Friday, 28 December 2012

Boxing Day Fun!

With Christmas and Boxing Day now behind us, we'd just like to thank everyone who came along to a very wet racecourse on the 26th. Just under 3500 people came to the racecourse, and although the wind and rain were against us, everyone seemed in high spirits! 


Now that we are past the crazy period, we are looking forward to January and beyond! If you would like to come along to the racecourse in January, Grandstand tickets are totally free of charge, thanks to sponsorship from www.Bookmakers.co.uk. To get your tickets, simply do one of the following - 

  • Call 01902 390000 - Choose from any of the fixtures on our website http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/horse-racing/fixtures. Tell us the fixture date you would like to come along to and the amount of tickets needed.
  • Email info@wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk with your full name, address, telephone number, fixture date (s) and number of tickets required.
  • Order tickets online - simply visit the website http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/horse-racing/freeracing.

If you are looking forward to our Saturday Live Music Schedule, fear not, music is back with a bang on February 9th with a live Bee Gees tribute! Ringside and Horizons bookings are now being taken, call 01902 390000 or visit the live music page to view all of our bands in 2013 http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/horse-racing/livemusicevenings

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Limited Availability...

With Boxing Day racing just over 1 week away, and with another record crowd expected, here is a quick update for ticket availability-

Grandstand Enclosure - Good Availability - £15.00 per person.
Premier Enclosure - Good Availability, £25.00 per person.
Ringside Restaurant - Good Availability - £49.50 includes racecourse admission, racecards, a three course carvery meal and guaranteed seating for the live band and disco.
Horizons Restaurant - SOLD OUT

As always under 18's are admitted FREE into the racecourse! Timings for the day are - gates open at 11.30pm, with the first race at 1.40pm. These times are subject to change so check back on the website.

We've got live music throughout the day and after racing, face painting for kids and of course exciting racing! We hope to see you on Boxing Day!

P.S...If you can't make it on Boxing Day, don't forget that racing is FREE in January for all racegoers! Book tickets online as usual, or email info@wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk with the fixture date and the amount of tickets you would like. See you in January!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Record Breaking Saturday!

If your coming along to the racecourse this Saturday you are in for a treat! We now have 14 races on Saturday 15th December, gates open at 12.05pm, first race is 2.05pm with the last race at 9.20pm.  If you are coming along on the day - best of all you only have to pay once! Grandstand tickets for the whole day are £10.00pp, Premier Admission for the whole day is £20.00pp!


If you are already booked into one of our Restaurants or Hospitality Suites, you will have the option to come earlier into either the Premier or Grandstand enclosures. Ringside, Horizons and the Hospitality Suites will open as usual at 4.20pm. For more information call 01902 390000.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

FREE tickets and Christmas Countdown....

We've got a massive January for you! Now in its fourth year, January racing at Wolverhampton Racecourse, sponsored by bookmakers.co.uk will be FREE again! Grandstand admission is free to all racegoers, all you have to do to get your tickets is - 

  • Call 01902 390000 - Choose from any of our January fixtures (click here). Tell us the fixture date you would like to come along to and the amount of tickets needed.
  • Email info@wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk with your full name, address, telephone number, fixture date (s) and number of tickets required.
  • Order tickets online - simply click on the desired fixture here.
We are also offering discounted tickets for the Premier Enclosure, £5.00 per person, and also a discounted rate in the Horizons Restaurant - just £33.95 per person. The Horizons package includes:-
  • Racecourse entrance
  • Race card
  • Three course lunch or dinner
Set high in the main grandstand, Horizons is one of the most stylish venues in racing. Guests can enjoy an afternoon or evening of fine food, wine and live racing in this contemporary designed restaurant. For excitement and atmosphere Horizons is the perfect dining option.

See you in January!!!

With just 15 days to go until one of our biggest fixtures of the year, Boxing Day Racing, we thought we'd give you an update for availability for remaining fixtures in December!

We still have availability for our Elvis Christmas Party on Friday 21st December, priced at £37.95 per person. An Elvis tribute act will be performing live with classic dance tracks from our resident DJ till late! This is a great evening for last minute work parties or family get-togethers. http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/christmas-2012/elvis-christmas-party-nights.html

We are expecting a massive crowd for our fixture that gets bigger every year, Boxing Day Racing! Racecourse mascot Freddie Furlong will be out and about for the kids and we have racing, merriment and a live singer after racing for the adults, Boxing Day really is a fun day for the whole family. Grandstand Enclosure is £15.00 per person, Premier Enclosure £25.00 per person, all under 18's are admitted free.

