Friday, 31 August 2012

Racecourse & Ladies Day FAQ's

What can we wear on the evening?
Ladies Evening is a great chance to wear your best suit or dress! We have prizes on the evening for Best Dressed Lady, Best Hat and new for 2012, Best Shoes. Diners in our Horizons and Ringside restaurants tend to dress up for the occasion. If you have Premier or Grandstand tickets, no ripped jeans or football shirts!

What time do gates open?
Gates open on the day at 4.00pm with the first race at 6.00pm. Traffic will be busy around Wolverhampton so make sure you get here nice and early for a pre-race drink and to study the racecard if you fancy a cheeky bet!

Do you have to bet?
Certainly not, only bet if you really want to. Horse racing is much more than gambling, just come along on the evening to soak up the atmosphere and have a great night with friends and family. If you would like to bet but don’t know how, just speak to one of the bookies, Ladbrokes or Tote staff.

What is this free drink for ladies who pre-book?
Every lady who pre-books before Ladies Evening will receive a free voucher to get a drink. The drink is a closely guarded secret, but we promise it to be fruity and delicious, and will be a great way to start off the evening!

We have a group of 10 coming to the racecourse, what deals do you have on?
A great value package to come racing is the Punters Package. The package is £15.00 per person for groups of 6 or more and offers a Grandstand Enclosure ticket, racecard, 3 drinks vouchers and a discounted ladbrokes betting voucher. We also have the Punters Package+ which includes all of the above and a £5.00 food voucher, all for £20.00. These tickets cannot be purchased on the day so pre-booking is essential!!!

Is Ladies Evening just for women?
Not at all, everyone is welcome! Ladies get the chance to dress up and have a dance to the live music after racing finishes, and gents get to watch the racing and hold the handbags!

What entertainment is on after racing finishes?
We have a live outdoor performance from fantastic band Battle of the Divas - they will be on stage straight after the last race. The performance will take place in the Grandstand Enclosure and is open to ALL racegoers. Horizons and Ringside Restaurant diners have access to a disco in the Ringside after the live band. Hospitality and Premier with Entertainment ticket holders will have access to a disco within the Premier enclosure after the live band.

What food is available on the day?
We have a great selection of eateries available on the day. The Weigh Inn bar is a lively bar with a great atmosphere situated between the Parade Ring and track. The bar menu offers a range of delicious food from Lasagne to Burger and Chips! The Paddock Grill is situated within the concourse on the ground floor, also offering a great range of foods. Situated in the Grandstand enclosure we also have a sausage roll and pasty stand, pork baps and baguettes and much more, so there is certainly no need to go hungry on the night!

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Ladies Evening 2012

A great night out for groups of friends, couples, and families alike. With temperatures set to soar, visit us on Ladies Evening 2012 for the hottest ticket in Wolverhampton this September.
Grandstand Admission - £10 per adult
Premier Admission - £20 per adult
Punters Package - £15 per adult (for groups of 6 or more)

Includes Grandstand admission, racecard, 3 drinks vouchers, discounted Ladbrokes betting voucher and half price return. Must be pre-booked.
Punters Package+ - £20 per adult (for groups of 6 or more)

Includes all of the above as well as a £5 food voucher.
Must be pre-booked.
Accompanied under 18's admitted FREE
First Race 6.00 p.m. Gates open 4.00 p.m.
Prizes for Best Dressed Lady, Best Hat and new for 2012,

Best Shoes
Live outdoor entertainment after racing from superb band

Battle of the Divas - open to all race goers
Complimentary drink for all ladies who pre-book tickets
Please note: first race times are subject to change.

Click here to book online or call 01902 390000

Ladies Evening at Wolverhampton Racecourse

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Family Fun Day 2012

After months of planning, plenty of strops from Freddie Furlong, and frantic calls to Michael Fish about the weather, Family Fun Day 2012 went off without a hitch. 

We had a slight down pour in the morning and staff were busy working hard to make sure the racecourse was ready come rain or shine! The picnic area was in tip top shape for happy racegoers.

