Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Boxing Day Done and Dusted....

That's it for another year, Boxing Day 2011 has now been and gone, and what a great day it was! With over 3500 happy race goers enjoying the festivities, it really was a fantastic day had by all. Both Horizons and The Ringside Restaurant were jam packed with hungry diners enjoying the festive fare. Our Grandstand was also packed with happy punters and the Premier lounge was the busiest its been for a very long time. A big thank you to everyone who came and shared their Boxing Day with us, your happy smiling faces really did make the day worth while. The entertainment on the day, from the steel drummer in the morning to Donchez finishing off proceedings in The Ringside Restaurant, really was fantastic fun, and we are sure they will perform at the racecourse again!

To see photos from the day, click on the Boxing Day Photos 2011 tab at the top of the page.

If Boxing Day wasn't enough for you, don't forget that we do have a brilliant New Years Eve party, with tickets still available. If you are interested, call 01902 390000. If we don't see you at the racecourse, have a brilliant New Year, and we hope to see you next year.

Wolverhampton Racecourse.

PS. Our January ticket offer gives you the chance to visit the racecourse for FREE. Grandstand entry for all fixtures throughout January is totally FREE of charge. To get your tickets, just follow any of the four steps below:-

Telephone 01902 390000

Text RACE to 60070

Email info@wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk

Please note there is a maximum of 10 tickets per person per date.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Boxing Day Race Times

Our biggest day of the year is nearly here, Boxing Day Racing at Wolverhampton Racecourse! 

Our race times have been confirmed as - 
First race is off at 1.15pm –  with the last at 4.05pm, 6 races on the day.
Our gates are open at 11.15am, with the restaurants opening at 11.45am.

It should be a fantastic day for all of the family, with under 18's admitted free! If you are not coming to the races, we hope you have a great day too. Why not think of coming to the races in 2012?! 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Wolverhampton Racecourse x

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Boxing Day and New Years Eve

With just under a week to go till the big day, a quick reminder that we do have tickets available for Boxing Day in our Grandstand and Premier Enclosure. Tickets start from just £15.00, with under 18's getting free entry. We are expecting a great crowd for the festive fixture, and with live music after racing, it should be a fantastic day! 

Our New Years Eve party will be a brilliant evening for over 18's! Come to the racecourse for fine dining and dancing till the early hours. Tickets are £47.00 per person, with doors opening at 7.00pm.

Have a great Christmas from everyone at Wolverhampton Racecourse!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Its nearly Christmas!

It's nearly that busy time of year, where everyone goes shopping for bargains and even more people come to the racecourse! If you haven't been racing during the Christmas period before, 2011 is definitely the time for it. With a packed racing schedule, and also the massive Boxing Day meeting, you are sure to have a cracking time! The December schedule is - 

  • Thursday 1st:- Afternoon Racing
  • Friday 2nd:- Afternoon Racing
  • Saturday 3rd:- Christmas Party Night Evening
  • Friday 9th:- Afternoon Racing
  • Saturday 10th:- Christmas Party Night Evening
  • Monday 12th:- Afternoon Racing
  • Friday 16th:- Afternoon Racing
  • Monday 19th:- Afternoon Racing
  • Wednesday 21st:- Afternoon Racing
  • Monday 26th:- Boxing Day Afternoon Racing
  • Wednesday 28th:- Afternoon Racing
  • Friday 30th:- Afternoon Racing

We do still have some availability left in our Horizons restaurant during the mid-week meetings, give us a call on 01902 390000, so we can give you the latest availability. 

If your new to racing, the Party Pack is the perfect ticket for you. For just £15.00 per person for a minimum of 6 people, this fantastic offer includes:-
  • Grandstand Entrance
  • Racecard
  • 3 Drinks Vouchers (worth £2.50 each)
  • Discounted Ladbrokes Betting Voucher
  • Half Price Return Voucher
The Party Pack ticket is a great way to introduce the world of horse racing to new guests, or an even better way to spend the festive period with friends and relatives! Check out the web page for more information - http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/raceday/lucky-7-group-package.html

Have a great week if you are coming racing, be sure to bring a warm coat as its pretty nippy at the moment!