Celebrate 2013 with us! For over 18's only, our New Year's Eve party is a great evening of excellent food, great live entertainment and an electric party atmosphere, making us the perfect venue for your New Year celebration. Enjoy a delicious four course meal followed by entertainment from superb live band Capital Groove. The band will be followed by a lively disco to welcome in 2013! The package, priced at £48.50 per person includes:
  • Four course dinner
  • Live entertainment from Capital Groove
  • Lively music until late
  • The dress code is smart, evening wear for the ladies and suits for gentlemen. We regret that no children may be admitted to the New Year's Eve Party. Vegetarian options are available.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Saturday 15th December

We have the latest info for Super Saturday 15th December. We now have 14 races, gates open at 12.05pm, first race is 2.05pm with the last race at 9.20pm. Best of all you only have to pay once! Grandstand tickets for the whole day are £10.00pp, Premier Admission for the whole day is £20.00pp! Race times will be - 

Afternoon
  • 2.05
  • 2.40
  • 3.15
  • 3.50
  • 4.20
  • 4.50
  • 5.20

Evening
  • 6.20
  • 6.50
  • 7.20
  • 7.50
  • 8.20
  • 8.50
  • 9.20

Gates will open at 12.05pm and it is one ticket price for the whole day. 

Restaurants/hospitality suites will open from 4.20pm, all guests who are booked in for the evening will be contacted and advised of the additional races. If you are booked into the restaurants or hospitality suites - you will have the option to come earlier in the Premier and Grandstand enclosures but you will not have access to Horizons/Ringside/Hospitality Suites until 4.20pm. 

All bars/enclosures/public food offerings will remain open all day!

For further information call 01902 390000.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Live Music and Beyond

With just two live music evening dates left on 17th November - a Michael Jackson Tribute & 24th November - Black Eyed Peaz Tribute, our sights have started to shift towards our Christmas Evenings and also Boxing Day racing. We do still have availability for some of the evenings but tickets are selling fast, with work colleagues and friends and family snapping up tickets. Below is our availability over the coming festive month, 1st December is a great date for larger parties as we still have availability!

17th November 
Horizons – Good availability
Ringside - FULL

24th November 
Horizons – LIMITED - 7 x 6s and 1 x 2 available
Ringside - FULL

1st December 
Horizons – Good availability
Ringside – Good availability

8th December 
Horizons – Good availability
Ringside - FULL

15th December 
Horizons – LIMITED - 8 x 6s, 2 x 4s and 1 x 2
Ringside - FULL

Boxing Day 
Horizons - FULL
Ringside – Good availability
Premier Restaurant - FULL

Now is also a great time to purchase tickets to one of our biggest fixtures of the year, Boxing Day Racing. Over 3000 racegoers enjoyed the fresh air and a break from the kitchen to watch a great day of thrilling races in 2011 - so why not come along with your family! Tickets start from just £15.00 pp, with under 18's getting in for free! For more information visit our website or call 01902 390000 http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/christmas-2012/boxing-day-racing.html.


Monday, 29 October 2012

Mayor’s charities in Stafford


A James Bond-themed ball to raise money for the mayor’s charities in Stafford took on another spy like twist with the news that a helicopter ride is one of the auction prizes.

The Mayor of Stafford Borough’s ‘Diamonds are Forever’ Ball marks the Queen’s Jubilee and 50 years of Bond films.

The Mayor, Councillor Bryan Cross MBE and Mayoress, Lily Cross, will be hosting the event at the Ingestre Suite at Staffordshire County Showground on Friday 7 December. The sparkling evening starts with a martini reception at 7.15pm followed by a three-course dinner at 8pm, the charity auction and raffle, 007-themed entertainment and dancing to live band ‘Intrigue’.

All proceeds from the evening go to the Mayor of Stafford Borough’s nominated charities which are Katharine House Hospice and Oak Tree Farm Rural Project.

As a tribute to the world’s most recognised secret agent, one of the auction prizes is a ride for three in a Robinson R44 helicopter (pictured), courtesy of Miles Brough, of local aluminium and industrial waste processor, the JBMI Group.

Other auction prizes on the night include a day or night at Wolverhampton Racecourse with a three-course meal in Horizons Restaurant and post-race entertainment, a tour of the House of Commons with afternoon tea and a cast bronze model of a Hercules Aircraft. 

Tickets for the Ball cost £38.50 per person with tables seating 10 or 12 guests. 

For more information and to reserve your tickets visit www.staffordbc.gov.uk/mayors-diamond-ball, call 01785 619 300 or email events@staffordbc.gov.uk before Thursday 8 November 2012. 


Monday, 22 October 2012

Live Music this Saturday!

With just 3 live music evenings left before the Christmas parties begin, here is a quick update for fixture and availability info for the coming weeks!

