Monday, 31 March 2014

Racecourse Debutants

Not one, not two, but THREE bands make their Wolverhampton Racecourse debut in April, all performing after all-weather evening meetings for hospitality guests and entertainment ticket holders to enjoy.

Envy - Saturday 5 April
Based in the North East, this superb boy band perform the greatest hits from legendary boy bands Take That and Westlife. Having been together for 14 years, the Wolverhampton date will be one of their last before going their separate ways! Check out their cover of Westlife's 'When You're Looking Like That'.

Heart Of Glass (Blondie Tribute) - Saturday 12 April
A Tribfest regular, Denise Danielle leads her five piece Blondie Tribute in a magnificent show, performing Blondie's classics from the past four decades, famous for chart toppers including "Maria", "Call Me", "One Way Or Another" and many more. Check out Denise and the band in action on YouTube.

Wham Bam Duran: 80's Night - Saturday 26 April
You requested those 80's power hits, and we've booked Wham Bam Duran to perform them for you! Classics from Duran Duran, Wham, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Wet Wet Wet and the Pet Shop Boys are all on the agenda, and of course, Rick Astley. If you've got 3 minutes and 33 seconds to spare, revel in the glory days of the 1980's (1987 to be exact) and watch this!

Packages start from £31.95 for a three course meal, racecourse admission, table for the evening and access to the fantastic post racing entertainment as listed above. Book your package online now ( or call us on 01902 390000.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Lincoln Trial Family Day

It was another fantastic Lincoln Trial Day on Saturday, with 1,400 visitors turning out in the wonderful spring sunshine to witness top notch racing and enjoy a day of family entertainment.

The first race of the day was the Class 1 Lady Wulfruna Stakes, and was won comfortably by Chookie Royale (pictured). Tom Eaves guided the Keith Dagleish trained 6 year old home in front, kicking on the turn of the home straight, in exactly the same fashion as when he won here a month ago. Chookie Royale has won by an impressive combined 10 and a half lengths over two top class races here.

The Lincoln Trial Handicap followed, a £50,000 Class 2, which didn't disappoint racecourse visitors and Channel 4 racing viewers alike. The 11/2 shot Whispering Warrior took the race under Jim Crowley by half a length, the next 6 finishers separated by just over 2 lengths. Chookie Royale will now go to Lingfield Park to contend for the All-Weather Championships mile division title, and Whispering Warrior has an entry in the Lincoln at Doncaster Racecourse later this month.

Not just an exciting afternoon of racing, the kids enjoyed their day at the races with some fantastic Ringside activities, as well as face painting and crafts provided by Dudley Zoo, and appearances from Dudley Zoo and racecourse mascots, Jambi and Freddie Furlong. Our next Family Fun Day is on Monday 11 August, and features popular children's TV characters Mike the Knight and his sister Evie.

Freddie is also rumoured to be in action for Sport Relief coming up next weekend  (Friday 21 - Sunday 23 March), watch this space for video clips of his fundraising events. £1 from all advance bookings for our evening meeting (and darts event on the same night) on Friday 21 March will go to Sport Relief, join the racecourse in helping a brilliant cause and book your tickets now: