What's On

Thu 10 May 2018

Season Opener

Join us to celebrate the start of the summer jumps season here at Worcester Racecourse! There will be seven thrilling races on this Thursday

Fri 25 May 2018

Evening Racing

Join us for our first evening fixture of 2018! There will be seven thrilling jump races on this Friday evening at the home of summer.

Sat 02 Jun 2018

Ladies Day

The highlight of the Worcester social calendar is back, it’s Ladies Day 2018! Save the date for Saturday 2 June 2018.

Mon 11 Jun 2018

Afternoon Racing

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

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Family Fun Day

Join us for our first family fun day of 2018! There will be seven thrilling jump races for the grown ups to enjoy, and plenty.

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Afternoon Racing

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

Wed 04 Jul 2018

Afternoon Racing

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

Mon 09 Jul 2018

Senior Citizens Raceday

Join us for an afternoon of thrilling racing action at the home of summer jumps racing, on Senior Citizens Raceday

Tue 17 Jul 2018

Irish Racenight

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

Thu 26 Jul 2018

Afternoon Racing

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

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

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Evening Racing

August is a month for evening racing here at Worcester Racecourse, so why not come down after work and join us for 7 thrilling races

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Evening Racing

August is a month for evening racing here at Worcester Racecourse, so why not come down after work and join us for 7 thrilling races

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Evening Racing

August is a month for evening racing here at Worcester Racecourse, so why not come down after work and join us for 7 thrilling races

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

Tue 11 Sep 2018

Afternoon Racing

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

Mon 17 Sep 2018

Locals Raceday

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

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.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

Afternoon Racing

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

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Season Finale

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

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.