October 2012

  • Thursday 25th:-Evening
  • Friday 26th:- Evening
  • Saturday 27th:- Live music from Atomic Jones Evening (good availability)
  • Tuesday 30th:- Afternoon
A-TOM-IC JONES & The Explosive Reload Orchestra are the ultimate live Tom Jones experience, featuring some of the country's finest musician's, led by the very energetic and charismatic A-TOM-IC JONES, who possesses a voice full of power and raw energy.





November 2012
  • Friday 2nd:- Afternoon
  • Monday 5th:- Afternoon
  • Tuesday 6th:- Afternoon
  • Thursday 8th:- Afternoon
  • Friday 9th:- Afternoon
  • Friday 16th:- Afternoon
  • Saturday 17th:- Live music from Michael Jackson Tribute Evening (good availability)
  • Monday 19th:- Afternoon
  • Friday 23rd:- Afternoon
  • Saturday 24th:- Live music from Black Eyed Peaz Tribute Evening (good availability)
  • Friday 30th:- Afternoon

Michael Jackson tribute - He's not bad, he's actually really really good! Showing us he is no Smooth Criminal is a Michael Jackson tribute. With all of the classic hits, and with some surprise dance moves, this night is a night for lovers of classic pop tracks!

Black Eyed Peaz Tribute - This superb band will perform an amazing show after racing. The performance will consist of all the biggest hits. They have performed all over the world and have also at many tribute festivals!

Prices for racing, racecard, a 3 course meal and live music start from just £29.95pp. For more information visit our website or call 01902 390000.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Live Music Update

We are now well into our live music schedule, so we thought we'd give you a quick update with availability over the next few weeks.

Saturday 13th October - Racecourse regulars Re-Take That have sold out the Ringside again, it's the 3rd time in two years that they have managed this great feat! We do still have availability in the Horizons Restaurant, priced at £46.95 per person, including racecourse admission, racecards, a delicious three course choice meal, served with fresh seasonal produce (which also includes tea/coffee) with entrance to the after racing entertainment in the Ringside restaurant to the the performance from Re-Take That! To book simply Click Here.

Saturday 20th October - New to the racecourse in 2012 are Soul'd Out. With their rhythm, wind and brass sections, along with lead vocalists, Soul'd Out are a BIG band with a BIG sound, who have the versatility to adapt and bring the best in Soul and Motown classics to the racecourse. We have good availability in both the Ringside and Horizons restaurants, with a limited number of premier Enclosure with entertainment tickets, so book today as we reckon the band are going to raise the roof off! If you'd like to see more, just click here for photos  - or alternatively click here to purchase tickets.

Saturday 27th October - A-TOM-IC JONES & The Explosive Reload Orchestra are the ultimate live Tom Jones experience, featuring some of the country's finest musician's, led by the very energetic and charismatic A-TOM-IC JONES, who possesses a voice full of power and raw energy! Atomic Jones and The Explosive Reload Orchestra have played the racecourse previously, it's the busiest our security staff have been in a long time holding back the hoards of women! Click here to book.

Saturday 17th November - You've been struck by a smooth criminal, Michael Jackson tribute is in the house! With all of the classic hits, and with some surprise dance moves, this night is a night for lovers of classic pop tracks! Fancy booking ticket to this evening of pop? Book now!

Saturday 24th November - The last of our 2012 live music evenings sees tribute band the Black Eyed Peaz perform at the racecourse. This superb band will perform an amazing show after racing consisting of all the biggest hits! Click here to book tickets!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Live Music Events Calendar

With our first live music event out the way, it's time to start looking at what we have coming up in the next few weeks, and also let you know what availability we have left. 

The Fab4 went down an absolute treat at the weekend, thanks to everyone who came along!

3 members of the Fab4 with John Moon, relaxing before their performance!
This coming Saturday we have a new act performing at the racecourse, Queen II. Anticipation is high for the band, with the Ringside Restaurant and Premier with entertainment tickets already sold out! We do have limited availability in the Horizons restaurant, so call today if you are interested.

Just one week after Queen II rock the Ringside, we also have live music from racecourse regulars One Stop Boogie. Tickets are still available, but the band does sell out every year so book now! If you would like to see what the band get up to, click here

If that's not enough to get you on the dance floor, just one week later, we have teenage heart throbs Re-Take That performing. We re-book the lads every year as guests comment about the fantastic show they put on! Again the Ringside is sold out, but we do have Horizons and Premier with entertainment available.

If you would like more information on any of the live music evenings, don't hesitate to call us on 01902 390000.

You may have seen last Friday that racehorse Dvinsky visited the racecourse and broke Sharp Hat's modern-day record for the most runs in Britain, with 218 runs. As reported on the Racing Post website, The 11-year-old has been remarkably consistent throughout his 217 (now 218!) race career. Dvinsky, who had previously won twice at Wolverhampton raced in second for much of the journey before tiring in the straight to finish ninth. The racecourses Managing Director David Roberts said: "We are delighted that Dvinsky came to Wolverhampton for his 218th appearance on Friday and that David Hardaker [owner] and Paul Howling continue to support the all-weather tracks with this record-breaking horse".

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Racecourse Panoramic!

Friday, 14 September 2012

The Run In Begins....

Now that Ladies Evening has been and gone (and what a great time everyone had), it's now time for us to talk about the next few months. It seems that Christmas promotions get earlier every year, but it makes sense to book early to get the dates you want, and it also gives you ample time to save some extra pennies for a Christmas drink and a new Christmas jumper! So with that in mind we have launched our 2012 Christmas Brochure...


Last year's dates filled up very very quickly so this year we have added an extra couple of dates to cope with demand. If you haven't been to the racecourse previously, Christmas time is a great time to pop along. The nights are cold and dark but with the party atmosphere in the air, and floodlights to brighten up the track, the nights are super fun! All the evenings we put on are suitable for family parties or work nights out, so have a look if you're planning a Christmas get together!



After Ladies Evening, Boxing Day Racing is our biggest event of the year. If you fancy abit of fresh air after all that turkey the day before, why not pop along? We are going all out this year to put on a great day for everyone who comes along! Kids Go Free and adult tickets start from £15.00 per person. If you would like more info, follow the link and have a look at the Christmas Brochure - http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/christmas-2012.html

So that's all of the xmas bits and bobs out of the way. 

In September we have some cracking live music evenings lined up, with The Fab4 taking us on a journey through Beatles Mania on the 22nd September, and a Queen Tribute on 29th September.

Have a great month!


Monday, 10 September 2012

Ladies Evening 2012

A record breaking crowd of more than 3,000 race goers enjoyed a fine summers evening at Wolverhampton Racecourse for the highlight of their racing calendar, Ladies Evening 2012 on September 8th. Quality racing and live entertainment ensured the event, now in its 7th year, lived up to its usual high standard! 

The evening itself, sponsored by Mecca Bingo, Guest Motors and Clean Event was the perfect opportunity for Ladies and Gents to dress up for the evening, with prizes on offer for Best Dressed Lady, Best Hat and Best Shoes. 30 Ladies were selected during the evening by the team of fashion fillies and the finals of the 3 competitions were judged by a panel of fashion Judges, Wolverhampton Celebrity Hairdressers Royston Blythe and Nick Malenko the Fashion Show Company’s Sally Mansell and Promise Dreams patron Steve Bull. The Promise Dreams fundraising team were out in force on the night and raised over £1000 for the charity. 

The hotly contested Best Dressed Lady award had 10 finalists for the judges to choose from. With prizes totalling over £1000 from Guest Motors - Alfa Romeo Wolverhampton, Royston Blythe, Hoar Cross Hall, Mecca Bingo, the Grand Theatre and Virgin Active Wolverhampton, the standard was exceptionally high. Winner by unanimous vote, for her great choice of colours and styling was Debbie Grogan who said “A massive thank you to all the team at Wolverhampton races for a fabulous evening. Horizons Restaurant was awesome as always and you even managed to arrange the gorgeous weather!”. 

The evening was finished off by another rousing set from racecourse regulars Battle of The Divas, who belted out hits from Lady Gaga, Lulu and many more till the early hours. 

Managing Director David Roberts said “The crowd for this year’s Ladies Evening were really revved up for a great night. The standard of the outfits in the competitions was very high and we are delighted that so many people entered into the Ladies Evening spirit. The culmination of hard work from our staff, the fine weather and an amazing crowd gave us a Ladies Evening to remember”.





Thursday, 6 September 2012

Ladies Evening update!

  • Gates open 3.30pm
  • First race 5.30pm
  • 8 races
  • Last race 9.00pm
  • Live outdoor entertainment from Battle of the Divas 9.15pm to 10.45pm - open to all race goers
  • Fabulous prizes for Best Dressed Lady, Best Shoes and Best Hat

Monday, 3 September 2012

Ladies Evening 2012


The countdown is on for Ladies Evening 2012. The sun is shining, so lets hope it continues for the rest of the week! We will be starting our week of competitions today, with 2 tickets being given away on twitter and Facebook each day. We also have some fantastic prizes thanks to the guys from Mecca Bingo! All you have to do is follow us on twitter @WolvesRaces, and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WolverhamptonRacecourse. The twitter competitions will run from 12.00pm each day, Facebook will be around 8.00pm each evening!



Best of Luck!!!

Friday, 31 August 2012

Racecourse & Ladies Day FAQ's

What can we wear on the evening?
Ladies Evening is a great chance to wear your best suit or dress! We have prizes on the evening for Best Dressed Lady, Best Hat and new for 2012, Best Shoes. Diners in our Horizons and Ringside restaurants tend to dress up for the occasion. If you have Premier or Grandstand tickets, no ripped jeans or football shirts!