We must say a big thank you to all the stalls who turned up on the day, who helped make the event so special. So thanks to WOW Stuff for bringing along their Attacknid, Promise Dreams who raised a massive £539.32 on the day, Dudley Zoo who bought along a very artistic face painter and also a snake, cockroaches, guinea pigs and a ferret called Smoky, Core Children’s Services working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, The Merry Hill Centre and Virgin Active!

We have had so much good feedback so far from happy parents and kids, which makes the day even more worthwhile!

If you did enjoy the day, and want to come again, we have a packed racing schedule from September to December. Ladies Day on September 8th and Boxing Day racing are two of our biggest fixtures of the year!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Racing, Fashion, Live Music

As you have probably seen, Family Fun Day is only a few days away, with Rastamouse, Freddie Furlong and Loads of FREE entertainment for the kids. It's a great day out for all the family, so why not pop along? Tickets start at just £10.00 pp, with under 18's getting in for FREE!

If that isn't enough, in just over 3 weeks, all the glitz and glamour of the races comes to the racecourse for Ladies Day 2012! 

Now in its 7th year, Ladies Day is one of our most popular fixtures of the year and is certainly the go to event in Wolverhampton. With over 3000 people attending the event in 2011, we are expecting a massive crowd this year! On the day itself, Ladies are encouraged to dress up and compete for the array of prizes on offer; 'Best Dressed Lady', 'Best Hat' and 'Best Shoes'.

The day will be packed with exciting entertainment and will feature live music from Battle of the Divas.
The Battle of the Divas feature 4 fantastic female vocalists backed by a talented live band. The Divas sing both separately and in various combinations, ending with the group creating a superb medley of some of pop's most memorable moments which will leave everyone shouting for more!

First time at the races? Grandstand and Premier Tickets are for you. Soak up the Ladies Day atmosphere in close proximity to the parade ring and racecourse, giving you access to all of the action. 

Our Ringside Restaurant is now sold out, with limited availability in Horizons. We do still have Grandstand, Premier and Punters Package tickets available, so don't delay, book now! All Ladies who pre-book also receive a FREE drink! For more info, just visit the website - 

Monday, 13 August 2012

Family Fun Day in just 1 week!

The summer holidays are always a great time for the kids, no school, playing outside all day with not a care in the world. But what about the adults? Coming up with 6 weeks’ worth of ideas to keep the little people happy is never an easy thing to do! So why not pop along to Wolverhampton Racecourse on Monday August 20th for our Family Fun Day. We have a fun filled day planned with all sorts of exciting activities including face painting, a large bouncy castle, soft play area with inflatables, unlimited candy floss stall (for big and little kids!), a circus workshop and a bungee run! Our very own racecourse mascot Freddie Furlong will be around all day, so make sure you give him a high five!

We also have a very special guest on the day. Rastamouse, the skateboarding, ska-jammin', super cool-mouse, will be making personal appearances throughout the day, so don't forget to bring your camera!

Best of all (take note Mums and Dads) Kids Entry is totally FREE of charge. Adult tickets start from just £10.00 per person, and with 7 races on the day; this is a great value day out for the whole family! So visit Wolverhampton Racecourse for horse racing for the adults, and activities for the kids! The first race begins at 2.00pm, with gates opening at 12.00pm*.

* First race times are subject to change.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Two Weeks Until Family Fun Day

It is just two weeks until Family Fun Day 2012, and what a day we have lined up for you! Not only do we have Free entertainment for the kids including a large bouncy castle, soft play area with inflatable surround, unlimited candy floss stall, gladiator duel, circus workshop and a bungee run, we also have Freddie Furlong! 

With 7 races on the day, we have plenty to keep the big kids and little kids happy!

If that isn't enough, drum roll please......we also Rastamouse, the skateboarding, ska-jammin', super cool-mouse, who will be making personal appearances throughout the day.
All we need now is guaranteed sunshine (we are working on this), and lots of happy families - that's where you come in! Under 18's are admitted FREE of charge on the day itself, with adult tickets from just £10.00 per person! 

So add this date to your diary, 20th August 2012, Gates Open at 12.15pm with the first Race at 2.15pm. We hope to see you then!