Wolverhampton Racecourse.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Come and join us here at the Holiday Inn Garden Court Wolverhampton for Bollywood Night.

There will be unique performances by the Indian Dance Partnership RAIR with Giddah Style Dances at 7.30pm and 8.30pm in the Hotel Bar.

Guests can also enjoy a specially designed Indian themed menu!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Wedding Events at the Racecourse

Its a busy few days for our wedding co-ordinators at the racecourse. On Tuesday 15th November between 7.00pm and 9.00pm, we will be opening our doors to all the loved up couples who are planning to get married! The racecourse is fully licensed for Civil ceremonies, and we think its a fantastic venue for your wedding celebration! This event is a great chance to pop along for an informal chat with our wedding co-ordinators. With a tasty selection of canap├ęs from our buffet and a free drink on arrival, there has never been a better time to come and look around.

Best of all entry is free, so we look forward to seeing you.

If you are interested in looking round our facilities, check out the details on our website http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/weddings-and-receptions/wedding-showcase-november-2011.html, or call 01902 390007.

On the 20th of November, we also have an amazing Asian Wedding fayre at the racecourse.The event, hosted by Exquisite Platinum Events, will run from 11.00am - 5.00pm. For more information call 07903 605934.

Have a good Friday!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Free Ticket offer!

Just a quick post - if you haven't liked us on Facebook, firstly why not? Secondly, we are currently running a ticket offer for our Facebook fans, all you have to do is like the page and follow the link. Its as easy as that! The Facebook link is here https://www.facebook.com/WolverhamptonRacecourse Like us and get your free ticket for Saturday 19th November 2011!

See you then!

Monday, 7 November 2011

How many days is it.....

Its getting closer to that time of year, yes we can wait either...Breaking Dawn part 1! There is also that small event called Christmas that is nearly with us. We are looking forward to a fantastic month of racing and entertainment.

With another 8 fixtures to go this month, we will certainly be busy again! 
The fixtures are -

Friday 11th:- Flat, All Weather - Afternoon
Saturday 12th:- Flat, All Weather - Evening racing with The 80's Experience (Ringside Restaurant)
Monday 14th:- Flat, All Weather - Afternoon
Friday 18th:- Flat, All Weather - Afternoon
Saturday 19th:- Flat, All Weather - Evening racing with Bootleg Abba playing live (Ringside Restaurant)
Friday 25th:- Flat, All Weather - Afternoon
Saturday 26th:- Flat, All Weather - Evening racing with music from Soul Vibe Train (Ringside Restaurant)
Monday 28th:- Flat, All Weather -afternoon

Keep any eye on our website for the latest race times, just follow this link http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/raceday/fixtures.html

Have a great month!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Great Month

What a great time we have been having this month! With fantastic live entertainment and also a great few weeks of racing, October has certainly been a busy one.

On Friday and Saturday we are racing! Gates open on Friday at 3.40pm with the first race at 5.40pm. On Saturday, gates open at 3.50pm with the first race off at 5.50pm. We are also holding a fantastic party night in the Ringside restaurant. Dust off your dancing shoes for an evening of dining and dancing!

We still have some availability for our Christmas party nights, keep checking the website, or call 01902 390000 for further information.

If you are coming to the racing this weekend, bring a nice warm coat as its pretty miserable at the moment.

Have a great weekend!

P.S - Dont forget that the clocks go back this weekend!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Compton Hospice to Celebrate 30 Years At The Racecourse

Wolverhampton Racecourse is delighted to announce their partnership with Compton Hospice is going from strength to strength. 

2012 sees Compton hospice celebrating 30 years of providing the best care to patients facing a life-limiting illness and their families, with an all 80’s experience evening at the racecourse! Having previously worked together for the Hospices 2011 Charity ball, the racecourse seemed the perfect choice to host another evening’s entertainment and fundraising.

Sally Woods, Community Fundraiser from Compton Hospice said “We are delighted to be working with the racecourse again. Our previous event that we held there was such a success, we felt there was no other venue in the area that could offer the type of service that the racecourse did”.

With its large 350 seat dining area, the racecourse offers a perfect venue for large party and dining experiences. 

David Roberts Managing Director at the racecourse said “We are delighted to be working with the Compton Hospice team again. We believe in supporting local charities and we thank them for letting us be a part of their special anniversary”.

The event, to be held on Saturday the 18th February, will celebrate 30 years of the hospices great free of service work, to a catchment area of 1.3 million people. Communities across the Black Country, including Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, South Staffordshire and East Shropshire have benefited from the work they have done. Tickets are on sale now and are priced at £26.95, with all profits going to the Hospice. 

To book your tickets, contact the hospice on 0845 2255497, or email - 


or follow this link -


Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Meetings Galore!

What a busy month we have ahead of us at Wolverhampton Racecourse. With a whopping 11 races (10 evening and 1 afternoon) and 4 live bands, we are extremely busy!

The meetings begin on Thursday the 6th, with races then on 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th and 31st! How do we fit them all in! 

Although it has been particularly hot just recently, the weather doesn't really affect our racing. As we have an all weather track, we can race come rain or shine. The only difference it makes is to our visitors, if its cold and wet you'll need to wrap up that bit warmer, if its sunny and warm, bring abit more money for refreshing drinks!

The live music we have booked this morning is nothing short of fantastic. We have...(drum roll please)...The Upbeat Party Band on Saturday the 8th October, Re-Take That on Saturday 15th October,  The Bon Jovi experience on Saturday 22nd and finally a live party night on 29th October!

Prices for the racing start from just £10 for Grandstand entry, £15 for a party pack (minimum numbers of 6), or you could dine with us! The Ringside suite is just £29.95 for a carvery meal including the live entertainment. The Horizons restaurant is £39.95 for a three course meal, or £44.95 for the 3 course meal and a ticket into the live entertainment.

Check out our future meetings here - 
or live entertainment here 

We hope you have a great week and month, we'll hopefully see you at the racecourse!

Wolverhampton Racecourse

Monday, 3 October 2011

Competition Winners Enjoy A Great Evening!

Friday was the day that our lucky competition winner enjoyed a great evening in the Horizons restaurant. Aimee Woodsford from Wednesfield in Wolverhampton, brought along 4 lucky friends to share her fantastic win.

Aimee said "I saw all of the messages on the Wolverhampton Racecourse facebook page, and thought why don't I enter? I haven't been to the races before and I thought it would be a great chance for me and my friends to have a good old chat!".

The Horizons restaurant, with its panoramic views of the racecourse, seemed the perfect setting for our competition winners to celebrate! As part of the prize, Aimee and her friends also had the opportunity to present a prize to one of the winning horse owners for the evening.

We must say a big thank you for all the people who entered. It was great to see so many emails giving really good reasons for why you should be our winners. We try to run as many competitions and give-aways throughout the year, so please keep checking our Facebook page for the latest details.

If the Horizons restaurants views over the racecourse make you want to book now, don't hesitate to call us for booking information. The number is 01902 390029, or click on the link to book online http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/raceday/fixtures.html

The price from February - November 2011 is £39.95 per person which includes racecourse admission, a race card and a three course lunch or dinner with tea/coffee. For an additional £5 per person, guests can enjoy the live after racing entertainment on our Saturday evening fixtures.

Julia Scott, Clare Clift, Aimee Woodsfird, Annette Kirwan and Zoe Fellows.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Macmillan Cancer Support Morning

After receiving an invite from our local MP, Paul Uppal, we travelled to Wolverhampton Cricket Club to support the Macmillan Cancer Charity coffee morning! On this glorious day, this was the view from our window.