What time do gates open?
Gates open on the day at 4.00pm with the first race at 6.00pm. Traffic will be busy around Wolverhampton so make sure you get here nice and early for a pre-race drink and to study the racecard if you fancy a cheeky bet!

Do you have to bet?
Certainly not, only bet if you really want to. Horse racing is much more than gambling, just come along on the evening to soak up the atmosphere and have a great night with friends and family. If you would like to bet but don’t know how, just speak to one of the bookies, Ladbrokes or Tote staff.

What is this free drink for ladies who pre-book?
Every lady who pre-books before Ladies Evening will receive a free voucher to get a drink. The drink is a closely guarded secret, but we promise it to be fruity and delicious, and will be a great way to start off the evening!

We have a group of 10 coming to the racecourse, what deals do you have on?
A great value package to come racing is the Punters Package. The package is £15.00 per person for groups of 6 or more and offers a Grandstand Enclosure ticket, racecard, 3 drinks vouchers and a discounted ladbrokes betting voucher. We also have the Punters Package+ which includes all of the above and a £5.00 food voucher, all for £20.00. These tickets cannot be purchased on the day so pre-booking is essential!!!

Is Ladies Evening just for women?
Not at all, everyone is welcome! Ladies get the chance to dress up and have a dance to the live music after racing finishes, and gents get to watch the racing and hold the handbags!

What entertainment is on after racing finishes?
We have a live outdoor performance from fantastic band Battle of the Divas - they will be on stage straight after the last race. The performance will take place in the Grandstand Enclosure and is open to ALL racegoers. Horizons and Ringside Restaurant diners have access to a disco in the Ringside after the live band. Hospitality and Premier with Entertainment ticket holders will have access to a disco within the Premier enclosure after the live band.

What food is available on the day?
We have a great selection of eateries available on the day. The Weigh Inn bar is a lively bar with a great atmosphere situated between the Parade Ring and track. The bar menu offers a range of delicious food from Lasagne to Burger and Chips! The Paddock Grill is situated within the concourse on the ground floor, also offering a great range of foods. Situated in the Grandstand enclosure we also have a sausage roll and pasty stand, pork baps and baguettes and much more, so there is certainly no need to go hungry on the night!

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Ladies Evening 2012




A great night out for groups of friends, couples, and families alike. With temperatures set to soar, visit us on Ladies Evening 2012 for the hottest ticket in Wolverhampton this September.
Grandstand Admission - £10 per adult
Premier Admission - £20 per adult
Punters Package - £15 per adult (for groups of 6 or more)

Includes Grandstand admission, racecard, 3 drinks vouchers, discounted Ladbrokes betting voucher and half price return. Must be pre-booked.
Punters Package+ - £20 per adult (for groups of 6 or more)

Includes all of the above as well as a £5 food voucher.
Must be pre-booked.
Accompanied under 18's admitted FREE
First Race 6.00 p.m. Gates open 4.00 p.m.
Prizes for Best Dressed Lady, Best Hat and new for 2012,

Best Shoes
Live outdoor entertainment after racing from superb band

Battle of the Divas - open to all race goers
Complimentary drink for all ladies who pre-book tickets
Please note: first race times are subject to change.

Click here to book online or call 01902 390000

Ladies Evening at Wolverhampton Racecourse

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Family Fun Day 2012

After months of planning, plenty of strops from Freddie Furlong, and frantic calls to Michael Fish about the weather, Family Fun Day 2012 went off without a hitch. 

We had a slight down pour in the morning and staff were busy working hard to make sure the racecourse was ready come rain or shine! The picnic area was in tip top shape for happy racegoers.

We must say a big thank you to all the stalls who turned up on the day, who helped make the event so special. So thanks to WOW Stuff for bringing along their Attacknid, Promise Dreams who raised a massive £539.32 on the day, Dudley Zoo who bought along a very artistic face painter and also a snake, cockroaches, guinea pigs and a ferret called Smoky, Core Children’s Services working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, The Merry Hill Centre and Virgin Active!

We have had so much good feedback so far from happy parents and kids, which makes the day even more worthwhile!

If you did enjoy the day, and want to come again, we have a packed racing schedule from September to December. Ladies Day on September 8th and Boxing Day racing are two of our biggest fixtures of the year!






Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Racing, Fashion, Live Music

As you have probably seen, Family Fun Day is only a few days away, with Rastamouse, Freddie Furlong and Loads of FREE entertainment for the kids. It's a great day out for all the family, so why not pop along? Tickets start at just £10.00 pp, with under 18's getting in for FREE!

If that isn't enough, in just over 3 weeks, all the glitz and glamour of the races comes to the racecourse for Ladies Day 2012! 

