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! 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

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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

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

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