What's On

Thu 07 May 2020

Afternoon Racing

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The first of three race fixtures in May is the Thursday Afternoon Jump Racing at Worcester Racecourse.

Join them for an afternoon of food, drink and thrilling racing.

Wed 13 May 2020

Afternoon Racing

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The second of three race fixtures in May is the Wednesday Afternoon Jump Racing at Worcester Racecourse.

Join them for an afternoon of food, drink and thrilling racing.

Fri 22 May 2020

Gentlemen's Day

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The final race meeting in May is Gentlemen's Day!

Head to Worcester for an evening of thrilling racing, food and drink.

Sat 06 Jun 2020

Ladies Day

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Ladies Day – the biggest day at Worcester Racecourse – returns on Saturday 6th June for a day of style, sport and singing your heart out. 2020 is set to be Worcester’s biggest year yet, with the world famous ABBA parody – Bjorn Again – performing live after racing.

The social highlight of the year, Ladies Day at Worcester Racecourse is loved by many for it’s exciting but welcoming feel. The perfect excuse to spend a sunny summers day next to the River Severn, dressed to the nines with all your favourite people.

“The Winner Takes It All” as 7 races take place throughout the day and the Epsom Derby is shown on the big screen for a Saturday of sporting action. So if you’re looking for things to do in Worcester this summer, you best get your tickets early so you don’t miss out on the party of the season.

Have fun with your fashion and show off your style, and take a chance to win the best dressed competition and some fantastic prizes. You’ll need to be dressed to impress if you want to be the ‘dancing queen’ in a crowd of thousands when our memorable music act takes to the stage after racing. The world’s number one ABBA tribute Bjorn Again will be bringing you a slice of the seventies and an unforgettable night is ‘the name of the game’.

Bjorn Again was created and founded by Rod Stephen in 1988. Creating a tongue-in-cheek satirical parody of ABBA that ignites nostalgia of the 70s. So much so that the show achieved cult status and went on to perform at impressive venues such as Buckingham Palace and the Palladium in London, as well as performing alongside huge artists the Eagles, Kylie Minogue and Metallica.

Sat 13 Jun 2020

UB40 Live After Racing

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Grab a glass of red, red wine, because UB40 will be coming to Worcester Racecourse on Saturday 13th June to perform live after racing!

There are loads of great things to do in Worcester this Summer, and this has certainly made the list. Right in the city centre, you can make a full day of it, with thrilling racing and entertainment throughout the day, before listening to the upbeat reggae sounds of UB40 live in the superb surroundings of Worcester.

Celebrating 40 years in the business, the Birmingham Reggae and Pop Band UB40 has had more than 50 singles in the UK and sold over 70 million records worldwide. Their classics such as “Red Red Wine”, “Kingston Town” and ‘Homely Girl’ will have you dancing the night away.

UB40 tickets will be available for pre-sale at 10am on Friday 6th December followed by general sale on Friday 20th December. With such a popular band, we know this is going to sell out, so be sure to grab your ticket early to secure your spot.

Sun 21 Jun 2020

Family Fun Fathers Raceday

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The Family Fun Day returns on this Sunday to Worcester Racecourse but this time it is on Father's Day!

Bring the dads down for a great day for all! With some thrilling racing and children activities!

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Afternoon Racing

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Wednesday Afternoon Jump Racing at Worcester Racecourse.

Wed 01 Jul 2020

Afternoon Racing

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Wednesday Afternoon Jump Racing at Worcester Racecourse.

Mon 06 Jul 2020

Senior Citizen's Day

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The annual Senior Citizens Raceday is coming back to Worcester again this year!

If you are over the age of 65 you are entitled to get tickets to this raceday for just £14!

Get yours today!

Thu 16 Jul 2020

Irish Night

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The Irish-themed fixture is back! Head to Worcester for an evening of Irish themed entertainment and thrilling racing!

Thu 23 Jul 2020

Afternoon Racing

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Thursday Afternoon Jump Racing at Worcester Racecourse.

Tue 28 Jul 2020

Pershore Plum Festival Race Night

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The annual Pershore Plum Festival is back at Worcester Racecourse! Why not get the whole family down for a day of great entertainment, racing, food and drink!

There will be a best dress competition for whomever is wearing their best purple outfit!

Wed 19 Aug 2020

Summer Breeze

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The Summer Breeze raceday will be a great day out in the sun for all!

Sun 23 Aug 2020

Family Fun Raceday

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The second Family Fun raceday of 2020!

One for the whole family to bring your Summer Holiday to a close. Why not come down with the family and enjoy everything that we have to offer. From great food, free children entertainment in Centre Course and thrilling racing!

Thu 03 Sep 2020

Evening Raceday

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The last Evening Racing fixture of 2020! Come down for a summer night of thrilling racing.

Mon 14 Sep 2020

Locals Raceday

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People of Worcester!

This is a raceday dedicated to you and everything that makes Worcester great!

Come on down to the races this September for some great racing.

Fri 25 Sep 2020

Macmillan Raceday

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The Macmillan Coffee Morning Raceday is back for another year at Worcester Racecourse.

Come down to support a great cause with cakes, coffee and some thrilling racing.

Tue 29 Sep 2020

Afternoon Racing

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Afternoon Racing at Worcester Racecourse

Thu 08 Oct 2020

Oktoberfest Raceday

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Oktoberfest is returning to Worcester Racecourse for another year! Come on down and see what Worcester has to offer with this Bavarian-themed raceday.

Wed 21 Oct 2020

Season Finale

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The Season Finale to round up 2020!

Celebrate the end of a great season with Worcester on this Wednesday afternoon in October!

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.