It was great to chat with Paul, and share his enthusiasm for fundraising! The tea and cakes went down a treat! Lets hope we managed to raise some money for such a worthy cause!

Our very own Ormila (middle row left) with all the fund-raisers and MP Paul Uppal (bottom row centre)

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Poll results are in....

In our most recent poll, we asked -

What entertainment would you like to see at Wolverhampton Racecourse...

Although we didn't get any votes on the blog, we had several emails come into the office saying that you would like a greater range and variety of live entertainment! If there are any bands that you think would be great at the racecourse, let us know! We are always looking at new and exciting bands throughout the UK.

This week we have a full racing schedule, racing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Live entertainment on Saturday will be The Subterraneans, we still have tickets remaining for this great live band. Why not book now!
http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/entertainment/saturday-2nd-october.html or call 01902 390029.

Have a great week and enjoy the sunshine while it is still here!

Wolverhampton Racecourse

Monday, 26 September 2011

Great Week Ahead

The sun is shining over the racecourse today, is this the start of a late summer? We have a great racing shedule this week, racing Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

On Thurday the gates open at 12.30 with the first race at 2.30pm*
Fridays gates open at 3.45pm, with first race at 5.45pm*
Finally, Saturdays race gates open at 4.20pm with the first race starting at 6.20pm*. As always on Saturday, we have a fantastic live band. The Subterraneans will be playing in our Ringside restaurant after the racing has finished. Click below for more information.

(*all racing times are subject to change,check the website for the latest information)

Click here for more information
We hope you have a great week!
Wolverhampton Racecourse

PS. If you haven't Liked our Facebook page yet, head on over there now. We have fantastic monthly offers and up to the minute news. 


Monday, 19 September 2011

Competition winner beams with success

With the refurbished conferencing facilities at the racecourse only 3 months old, we thought it would be a great time to reward the winner of the Name Your Way to The Races Competition! Iain Dutton from Stourbridge was the lucky winner of a complimentary suite for himself and 9 friends for Saturdays race. Iain, who wrote in with the winning name “Sunbeam Suite” was absolutely delighted to have won.

The competition, held in June, asked for suggestions to rename the suites at the racecourse to coincide with the refurbishment.

David Roberts Managing Director said “We had a fantastic response to the competition, and it was a tough decision to find the winner. We felt that Sunbeam encompassed everything about Wolverhampton Racecourse, and we look forward to this name being with us for  many years to come”.

David Roberts with Iain Dutton

Race presentation

Friday, 16 September 2011

Opinion poll closed...

The opinion poll we posted on our blog page has now closed! The results are in...

We asked - What is your favourite activity at Wolverhampton Racecourse

Watching the racing - 40%
Having a flutter - 20%
Seeing Live bands - 40%
Dining in our restaurant - 0%

Its a split poll! As the racecourse has a variety of events throughout the year, we are not surprised that watching the racing and seeing live bands tied for first place. Its great that we are able to offer a varying range of entertainment and racing to fulfil most peoples needs. 
We do get alot of people asking whether or not they have to bet when watching the racing - this is a definite no! If you don't fancy a bet, you certainly do not have to. If you are watching the races from the Grandstand, the betting is at the front, and is not intrusive at all. If you dine in any of restaurants, you are given the option of betting via the tote staff coming to your table, but dont feel pressured into doing so.

The thing that surprised us the most is seeing that dining in our restaurant gained a resounding nul points! We pride ourself on the dining experience we are able to offer in the Horizons restaurant and also the Ringside Carvery restaurant. To this end, we are currently running a special competition to win meal for yourself and 5 friends in our Horizons restaurant.

For your chance to win this fantastic prize, all you have to do is answer this simple question…

Over what distance will the Wolverhampton Racecourse Handicap stakes be run over on September the 30th at 19.45…

7f 32yards
154 furlongs
20,000 leagues
1 mile 11

For your chance to win, simply answer the question and send your details with an explanation of why you should be our online star of 2011 to competitions@wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk

Best of luck!
Wolverhampton Racecourse Team

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Its Competition Time!

