Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Brighton Racecourse to stage extra fixture on 30th May

Following the transfer of the first three Brighton fixtures this season within the ARC group, a further change has been announced today by the British Horse Racing Authority.  The Wolverhampton fixture on 30th May has now been transferred to Brighton where it will be the Sussex track’s second meeting of 2013.

The previously agreed fixture transfers with the British Horseracing Authority :

25th April Brighton to Lingfield
2nd May Brighton to Chepstow
7th May Brighton to Yarmouth

Today’s agreed fixture transfer:-

30th May Wolverhampton to Brighton.

Black Country Chamber of Commerce 5-a-side Football Competition

On Tuesday 23rd of April, many excellent 5-a-side football teams took to the pitches at Power League, Halesowen… and The Holiday Inn Hotel & Wolverhampton Racecourse also took part.

Many representatives of the hotel and racecourse alike were more than happy to spend their Tuesday evening participating in the charity event, which was extremely well attended, with sides being entered from many areas of the West Midlands.

At 7.10pm The Holiday Inn Harriers and The Racecourse Rovers played their first games in their respective groups. The Holiday Inn Harriers got off to a good start with a 1-1 draw. However, The Racecourse Rovers came up against a very well organised side and went down 5-0 in the opening game.

With Freddie Furlong being the only mascot at the event, the teams felt boosted by the extra support, and Freddie Furlong was like the 6th man for both teams, despite being of the equine variety.

Both teams were required to face off against 4 teams within the group stage. However, the strong opposition within both groups got the better of The Holiday Inn Harriers and The Racecourse Rovers and the teams didn’t progress from the group stage. However, The Racecourse Rovers did end on a high note as they won their final group game, with a 4-2 victory.

The two teams were extremely grateful for the support of colleagues and friends and of course mascot Freddie Furlong. Lindsey Jephcott, Commercial Manager at Wolverhampton Racecourse said “as patrons of the Black Country Chamber we were delighted to be able to enter two teams in the charity tournament, it was a great evening and all the staff involved thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Monday, 22 April 2013

Wolverhampton Racecourse launches a 'Home and Away' initiative for Annual Members

Wolverhampton Racecourse launches a ‘Home and Away' initiative with FREE Racing available to Annual Members.

Get yourself signed up now to an Annual Membership at Wolverhampton Racecourse to gain a whole host of benefits!

Wolverhampton Racecourse is part of the Arena Racing Company (ARC) and as the largest racecourse operator in the UK, with 15 racecourses spread across the UK, hosting nearly 40% of the fixture list, keen racegoers will never be far away from an opportunity to go racing for free.

An Annual Members benefits package has been created that is rivalled by none other in the racing industry. All Annual Members of Wolverhampton Racecourse will now get free entry to any other ARC racecourse fixture. So don't miss out on the chance to travel the length and breadth of the country and always have a free entrance to a racemeeting at your finger tips.

If you live locally to Wolverhampton Racecourse and take out an annual membership for £275, this will become your ‘home' racecourse and you will get full members benefits, the ‘Away' racecourse is any other you visit in the group and you will be given free access to any enclosure.

But the rewards don't stop there, as plenty of offers & discounts are being given across all the racecourses and 4 complimentary admission tickets valid at any racecourse.

David Roberts, Managing Director at Wolverhampton Racecourse said:

“This new initiative will reward the loyalty of our members and give them an opportunity to try out some of the other racecourses in the group for free. With such a great spread of locations across the country we hope our members will enjoy visiting additional courses. If anyone had been considering taking out an annual membership to our course - this really is the time to do it!"

Friday, 12 April 2013


Million-selling British pop band Scouting For Girls will tour six of the Arena Racing Company (ARC) racecourses in the UK in August 2013, taking in Wolverhampton Racecourse on August 22nd 2013.

The live concerts will take place on a race day so concert goers can enjoy a whole evening of racing before the band performs, all as part of their ticket price.

Scouting For Girls are one of the biggest pop bands in the UK with over two million record sales, 4 Brit Awards and 2 Ivor Novello nominations, and 4 Top 10 singles.

The band will be playing a host of their hits including 'This Ain’t A Love Song', 'Summertime In The City', ‘She’s So Lovely’, ‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘It’s Not About You’, to name a few.

Tour dates:

Sat       03-Aug                      Doncaster, Racecourse
Thu      08-Aug                      Chepstow, Racecourse

Fri       09-Aug                       Brighton, Racecourse
Thu     22-Aug                       Wolverhampton, Racecourse

Fri       23-Aug                       Newcastle, Racecourse

Sat      24-Aug                       Windsor, Racecourse

David Roberts, Managing Director of Wolverhampton Racecourse said “We are delighted that Scouting for Girls will be playing the racecourse this summer. The band has a large fan base which will certainly bring a new audience to the races and will also provide a great jam packed night out - offering concert goers excellent value for money.”

For ticket information please call 01902 390000 or visit