What's On

Thu 09 May 2019

Season Opener

The 2019 horse racing season gets underway with the Season Opener Raceday. Come and celebrate the sport of kings with some thrilling racing action at the home of summer jump racing.

Fri 24 May 2019

Las Vegas Racenight

The bright lights of Vegas come to Worcester this summer.

Start your bank holiday weekend in style with an evening of racing, Vegas-themed entertainment and live music.

Sat 01 Jun 2019

Ladies Day

Featured Event

The highlight of the racing calendar!

Worcester's famous Ladies Day is an event like no other in the Worcester calendar. From live jazz music as you arrive, to the thrill of the Epsom Derby on the big screen, with seven summer jump races in-between, this is an unforgettable day out in the heart of Worcester City Centre. A choice of two Enclosures each with their own character or numerous ticket & hospitality packages allows you to create your own truly special occasion.

The seven race card will be followed by live music from a top tribute act, on the main stage in the Centre Course Enclosure.

Sat 15 Jun 2019

Super Irish Saturday

A brand new Saturday evening fixture at Worcester!

We hope you'll have the luck of the Irish at a brand new fixture for 2019, Super Irish Saturday.

Sun 23 Jun 2019

Family Fun Day

A great day out for the whole family!

The fantastic Family Fun Day returns this June with a great value day out for the whole family.

Children under 18 go FREE and there will be plenty of FREE entertainment for the children, as well as 7 thrilling races for the grown-ups to enjoy.

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Summer Afternoon Jump Racing

Experience racing at Worcester at a more relaxed pace.

A midweek afternoon fixture offers a chance to experience horse racing at Worcester at a more relaxed pace than some of the other racedays. As such, they offer the perfect opportunity to bring family, friends or work colleagues to sample Worcester's delights. Escape the office for a truly memorable trip to the home of summer jump racing.

Wed 03 Jul 2019

Summer Afternoon Jump Racing

Experience racing at Worcester at a more relaxed pace.

A midweek afternoon fixture offers a chance to experience horse racing at Worcester at a more relaxed pace than some of the other racedays. As such, they offer the perfect opportunity to bring family, friends or work colleagues to sample Worcester's delights. Escape the office for a truly memorable trip to the home of summer jump racing.

Mon 08 Jul 2019

Senior Citizens Raceday

Exclusive discounts for Senior Citizens!

Over 65's can enjoy an exclusive discounted Senior Citizens Package, only on Monday 8 July. With plenty of seating in the Parade Ring Marquee and great views of the racing action, what better way to spend a Monday afternoon than a day at the races.

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Beer & Cider Festival Racenight

Enjoy thrilling horse racing alongside the beer & cider festival!

This fabulous evening race meeting invites you to watch exhilarating horse racing and sample a selection of ales, lagers and ciders from around the world.

Thu 25 Jul 2019

Summer Afternoon Jump Racing

Experience racing at Worcester at a more relaxed pace.

A midweek afternoon fixture offers a chance to experience horse racing at Worcester at a more relaxed pace than some of the other racedays. As such, they offer the perfect opportunity to bring family, friends or work colleagues to sample Worcester's delights. Escape the office for a truly memorable trip to the home of summer jump racing.

Tue 30 Jul 2019

Pershore Plum Festival Evening Races

Paint Pitchcroft Purple with a race evening to kick off Pershore Plum Festival!

This popular race evening returns to kick-start the calendar of events for the award-winning Pershore Plum Festival.

Dress in your best purple outfit and help to paint Pitchcroft purple, there are prizes for the best outfits! The Plum Festival Mascots, Prunella and Eggbert will be joining alongside the Pershore Town Crier, and the newly crowned Plum Princess will make her first official appearance.

Wed 14 Aug 2019

Sounds of the Summer - 70's Racenight

Featured Event

Get your groove on with Live 70's Music before racing!

A party like no other. Groove on down to the best 70's hits before an action-packed evening of racing gets underway.

