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VisitTheRaces.com

Various types of horse racing within a 30-40 mile radius of Wolverhampton.


Flat + National Hunt + Arabian + Harness


Wolverhampton

Features restaurants and a hotel; Facilities for Christmas Parties; Business Meetings; Weddings, Parties & Celebrations; Conferences & Events; Funerals and Wakes.

Wolverhampton Racecourse

Dunstall Park

Wolverhampton

West Midlands

WV6 0PE

Tel: 01902 390 000

OFFICIAL LINK:

Wolverhampton Racecourse


Flat + National Hunt


Warwick

Features: Ample Free parking; Dedicated event manager to plan your event and on the day; Audio Visual equipment; Free WiFi; Award winning catering with excellent menu options; Wide choice of flexible spaces, with racecourse views; Formal or informal events; Dressing rooms; Breakout rooms; Dance floor; Cloakroom facilities; Full room dressing packages for weddings, conferences or meetings.

Warwick Racecourse

Hampton Street

Warwick

Warwickshire

CV34 6HN

Tel: 01926 405560

OFFICIAL LINK:

Warwick Racecourse


National Hunt


Uttoxeter

Features: Quality racing throughout the year; Set in 110 acres of Staffordshire countryside; Excellent transport links and free parking; First-class hospitality and dining experience; There really is something for everyone with racing hosted on Ladies Day, Music Live and four Family Fun Racedays; The venue is also available to hire for corporate events and conferences, exhibitions and fayres, caravan rallies and outdoor events, plus private parties and banquets.

Uttoxeter Racecourse

Wood Lane

Uttoxeter

Staffordshire

ST14 8BD

Tel: 01889 562561 (Option 1)

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Uttoxeter Racecourse


Worcester

Features: Severn Restaurant; Private Boxes; The Parade Ring Marquee; Platinum Package; Christmas Parties; Business Meetings; Conferences & Events; Weddings; Parties & Celebrations; Funerals & Wakes.

Worcester Racecourse

Grand Stand Road

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR1 3EJ

Tel: 01905 253 64

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Worcester Racecourse


Ludlow

Features: Celebrate birthdays; Wedding anniversaries; Entertain prospective clients. We have a package to suit most budgets and requirements; The Jubilee Rooms & Restaurant; The Plymouth Box & Carvery; The Clive Pavilion; The Centre Marquee.

Ludlow Racecourse

Bromfield

Ludlow

Shropshire

SY8 2BT

Tel: 01584 856221

OFFICIAL LINK:

Ludlow Racecourse


Stratford-Upon-Avon

Features: Special Events; Hospitality packages; Private Box hire.

Dining & Bars: The Chaser Room; The Gallery Restaurant; The Paddock Pavilion; 'Eating on the Hoof'; The Bridge Bar; Champagne Bar; Sadlers Bar; The Chris Rookes; The Falstaff Bar.

Stratford-Upon-Avon Racecourse

Luddington Road

Stratford-Upon-Avon

Warwickshire

CV37 9SE

Tel: 01789 267949

OFFICIAL LINK:

Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse


ARABIAN


More info

The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) is regulated by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). The BHA is "the official body which plans and regulates Arabian racing in Great Britain".

Should you attend any of the ARO meetings, you will not notice much difference from conventional racing. The real difference is in the regulations governing breeding, with the obvious emphasis on racing 'Arabian' horses - animals with a specific breeding criteria.

Arabian horse racing is not as prolific as it's conventional cousin, but the experience is the same. Basically, they are horses just racing against each other in an identical way to those which race under conventional rules - it is only the bloodlines that differ.

Currently, ARO events take place between May and October at the following venues: Bath, Brighton, Chelmsford City, Chepstow, Doncaster, Goodwood, Lingfield Park, Newbury, Windsor and Wolverhampton.

If you would like to experience this type of racing, then just attend as you would any non-Arabian meeting. You should visit the ARO website for all the information you need. Enjoy!

ARO

Newbury Racecourse

Berkshire

RG14 7NZ

Tel: 01635 524 445.

OFFICIAL LINK:

Arabian Racing Organisation


HARNESS


More info

Harness? It's also known as 'trotting'. Essentially, this is where the jockey sits in a 'sulky' (a sort of cradle behind the horse). Again, it is racing, but in this sport the horse must not break into a gallop. This is when it will be disqualified.

Standardbred - the type of horse that can race. "Standardbreds look similar to thoroughbred horses but are tougher and usually have calmer temperaments". This is important as the more aggresive temperament of a thoroughbred horse would make the animal more difficult to control. Quite literally, 'horses for courses'.

Events come in many forms. Sales, trials, racing, etc. Some venues are more popular than others, but the season lasts from April to November, so there is plenty to chose from.

Cannock and Wolverhampton are the nearest venues, but you should visit the official website to see the full programme of events.

For further information, contact the BHRC here:

The British Harness Racing Club

Burlington Crescent

Goole

East Yorkshire

DN14 5EG

Tel: 01405 766877.

OFFICIAL LINK:

British Harness Racing Club

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USEFUL LINKS


For Arabian and Harness, please refer to the links given within the sections on those subjects.

For conventional Flat and NH racing, consider these options:

British Horseracing Authority

Basically, everything you may wish to learn about horse racing in the UK.

The Jockey Club

More information about horse racing, plus news of special events, etc.

The Racing Post

Prepare for your race meeting. Get the form on the runners - and much more.

Nag Me!

Where the Racing Post may lack more detailed information, you can find it here.


ABOUT & CONTACT


We are a one-page website. The purpose is to bring you some useful information about horse racing of all descriptions in and around the Midlands.

Contact. If you require further information, then please contact the appropriate racing bodies. All the links you need can be found on this page.