Wolverhampton Racecourse is looking for its Online star of 2011, and we want you to enter! The fantastic prize is a dining experience for a party of 6 in our Horizons restaurant on either the 23rd or the 30th September.

The Horizons restaurant is a panoramic restaurant, with fantastic views of the racecourse! The most sought after restaurant, bookings tend to be made weeks in advance, with the restaurant fully booked most weekends.

For your chance to win this fantastic prize, all you have to do is answer this simple question…

Over what distance will the Wolverhampton Racecourse Handicap stakes be run over on September the 30th at 19.45…

  • 7f 32yards
  • 154 furlongs
  • 20,000 leagues
  • 1 mile 11

For your chance to win, simply answer the question and send your details with an explanation of why you should be our online star of 2011 to competitions@wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk

Terms and conditions.

  • Entrants must be over 18 and be available on the 23rd and 30th September.
  • You must be available on both evenings
  • Details of the 6 people in your party will also be needed for table decoration purposes.
  • Beverages not included
  • We must make you aware that all images, and quotes from you and your guests will be used on the website and social media accounts of Wolverhampton Racecourse for a period of time that it deems suitable. If you would are not comfortable for your images to be used for promotional purposes, please do not enter the competition.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Show Jumping success for Wolverhampton Racecourse

Wolverhampton Racecourse finished off a great years show jumping with a BSJA competition, held on Sunday. 

The racecourse, which has held 5 BSJA events over the course of the summer, has received fantastic feedback from competitors and spectators alike over the course of the events.

The day’s events began at 9.00am with the Blue Chip Intro/Amateur Category. Notable winners on the day were Suzanne Gill who took both 1st and 2nd place, Lucy Stubbs who took the Blue Chip 70cm points series championships, and Rachel North on Venella. The 90cm and the 1.00m were both won by Sally Taylor on Keirs Rumour, she also won the Blue Chip section of both classes.

Wolverhampton Racecourse is a purpose built equestrian facility with over 120 permanent stables, onsite Holiday Inn hotel and polytrack gallops. They also have a hard standing lorry park for over 500 lorries as well as onsite catering.

David Roberts Managing Director said “We have had a great response to the equestrian events over 2011, and we look forward to building on our successes into 2012. I think it shows just how versatile Wolverhampton Racecourse is to handle this type of event”.

Lucy Stubbs being presented with her prize by Sally Lock.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Happy Friday

Just a quick post to wish you all a great weekend! We do have a racing fixture on today, if you are interested the gates open at 3.10pm, with the first race a running at 5.10pm.

In other news, enter our blog poll to give us valuable information on what you do at our racecourse.

And finally, don't forget to like our facebook page, its the place to be for all the latest news and competition offers!

The racecourse team.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Wolverhampton Racecourse Glams it up for Ladies Evening

Wolverhampton Racecourse celebrated their annual Ladies evening on Saturday night in fantastic style.

The event, part of the racecourses yearly fixtures, managed to entice almost 3000 people to enjoy a great evening of racing, dining and live entertainment. Even the onset of a brief shower couldn’t stop the revellers from enjoying the live music performed on a purpose built stage.

On the evening, prizes were awarded to the Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Couple, and for the Best Hat. To help entice so many people to make that extra special effort for the evening, the top prize for Best Dressed Lady was a full hair make over with celebrity hair stylist Royston Blythe, who was also present on the evening to judge the contest.

The names of all the winners from the evening have been posted on the racecourses Facebook page, along with fantastic photos from the night.

Managing Director David Roberts said “A great evening was had by all. Our early concerns about the weather were unfounded as it didn’t deter any of our guests from having a great time. We are in a great position to be able to offer a full range of entertainment at the racecourse, and we believe we have packages to suit all tastes and budgets”.