Now in its 7th year, Ladies Day is one of our most popular fixtures of the year and is certainly the go to event in Wolverhampton. With over 3000 people attending the event in 2011, we are expecting a massive crowd this year! On the day itself, Ladies are encouraged to dress up and compete for the array of prizes on offer; 'Best Dressed Lady', 'Best Hat' and 'Best Shoes'.

The day will be packed with exciting entertainment and will feature live music from Battle of the Divas.
The Battle of the Divas feature 4 fantastic female vocalists backed by a talented live band. The Divas sing both separately and in various combinations, ending with the group creating a superb medley of some of pop's most memorable moments which will leave everyone shouting for more!

First time at the races? Grandstand and Premier Tickets are for you. Soak up the Ladies Day atmosphere in close proximity to the parade ring and racecourse, giving you access to all of the action. 

Our Ringside Restaurant is now sold out, with limited availability in Horizons. We do still have Grandstand, Premier and Punters Package tickets available, so don't delay, book now! All Ladies who pre-book also receive a FREE drink! For more info, just visit the website - 

Monday, 13 August 2012

Family Fun Day in just 1 week!

The summer holidays are always a great time for the kids, no school, playing outside all day with not a care in the world. But what about the adults? Coming up with 6 weeks’ worth of ideas to keep the little people happy is never an easy thing to do! So why not pop along to Wolverhampton Racecourse on Monday August 20th for our Family Fun Day. We have a fun filled day planned with all sorts of exciting activities including face painting, a large bouncy castle, soft play area with inflatables, unlimited candy floss stall (for big and little kids!), a circus workshop and a bungee run! Our very own racecourse mascot Freddie Furlong will be around all day, so make sure you give him a high five!

We also have a very special guest on the day. Rastamouse, the skateboarding, ska-jammin', super cool-mouse, will be making personal appearances throughout the day, so don't forget to bring your camera!

Best of all (take note Mums and Dads) Kids Entry is totally FREE of charge. Adult tickets start from just £10.00 per person, and with 7 races on the day; this is a great value day out for the whole family! So visit Wolverhampton Racecourse for horse racing for the adults, and activities for the kids! The first race begins at 2.00pm, with gates opening at 12.00pm*.

* First race times are subject to change.


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Two Weeks Until Family Fun Day

It is just two weeks until Family Fun Day 2012, and what a day we have lined up for you! Not only do we have Free entertainment for the kids including a large bouncy castle, soft play area with inflatable surround, unlimited candy floss stall, gladiator duel, circus workshop and a bungee run, we also have Freddie Furlong! 

With 7 races on the day, we have plenty to keep the big kids and little kids happy!

If that isn't enough, drum roll please......we also Rastamouse, the skateboarding, ska-jammin', super cool-mouse, who will be making personal appearances throughout the day.
All we need now is guaranteed sunshine (we are working on this), and lots of happy families - that's where you come in! Under 18's are admitted FREE of charge on the day itself, with adult tickets from just £10.00 per person! 

So add this date to your diary, 20th August 2012, Gates Open at 12.15pm with the first Race at 2.15pm. We hope to see you then!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

July and beyond...

With just 3 meetings this month, it's a quiet time racing wise, but in the office the phones are ringing off the hook for our future events! Our fixtures this month are -

Tuesday 10th - Flat, All Weather Afternoon
Monday 16th - Flat, All Weather Evening
Monday 30th - Flat, All Weather Evening

From August onwards our fixtures start to pick up again, and we have some fantastic events lined up.
Monday 20th August sees Family Fun Day return to the racecourse. With loads of free entertainment for the kids, and racing for the adults, what better way so spend a sunny (fingers crossed) August day! Rastamouse and Freddie Furlong will be making appearances throughout the day, so don't forget to bring your camera! Best off all on Family Fun Day, Kids entry is FREE! If you would like more information, Click Here.



September 8th is the big one, the highlight of the racing calendar at Wolverhampton Racecourse. Ladies Evening 2012 is sure to be the go to event in Wolverhampton. Men can get out their best suites, and for Ladies, fabulous outfits and extravagant shoes will be the way to go. With prizes for Best Dressed Lady, Best Hat and new for 2012 Best Shoes, dressing to impress is certainly the way to go! We have a live outdoor performance from fantastic band Battle of the Divas - they will be on stage straight after the last race. The performance will take place in the Grandstand Enclosure and is open to ALL racegoers. All Ladies who pre-book for the evening also receive a free drink! If you haven't been to Ladies Day before, add it to your calendar now! We do have availability in both restaurants if you fancy a delicious meal, or if you prefer the hustle and bustle of the enclosures, there is availability in both the Grandstand and Premier Enclosures. Click here for more information.

We hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Punters Package Racing offer

Have you seen our Punters Package racing offer? This fantastic racing package gives you and a group of friends (6 or more) the chance to come to the races for an evening of exciting racing. Best of all, you wont need a bank bailout to visit us! For just £15.00 (saving you £11.00 if bought separately) per person you get - 


  • Grandstand Entrance
  • Racecards
  • 3 Drinks Vouchers (worth £2.50 each)
  • Discounted Ladbrokes Betting Voucher
  • Half Price Return Voucher

If you would like to have a bite to eat on the evening, you can purchase the Punters Package+ for just £20.00, which includes a meal voucher!

There are 2 simple methods to book your Punters Packages:- 

Click Here to select your fixture and book online

Call 01902 390012


Monday, 28 May 2012

Let's Get Britain Racing

Wolverhampton Racecourse is participating in a three-month campaign called Let’s Get Britain Racing. The campaign offers people the chance to come racing for just £10 and will also run at Wolverhampton’s 16 sister racecourses around the country. Designed to encourage people who have never been racing to try it for the first time, as well as offering great value for money for existing racing fans, Let’s Get Britain Racing will see more than 100,000 tickets offered for £10 across England and Wales. 

Wolverhampton’s summer racing calendar is;

June 2012
  • Thursday 7th - Afternoon Racing 
  • Monday 18th - Afternoon Racing 
  • Monday 25th - Afternoon Racing 
July 2012
  • Monday 2nd - Afternoon Racing 
  • Tuesday 10th - Afternoon Racing 
  • Monday 16th - Evening Racing 
  • Monday 30th - Evening Racing 
August 2012
  • Monday 6th - Evening Racing 
  • Monday 13th - Evening Racing 
  • Monday 20th - Family Fun Day 
  • Wednesday 29th - Evening Racing 
  • Friday 31st - Evening Racing 

The £10 offer is only available online and in advance. For more information visit www.come-racing.co.uk.


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Elite showjumping

The Wolverhampton Racecourse Elite Show Jumping Festival was a great success this weekend with over 300 horses jumping on our racecourse maintained grass arenas.

The Wolverhampton Racecourse International trial was won by Tim Davies with second and third places going to George Whitaker and William Funnell.

There was also a hotly contested speed class in which over 50 competitors took part, this was won by Peter Murphy.

The Wolverhampton Racecourse 6 year old championships were won by Chad Fellows with Anthony Condon coming 2nd.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Racecourse giveaway!

The racecourse has been proud to sponsor Wayne Hennessey for the past few seasons, he has brought some of his own horses down to race here, and he has also had a couple of winners!

We were delighted to hear that Wayne finally had some cheer after being voted Wolves' Player of the Season at the Wolverhampton Wanderers end of season awards ceremony. The Wales international, who is currently nursing a ruptured cruciate ligament, topped the fans' poll of around 4,000 votes ahead of last year's winner Matt Jarvis and 11-goal top scorer Steven Fletcher, who also took the Players' Player of the Season award.

So thanks to Wayne, we have a signed Goal Keeper jersey. To be in with a chance of winning this top, all you have to do is Click Here and fill in your details, it's that easy! Winners will be picked at random from all entries.

The prize draw will run from Monday 14th May till Friday 18th May. Every person who enters will get one FREE racecourse Grandstand ticket to the fixture of your choice*.

*Excluding Family Fun Day, Ladies Day and Boxing Day.


In other news - We are just 3 months away from Family Fun Day 2012 at the racecourse, and that can mean only one thing, Rastamouse,  the skateboarding, ska-jammin', super cool-mouse, will be making personal appearances throughout the day, so don't forget to bring your camera! We cant wait, but happiest of all is Freddie Furlong! 

With free entertainment including a large bouncy castle, soft play area with inflatable surround, unlimited candy floss stall,gladiator duel, circus workshop and a bungee run, what a great way to spend a sunny August afternoon.


Friday, 11 May 2012

Walk of the Black Country - The Racecourse Team are in Training

A crack team of walkers from Wolverhampton Racecourse will be tackling the 10 mile Walk of the Black Country. The 10 mile event, which is taking place on Sunday 10th of June, starts at Himley Park and Himley Hall Hotel, and finishes at the racecourse. 

Michelle Sutton, Marie Adams and Ormila Dedi from the sales team at the racecourse, have been preparing for the event for months. Ormila Dedi, a walk veteran after taking part last year,  said “I’ve been practicing around the track and by walking to work every day! I’ve really felt the burn, but it’s all for a great cause”. 

The team, dubbed Freddie’s Angels after the racecourse mascot, are relishing the challenge that the 10 mile walk brings. The event is in aid of Promise Dreams who are a registered children’s charity, dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of seriously ill and terminally ill children and their families. Money raised will go to children who are seriously or terminally ill to provide treatment, help and support for both them and their families. Having worked with Promise Dreams on previous fundraising events, Wolverhampton Racecourse is delighted to be working with them again!

