Wolverhampton Racecourse is an Associate Sponsor for the Express & Star Business Awards 2018
On track for fresh success
Wolverhampton Racecourse is owned by Arena Racing Company, the largest racecourse operator in the UK.
Racing began in Wolverhampton in 1825 and moved to the current racecourse site in 1888, the first race meeting being held on August 13. It is proud that in 1994, HRH Queen Elizabeth II re-opened the new Wolverhampton Racecourse.
It now welcomes over 120,000 visitors each year to Wolverhampton Racecourse to enjoy an exhilarating and memorable experience.
Located in the heart of the Midlands with racing and events all year round, Wolverhampton Racecourse and Conference Centre, with its on-site Holiday Inn Hotel and Helipad is well established as one of the region’s most prestigious venues, making it easily accessible to all visitors far and wide.
The racecourse can accommodate business functions and social events for up to 600 guests in the Ringside Suite, which is on the ground floor or even larger scale events using the vast outdoor space.
It is Britain’s first floodlit racecourse and extremely busy, hosting around 80 race fixtures a year, including the popular themed Music Live Saturday evening meets, the Lincoln Trial and the Lady Wulfruna Stakes plus conferences, meetings and events.
In 2014, a major investment into a new high performance Tapeta track was completed, a surface that had not yet been used in Great Britain.
After a three-month resurfacing period, the racecourse opened for business again with its first meeting on the Tapeta track receiving excellent reviews from jockeys, trainers, owners and racegoers.
It is one of the most popular tracks within the racing community, attracting exceptional maidens such as Jack Hobbs and has recently been voted the Best Small Racecourse in the Midlands by the Racegoers Club.
As part of the All-Weather Championships, it offers the very best of British all-weather racing, with 44 of its fixtures incorporating 350 flat races contributing to the championships, culminating on Good Friday 2018 at Lingfield Park with the All-Weather Championships finals day.