)
King Charles House, 29 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP
Tel: 01905 726100