If you would like to cheer Freddie Furlongs Angel’s across the line, why not pop along with friends and family. With food and refreshments available, we are hoping for another great event! Click Here to find out more! 
Marie Adams, Michelle Sutton, Ormila Dedi and Freddie Furlong

Thursday, 3 May 2012

What's going on at the racecourse...

With May upon us and the Summer months nearly here (apparently) racing slows down at Wolverhampton so we can let the jumps courses get in on the action! Fear not, we do still have racing on, just not as much - 

May 2012
Friday 4th
Monday 14th
Monday 21st

June 2012
Thursday 7th
Monday 18th
Monday 25th

July 2012
Monday 2nd
Tuesday 10th
Monday 16th
Monday 30th

The lull in fixtures gives us a good chance to prepare for our fantastic events that take place during the Summer Months.

On Saturday 5th May & Saturday 30th June, Arabian Racing returns to the Racecourse. Racegoers will be able to see some of the best racehorses in training start their season's campaign. The feature race, The Emirates Equestrian Federation Stakes, offers a total prize fund of £3,000. Even better, the fixture on Saturday 5th May is totally FREE of charge for Adults and Children, what more can you ask for! http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/arabian-racing.html

The 19th and 20th May sees an Elite Show Jumping Festival return to us. After the success of the event in 2011, the festival is back and will be bigger than ever! This event will incorporate one of only four international trials in the UK this year, as well as Scope Qualifiers, Young Horse Championships and other elite category classes. Spectators for this fantastic weekend of show jumping are admitted totally FREE of charge into the racecourse. If you haven't experienced show jumping before, pop along for a great family day out! http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/equestrian-events.html

The day all little kids and big kids are waiting for, Family Fun Day, will be held on 20th August. With Rastamouse, Freddie Furlong and all sorts of fun and excitement for children including a large bouncy castle, soft play area with inflatable surround, unlimited candy floss stall, gladiator duel, circus workshop and a bungee run, what a great way to spend a sunny August afternoon. Adults also get to see the fantastic racing, so it's definitely a day to pop along with friends and family! http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/freddie-furlong-the-racecourse-mascot.html

Finally, we end the summer months offering the perfect opportunity for ladies to dress in their poshest frocks, and for gents to polish their shoes! Ladies Evening 2012 will be the biggest and best yet! Ladies Evening is one of racing's greatest traditions and dressing up is very much the theme of the event. We have prizes for the best dressed lady, Best Hat and new for 2012, Best Shoes. With live music on the evening and also great racing, this event will be a great way to end the Summer. Tickets book fast so make sure you organise your parties to come along today! http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/ladies-evening-2012.html

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Mayoral charities and fundraising events at the racecourse!

The Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Bert Turner hosted an action-packed charity evening at the races on Thursday 19 April, 2012.

The first race was at 6pm and all involved had great fun! On the evening, the Mayor managed to raise a whopping £859.15 for his chosen charities which are Compton Hospice, The Alzheimer's Society Wolverhampton Branch, and The Acute Medical Ward for Dementia, New Cross Hospital, well done all!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Happy Birthday Horizons!

2007 was a big year in the UK, the new Wembley stadium was completed costing £778 million pounds, Gordon Brown replaced Tony Blair as the prime minister of Great Britain, Timbaland ft Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake were number one with give it to me….. And more importantly, our very own brand new Horizons Restaurant opened its doors for the first time! 

Over the last five years, Horizons has wined and dined over 50,000 guests! The restaurant, opened by the then Mayor, Councillor John Davis on 21st April 2007 received a massive £500,000 investment. The building work, which was scheduled to take four months to complete, created an amazing tiered viewing restaurant that really has the WOW factor. With views across the racecourse, Horizons allows guests to relax in a modern, contemporary setting and enjoy an afternoon or evening  of racing.

With Head Chef Chris Gordon leading the way, creating mouth-watering menus for each fixture and with a cracking team of catering staff to back him up, the food in Horizons really does need to be savoured! Set high in the main Grandstand Horizons is not only one of the most stylish dining venues in the city but also within the racing industry. Open for every fixture this fabulous restaurant can accommodate up to 370 guests in superb comfort. 

Managing Director David Roberts said “Horizons is a stunning restaurant and we are thrilled with its success over the last 5 years. Catering for hundreds of diners at each of our race meeting throughout the year is a tough task, but the dedication of the staff in the restaurant really does make us one of the best dining experiences in Wolverhampton. We are proud to offer exceptional value for money here with Horizons dining packages from just £39.95pp. Here’s hoping for another successful 5 years!”.
















Left to Right - David Roberts, Managing Director. Horizons regulars Phil Boucher and Courtney Donaldson and Head Chef Chris Gordon.