Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Perfect Going for the 1st BSJA Show Jumping Event

On the 21st of May 2011 Wolverhampton Racecourse held their first BSJA Show Jumping fixture with over £9,900 prize fund. There was over 165 horse’s on site and over 220 entries.

The riders that jumped at the event were all pleased with the ground, Tim Stockdale said “Full Marks to the organisers, the ground was first class, I would not have bought my top horses if it was anything less”. This event was just the first in a series of BSJA competitions at Wolverhampton Racecourse, for further information visit www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk

David Roberts The Managing Director of Wolverhampton Racecourse LTD has said “It’s been a long held ambition for Wolverhampton Racecourse to host other equine events and we are delighted with the success of our first British Show Jumping competition. In particular the quantity and quality of the entries we received, and also the enthusiasm in which the event was received. We are looking forward to continuing this summer with the events planned and in the future to expand our facilities further”

 John Whitaker winner of the 1.40m open
 Joe Whitaker winner of the Spiller 1.20m open
 Louise Whitaker winner of the Claydon Horse exerciser accumulator
 Robert Whitaker clearing the joken in the Claydon Horse exerciser accumulator
The Arena at Wolverhampton Racecourse

It was also commented that we had "the springy turf offered near-perfect going".

The next show will be on the 5th of June at Wolverhampton Racecourse. For further information please visit www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk

Thursday, 19 May 2011

BSJA Show jumping Event comes to Wolverhampton

BSJA Events Jumps into Wolverhampton Racecourse

Wolverhampton Racecourse eagerly await the start of their 2011 Elite BSJA Show Jumping Competition. The 21st May will see the Racecourse hosting their first BSJA Competition with over £9,600 prize money and with appearances from top riders including John Whitaker, Nick Skelton, Robert Whitaker and Geoff Billington it is shaping up to be an event not to be missed!

Show jumping starts 9.00am, with the Foxhunter/The Spillers 1.20 open, 1.30m, The Claydon Horse Exercisers Accumulator with Joker and the Cushionbed 1.40 open.  A provisional timetable will be available at http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/equestrian-events.html.

Spectators are admitted free to this event with exclusive offers available for BSJA members upon presentation of a membership card.  A wide variety of catering offerings will be available from 7.30am, to include a BBQ (weather permitting!) and a bar so leave your lunch boxes at home!

The Show Jumping will take place on our flat grass arena in the centre of the Racecourse. “Our preparations are well underway and we are currently watering to prepare the best possible ground for our Show Jumping competitions” said Tim Davies, Estate Manager at Wolverhampton and Worcester Racecourses.

The event is sponsored by Claydon Horse Exercisers, Spillers Horse Feeds and Wolverhampton Racecourse.  Spillers will be in attendance on 21st May giving nutritional advice and free bags of feed.  The Tack Locker trade stand will also have offers available to BSJA members.

Wolverhampton Racecourse will also be holding a further 4 BSJA Competitions in 2011, with both Junior and Senior sections, incorporating the Blue Chip Intro Points Series.  This is an exciting new series with Wolverhampton Racecourse and Blue Chip Feeds concluding with a championship show on September 11th 2011.

Maxavita are also running a 1.10m points series with Wolverhampton Racecourse with the championship show on September 11th 2011, with lots of Maxavita Prizes available.

For further information, schedules and dates for the remaining 4 shows please visit from http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/equestrian-events.html

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Refurbishment work well under way!

Wolverhampton Racecourse is looking ahead to the rest of the year, with a major revamp of its conferencing and banqueting facilities. The racecourse, Britain's first floodlit and busiest with 100 fixtures in 2011, is having a major refurbishment. The work started in April with completion expected early June. The official re-opening of the newly refurbished facilities will take place on the 11th July when invited guests will enjoy a tour of the new facilities and hopefully another exciting evening race.
The refurbishment includes the Wulfrun and Dunstall Suites and all 8 hospitality suites. All new décor, fixtures/fittings, bars and furniture will added during the re-fit. The new facilities will ensure we can continue to offer great hospitality and events, as well as ensuring we remain one of the Wolverhampton leading event venues in the West Midlands. 

Nathan Corden, Head of Commercial Development "We recognise the importance of continued investment in our facilities and the refurbishment will ensure we can offer our client top class conferencing and events facilities as well as being a superb racing hospitality venue. Our wedding clients will also benefit from the new décor/furnishings". 

Nathan Corden monitors the progress of the major refurbishment at Wolverhampton Racecourse

The racecourse will not be resting on its laurels. With the refurbishment well under way, and a jam packed schedule for the next few months, its never been a better time to visit the Races!

For more informaiton, go to http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/.

Have a great week!