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

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!

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!

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!

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!