The event was a great end to the summer’s events at the racecourse, which also included a Family Fun Day in August. With the course itself being all weather and flood-lit, racing doesn't stop there. David went on to say “We are now gearing ourselves up for a packed Autumn and Winter racing and entertainment schedule, which will lead us into our festivities for the Christmas period. With a mixture of midweek fixtures and Saturday evenings with live bands to come, the racecourse will be as busy as ever!”

Roshni Pink (Miss Black Country), James Carpenter from Beacon Radio, Lystra Adams and Royston Blyth.

Winner of Best Dressed Couple

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Just 10 days and counting.....

With just 10 days to go until our Ladies Evening on Saturday 3rd September bookings for tickets are flooding in. Ladies Evening Wolverhampton has become an event not to be missed in recent years and this year is no exception.

The restaurants and hospitality packages are all sold out but tickets are still available for the public enclosures and start at just £10pp with accompanied under 18's admitted FREE of charge. £10 for evening racing plus fantastic live entertainment - that is great value!

Ladies Evening is without a doubt our most popular fixture of the year . Dressing up is very much the theme of the event and we have some amazing prizes for the winners of the Best Dressed Lady, Best Hat and Best Dressed Couple competitions.

The competitions will be held during racing and we have a fantastic line up of judges this year. Checking out the fashion on the evening we have model and winner of the Style award at Aintrees ladies day Lystra Adams, celebrity hairdresser Royston Blythe, Miss Black Country 2011 and Miss England finalist Roshni Pink and Beacon Radio's drive time host James Carpenter. James will also be hosting the competitions on stage in the Grandstand Enclosure and said "I am delighted to be part of the judging panel for Ladies Evening 2011, I expect we will have some very difficult decisions as the standard or fashion and style is always so high at these events. I am looking forward to the racing too - I may even have a little flutter!"

Details on the fantastic prizes up for grabs will be announced on our facebook page over the next few days - click here to like us. We will be encouraging people to upload their photos to our facebook page on the evening and will be giving away FREE tickets for future racedays to those who do.

The entertainment will continue after racing with live music from Battle Of The Divas so racegoers can dance away the rest of the night. Click here to see a video of the band.

All ladies who PRE BOOK their tickets will receive a complimentary drink upon arrival at the racecourse on the evening.
Nathan Corden, Head of Commercial Development at Wolverhampton Racecourse Racecourse said "we are thrilled to have sold out all of our restaurants and hospitality suites but we still have room in our public enclosures! Pre-booking tickets is advisable as it is such a busy event for us and of course ladies who pre-book tickets receive a complimentary drink. I am so pleased that we have an outdoor band for 2011 so the live entertainment is available to all racegoers and with tickets from just £10 we are offering fantastic value for money".
Call 01902 390000 or click here to book your tickets today!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Scooby Doo proves a winner at Wolverhampton Racecourse

Yesterday's Family Fun Day at Wolverhampton Racecourse proved a real winner as a crowd of over 2,300 people enjoyed a fun packed afternoon at the races.

The fun started at Midday when the gates opened, Scooby Doo was there to meet the crowds and proved very popular all afternoon.

The picnic area was packed with FREE activities for the kids, the unlimited candy floss stall was a particular favourite. Other FREE activities included a bouncy castle, gladiator duel, penalty shoot out, bungee run, bouncy boxing and more!

Between races the High School Musical Tribute Act performed, posed for pictures and taught some routines.

Dudley Zoo were also here with their creature features which included a bearded dragon, a snake, a rat and some cockroaches. They also provided a FREE face painting service all afternoon.

More pictures from the day are on our facebook fan page - click here to like us

Our next feature day is Ladies Evening on Saturday 3rd September, we hope to see you there!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

MP Paul Uppal looks forward to Family Fun Day at Wolverhampton Racecourse

Family Fun Day at Wolverhampton Racecourse is packed with FREE entertainment for the kids, the fun starts at 12 noon when the turnstiles open and the kids will be greeted by TV favourite Scooby Doo who will be appearing at various intervals during the afternoon. Other activities planned for the day include FREE access to a Mega Slide, Penalty Shoot Out, Bungee Run and a Soft Play Area.