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Sounds of the Summer - 80's Racenight

Featured Event

Get your groove on with Live 80's Music before racing!

A party like no other. Groove on down to the best 80's hits before an action-packed evening of racing gets underway.

Wed 28 Aug 2019

Sounds of the Summer - 90's Racenight

Featured Event

Get your groove on with Live 90's Music before racing!

A party like no other. Groove on down to the best 90's hits before an action-packed evening of racing gets underway.

Sun 01 Sep 2019

Family Fun Day

Tue 10 Sep 2019

Afternoon Jump Racing

Mon 16 Sep 2019

Locals Raceday

Fri 27 Sep 2019

The Big Macmillan Coffee Morning & Raceday

Thu 10 Oct 2019

Autumn Afternoon Racing

Wed 23 Oct 2019

Season Finale

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

County Enclosure

Both the Croft Suite Bar on the first floor of the Grandstand and the Severn Restaurant on the top floor of the Grandstand are accessible by lift from the ground floor. The restaurant has stunning views of both the straights and all the jumps. It also has a Tote betting counter within the room. There are flexible table numbers and space for wheelchairs. There are televisions throughout the Grandstand to view the racing. Steps on the outside of the Grandstand make it unsuitable for wheelchairs, however there is a special trackside wheelchair viewing ramp beside the rails of the home straight, which is accessible for County Enclosure disabled visitors.

Grandstand Bar

Situated on the ground floor level with a bar and a Ladbrokes betting shop. There are disabled toilets just inside the main entrance to the Grandstand and catering concessions outside the Grandstand on the concourse.

Centre Course Enclosure

Steps on the outside of the Centre Course Bar make this unsuitable for wheelchairs, however drinks and snack food are available from the catering concession on the concourse. Disabled toilet cabin and betting are both also accessible on the concourse.

Severn Restaurant

The Severn Restaurant is situated on the second floor of the Grandstand with stunning views of the Racecourse and the River Severn (there is lift access to this floor).

Grand Stand Road, Worcester, WR1 3EJ
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

By Train

There are frequent British Rail services to Worcester Foregate Station which is 10 minutes walk from the Racecourse and also to Worcester Shrubhill Station which is a 20 minute walk or 5/10 minute taxi ride from the racecourse.

Helicopter

Helicopter landing and takeoff facilities are available on the racecourse. Permission to be sought in advance from the Racecourse office on 01905 25364.

By Road

From the north or south take junction 6 off the M5 and follow the A449 towards Worcester City Centre. From the West take the A443 and A44, both offer good access to the city centre. Follow the brown racecourse signs. The Centre Course car park post code is WR1 3EH. The stable yard post code is WR1 3ED.

Parking

Parking is free.

Dress Codes

What to wear

There is no strict dress code at Worcester Racecourse , racegoers are encouraged to dress to the theme of feature racedays.

Racecourse Information

The History

Racing has taken place at the Pitchcroft course, close to the banks of the River Severn, since around 1718, making Worcester one of the oldest racecourses in Britain. The first meetings were flat races and by 1755 a 4 day flat meeting had been introduced with a jumps fixture in the Autumn. By the middle of the nineteenth century, several important races had become well established at the course, including the Worcester Stakes and the Gold Cup. The course has undergone many changes, including the layout in 1880 of a new track that featured a now long-defunct figure-of-eight course. Flat racing was discontinued in 1966, but the National Hunt meetings continued to provide competitive racing with large fields. Summer jumping started at the course in 1995. In April 2000 Arena Leisure took over the running of the Racecourse. However City Council still maintain ownership of the land and management of the maintenance of the grass area in the centre of the racetrack. Today Worcester Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in the city of Worcester, Worcestershire, England. The course is laid out as an oval circuit of about 13 furlongs (approximately 2,615 metres) in length and situated by the east bank of the River Severn and the north side of Worcester Bridge.