What's On

Tue 17 Jul 2018

Irish Night

Irish Racenight is back in 2018, where we’ll have an evening of thrilling jump racing plus live music!

Having entertained the crowds last year with their own versions of classic and well known Irish songs by the likes of The Pogues, The Dubliners and many more, The Wild Murphys are back for 2018 playing before racing and at intervals between races.

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Thu 26 Jul 2018

Afternoon Racing

Join us for an afternoon of thrilling racing action at the home of summer jumps racing.

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Tue 31 Jul 2018

Pershore Plum Festival Race Evening


The annual Pershore Plum Festival Race Evening is back on Tuesday 31 July. Join us for an evening of thrilling jump racing action, with lots of purple fun thrown in too. Dress in your best purple outfit for the chance to win prizes!

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Wed 15 Aug 2018

Sounds of the Summer Racenight - Acoustic Night


August is a month for evening racing here at Worcester Racecourse, so why not come down after work and join us for 7 thrilling jump races with some live music too.

LIVE MUSIC FROM THE CONSPIRITUALISTS

The Conspiritualists are Alex Pickford and Sean Gaffney, a duo from Bishops Castle, Shropshire. Combining a unique, upbeat acoustic guitar style with dynamic male/female vocal harmonies, their set is a mixture of original material and crowd-pleasing covers.

The Conspiritualists will be playing live before racing and at intervals during racing so you can enjoy the atmosphere for the whole evening. The band will be located inside the County Enclosure.

Wed 22 Aug 2018

The Arctic Spas Sounds of the Summer Racenight - 80's Night


August is a month for evening racing here at Worcester Racecourse, so why not come down after work and join us for 7 thrilling jump races with some live music too.

LIVE MUSIC FROM WHAM BAM DURAN

A remarkably authentic live Tribute to Eighties Power Pop! With a non-stop cavalcade of classic songs from Spandau Ballet, Depeche Mode, Flock Of Seagulls, Tears For Fears, Aha, Billy Idol, Go West, Wham, Pet Shop Boys, Thompson Twins, Genesis, Elton John, Wet Wet Wet, Simply Red, Duran Duran, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan and many more.

Wham Bam Duran will be playing live before racing and at intervals during racing so you can enjoy the atmosphere for the whole evening. The band will be located inside the County Enclosure.

U18s GO FREE!

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Sounds of the Summer Racenight - Jazz Night


August is a month for evening racing here at Worcester Racecourse, so why not come down after work and join us for 7 thrilling jump races with some live music too.

LIVE MUSIC FROM SAUCE CITY JAZZ

Sauce City Jazz was formed in 1992 in Claines, Worcestershire by a group of friends who got together to welcome a local soldier home from the Gulf War. A fun evening soon evolved into a six piece jazz band, now in it's twentieth year.

Their line up is Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet, Banjo, String Bass and Drums, playing a wide range of traditional and popular jazz classics.

Sauce City Jazz will be playing live before racing and at intervals during racing so you can enjoy the atmosphere for the whole evening. The band will be located inside the County Enclosure.

Sun 02 Sep 2018

Family Fun Day


Join us for our second family fun day of 2018! There will be seven thrilling jump races for the grown ups to enjoy, and plenty of FREE entertainment for the children. Full details to be announced later in the year.

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Tue 11 Sep 2018

The Charles Stanley Raceday


Join us for an afternoon of thrilling racing action at the home of summer jumps racing.

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Mon 17 Sep 2018

Locals Raceday


Join us for an afternoon of thrilling racing action at the home of summer jumps racing.

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Fri 28 Sep 2018

The Big Macmillan Raceday


Join us for an afternoon of thrilling racing action at the home of summer jumps racing, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Thu 11 Oct 2018

Afternoon Racing


Join us for an afternoon of thrilling racing action at the home of summer jumps racing.

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Wed 24 Oct 2018

Season Finale


Join us for an afternoon of thrilling racing action at the home of summer jumps racing.

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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.

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.