If that wasn’t enough The High School Musical Tribute Act will be performing between races and will also be teaching some routines!

Mr Uppal said “myself and the children are all looking forward to Family Fun Day; it is fantastic that all activities are FREE for children. I am very much looking forward to a fun packed family afternoon and hope to have the opportunity to meet some of my constituents on the day.”

Wolverhampton Racecourse is situated at the heart of the St. Peters ward of the city, David Roberts, Managing Director said “we look forward to seeing Paul and his family on the 8th August, our Family Fun Day is a great value afternoon out and is always popular with families from all over Wolverhampton.”

Adult tickets are available from £10pp with accompanied under 18’s admitted FREE of charge.
For more information on the Family Fun Day please call 01902 390000 or visit our website www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Wolverhampton Racecourse and Holiday Inn Staff take part in the Race Around the World Challenge

Today, 27th of July 2011 marks one year to go before the Olympic Games.  To commemorate this IHG decided to donate $150,000 to support The Shelter in the Storm Fund; with an activity called Race Around the World.  Members of Holiday Inns & IHG Partners today completed a task or a challenge of their choice for which IHG will donate $1 for every kilometer achieved.

Staff at our onsite Holiday Inn Hotel were joined by colleagues from the racecourse this evening to complete 5 laps of the track. Hotel and Operations Manager Claudette Ebanks was the driving force behind the Wolverhampton team, she said "this is a great project where every step counts and it was fantastic that so many of the staff gave up their time to take part in the challenge."
IHG is aiming to complete 150,000 kilometers globally, with IHG donating $1 for every kilometer achieved, up to a total of $150,000, to support IHG’s new Shelter in a Storm programme— a strategic partnership with the charity CARE — to develop programmes that help IHG best use their hotels and expertise to respond in disasters, providing shelter to those in need. This allows IHG to work with teams on the ground when natural and man made disasters strike, providing emergency shelter, food and clean water etc, to the local communities around affected hotels.
CARE operates in 87 countries, working on 905 community based projects, for the benefit of 82 million people — providing emergency aid during times of disaster and helping get communities back on their feet.
Pictured are the team from the Holiday Inn Hotel and Wolverhampton Racecourse ready to start the Race Around the World Challenge.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Odds on favourite for leading Hospitality Facilities!!

The sun was shining the glasses were clinking to celebrate the opening of the, newly refurbished first floor Hospitality and Conference facilities at Wolverhampton Racecourse.

A whole host of local business people and media attended the event on Monday 11th July, to see for themselves the fabulous facilities, which have seen a radical transformation of the meeting rooms, hospitality suites, and the two recently re-named Sunbeam & Cleveland Banqueting suites.

Guests at the event included Black Country Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Margaret Corneby, a selection of existing clients along with representatives from BRMB, Live 24/7 & Express & Star. They all enjoyed a tour of the new suites, a fabulous Chef’s Table buffet and seven thrilling evening races.

David Roberts, Managing Director of Wolverhampton Racecourse who hosted the event said “The racecourse and its facilities have never looked better and it’s great to see so many of our clients and partners here, supporting and giving us the opportunity to showcase our new facilities”.

The newly refurbished facilities are perfect for meetings, seminars, exhibitions, weddings, parties and of course private hospitality for racing.

The next big event at the course is Family Fun Day on the 8th August. All accompanied children are admitted free of charge to the Grandstand and a variety of FREE activities will be on offer. The fun starts from 12, so come along for a fun packed day with special appearances from Scooby Doo and the High School Musical tribute band. www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk

Invited guests enjoyed 7 thrilling evening races as part of the re-opening event.
Pictured above, Dan Hodgetts and Paul King from Pertemps People Development Group with Nathan Corden from Wolverhampton Racecourse (centre).

Monday, 11 July 2011

Wolverhampton's designers celebrated

It was hats off to shops in Wolverhampton as they showed off their best outfits for a fashion shoot at the city’s racecourse.
Big hats, glamorous outfits and dazzling accessories were the order of the day as Wolverhampton Magazine staged the shoot ahead of the racecourse’s Ladies Evening on September 3.
The magazine will feature the full set of pictures in its August edition along with an interview with the stylist, 23-year-old Vanessa Vernon from Wolverhampton, who has designs on being the country’s next Gok Wan.
Vanessa says: “Because it is so fast paced you have to have a passion for fashion. It is about learning to express yourself through what you wear.
Shops that took part in the event were Grace & Glory, Eligere and The Loft in Tettenhall and Vanessa Clarke, Diffusion and Shalom in Wolverhampton city centre.
Ruby Camp, from Teddy’s Hair Design, worked her magic on the models, capturing the essence of an evening at the races.
Vanessa, who lives in Penn, said she was delighted to find so many high-end fashion stores in the city.
“Often when people go shopping in Wolverhampton they stick to Dudley Street and the Wulfrun and Mander shopping centres,” said the young stylist, who lives in Coalway Road.
“However, if you go off the beaten track there are shops stocking designer named brands at reasonable prices.”
Models taking part in the event included Min Harike, 29, from Finchfield, who was British Asian Model of the Year 2002, and 23-year-old Natasha Price from Coven.
Min said: “It was a fantastic day and wonderful to see some of the great items that are out there this summer.
“By the end of day most of us working on the project had made a shopping list of some of their favourite items – it just shows what you can find when you start hunting around.”
Read more: http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2011/07/09/wolverhamptons-designers-celebrated/#ixzz1RnSxFDcz

Friday, 24 June 2011

Wolverhampton Racecourse is making a splash with Miss Black Country at Charity Car Wash

Roshni Pink aka Miss Black Country will be joining up with 5 of this year’s Miss Black Country finalists this weekend, 25th June between 10.00am – 2.00pm for a Charity Car Wash in aid of Beauty with a purpose at Wolverhampton Racecourse.

Roshni has a number of charity events she is undertaking this year since been crowned “I still cannot believe I have won Miss Black Country, but I am loving the opportunity I have been given, It is great to be back at the Racecourse with the other finalists raising money for a good cause”

It will be £3.00 for each car washed and all money raised will go to Miss World Charity “Beauty with a Purpose which raises money for disadvantaged children across the world.

                           Pictured – Roshni Pink, Chelsey Wilkes, Shelly-Ann Willetts & Sian Thomas 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!!!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Wolverhampton Racecourse staff putting their best foot forward for the Walk of the Black Country

The Walk of the Black Country will be taking place this Sunday, 19th June at 10.00am. It’s a 10-mile walk in aid of Promise Dreams starting at Himley Park, and finishing at Wolverhampton Racecourse.

We are pleased to announce that one of our dedicated members of staff Ormila Dedi will be representing the racecourse by taking part, with her family, on this years walk. Ormila, who works in our Sales and Marketing department, has been taking her training very seriously. “Lindsey Jephcott, Commercial Manager said “Ormila has been training hard each and every lunchtime by walking a couple of laps of the race track, it’s great to see her dedication towards such a worthwhile cause”
You will be sure to locate her as she will walking with 5 members of her family including her 12 year old daughter Priya, decked out in our Wolverhampton Racecourse corporate green walking gear. Having already raised over £200.00 of sponsorship money, Ormila feels very passionate about Promise Dreams and the work and support they provide within the Black Country, and having had previously worked with them on their 10th anniversary event in February, it a charity close to her heart.

At the finish line, everyone that takes part will be presented with a medal and some freebies to celebrate their achievement! Everyone is welcome to stay here and relax after the walk, as the Beacon presenters will be welcoming walkers back, plus there will be plenty of merriment available from drinks to a BBQ and plenty of music to keep everyone entertained all afternoon, so bring the rest of the family down.
For more information and to see pictures of Ormila taking part please visit our blog and facebook page at  www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/