Wolverhampton Racecourse Guide

A leading racehorse with a jockey in green and yellow racing ahead of the pack on a vibrant race track.

Whatever you do in 2024, make sure you make a date at Wolverhampton Racecourse; this venue is unique and quirky because it is the first-ever racecourse to introduce floodlit horse racing in Britain and often holds meetings in the evening. Wolverhampton Racecourse is one of Britain’s busiest race tracks, hosting around 80 horse racing fixtures annually. Since 2014, the surface has been made up of a specialised property made especially for horses in the form of Tapeta. It boasts an all-weather track, and once more, big-name artists are also featured at the special live After Racing music events.

 

What is on at Wolverhampton Racecourse?

Below are some of the top events at Wolverhampton Racecourse during 2024. Also, check the fixture list on the Wolverhampton racecourse site for afternoon and evening race dates taking place every week.

DATEEVENTGATES OPENFIRST RACELAST RACE
10/02/2024Valentines Racenight15:3017:3020:30
09/03/2024Lady Wulfruna StakesTBCTBCTBC
16/03/2024St Patricks RacenightTBCTBCTBC
30/03/2024Easter Weekend Saturday RacenightTBCTBCTBC
01/04/2024Easter Monday Family Fun DayTBCTBCTBC
30/06/2024Summer Family Fun DayTBCTBCTBC
07/09/2024Ladies EveningTBCTBCTBC

 

What is the Wolverhampton Racecourse Address?

Wolverhampton has a plethora of race meetings throughout the year; any racegoer wishing to experience the thrill and the might of these beautiful thoroughbreds at speed can get there by the address below:

Wolverhampton Racecourse

Dunstall Park

Wolverhampton

West Midlands

WV6 OPE

 

How to get to Wolverhampton Racecourse?

Arrive by car from the South

  • Take the exit towards Worthy Down
  • Head towards the A272, merge onto the A34
  • At Windlebury Interchange, take the exit onto the M40(Midlands)
  • Merge onto the M42
  • Take the M5(N) exit towards Birmingham(M6)
  • Take the M6 exit towards Walsall/Wolverhampton 
  • Head towards the M54, Wolverhampton A449
  • Stay on the A449 until you reach Dunstall Park; from the A449, Dunstall Park is comprehensively sign-posted 

The journey by car from the South will take approximately 2 hours and thirty minutes.

Arrive by car from the North

  • Head towards the Tyne Bridge A167
  • Keep on the A167 and exit onto Park Lane A194 to South Shields/Durham
  • At White Mare Pool Interchange, take the third exit onto A194(M)
  • Merge onto A1(M)
  • Continue on A1(M) signs for Red Hse M18
  • At junction 35, take the M18 exit to Sheffield M180
  • Merge onto the M18,
  • Take the exit to Nottingham M1
  • From the M1, head towards Matlock A165
  • Head towards the A38; stay on the A38 until you reach the A5148 towards Birmingham
  • From Birmingham, turn onto the M6 toll(N)
  • From the M6 merge onto the M54
  • At junction 2, take the A449 towards Wolverhampton Dnstall Park.

The journey by car from the North will take approximately three hours and fifty-five minutes. Free car parking spaces are available at the course; it would be worthwhile to phone or email to confirm parking availability.  

Arrive by Train

Euston station in London to Wolverhampton train station takes approximately two hours and twenty-five minutes. Fifty-seven trains per day travel from London Euston to Wolverhampton, and tickets for this journey start from £8 when you book in advance. The distance between the two cities is 113 miles or (182 KM).

From Newcastle Station to Wolverhampton takes three hours and thirty-two minutes. Seventeen trains a day travel from Newcastle to Wolverhampton, and the average ticket price is £135. If you book in advance, you may save yourself some extra pennies. The total distance between the two cities is 166 miles.

Wolverhampton train station is approximately 2.5 miles from the race course. Taxis are always on standby for racegoers, especially on race days.

By Bus

National Express West Midlands services 25 25A run to the venue (Request from Gorsebrook Road, Dunstall) every 30 minutes from Wolverhampton Pipers Row Bus Station (Stand B).

  • Tel: 0121 2002700
  • Email: www.nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands

By Plane

The nearest airport to Wolverhampton Racecourse is Birmingham Airport (BHX), which is 28 miles from the venue.

Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport may be another site you can venture into and go to the races from there. Eight miles south-west of Wolverhampton, however, it would be advisable to find out if commercial flights are available.

By Helicopter

The helicopter experience has got to be the ultimate thrill of going to the races by this means. The delight and the joy of it would be unmatched. You will be the envy of the racing fraternity. Wolverhampton Racecourse can cater for helicopters; they have their very own helipad.

 

Where to get Tickets? 

Tickets are primarily online and available in each section of the enclosures. Many people skip this option and pay on the day at the gates. Another thing to be aware of is what’s included in the card on the day. For example, are there any notable races and events to experience during the card? In hindsight, we advise you to book your racing experience online at the Wolverhampton Racecourse website, if the circumstances allow. Once more, many racecourses are becoming cashless environments, and all purchases of all goods, including food and drink, are solely by debit card.

 

Racecourse Enclosures

Hospitality Enclosure

For racegoers, Wolverhampton Racecourse offers a choice of the Premier Enclosure and the Grandstand Enclosure. Admission to the Premier Enclosure costs £25 on boxing day, £20 on Saturday evenings, £15 on midweek and weekend afternoons between February and December and just £5 during January.

Race day restaurants provide exceptional cuisine in the most lively and vibrant surroundings and receive first-rate service. You can take all the action from high up or at the trackside.

Horizons Restaurant hospitality packages are also available for the avid racegoer; set over three tiers, the glass-fronted panoramic Horizons restaurant offers flawless racing views, bringing the adrenalin-filled excitement of the races to your table.  

Wolverhampton Racecourse always aims to ensure a safe and secure environment for all people’s needs; there are many accessible conditions around the course that cater for all needs. Designated accessible parking is available and close to the main entrance. Please display your blue badge in this area. Enclosures also cater for accessible toilets, and lifts are easily accessible. Like with all the top-notch race courses, personal assistants will receive free entry to the race course when accompanying a paying guest with accessible needs.

Grandstand Enclosure

Entrance to the Grandstand enclosure costs £15 on boxing day, £10 on Saturday evenings and £10 midweek and weekend afternoons between February and December. Admission to both sections is always free for children accompanied by an adult.

The view is seamless and overlooks the final furlong (200 yards); the Grandstand enclosure has excellent bars and some food outlets the spectators can enjoy. 

 

What to Wear?

Premier Enclosure

As you would expect, the Premier enclosure has a much more formal dress code; gentlemen are expected to wear a collared shirt, jacket and tie.

Ladies can wear smart casual dresses. On specific dates and in certain venues, however, jeans and trainers (as long as they are nice and presentable) are allowed in this enclosure.  Ticket holders are asked to appear in more formal costumes. 

Grandstand Enclosure

The Grandstand enclosure is the most relaxed, with a casual dress code and fancy dress acceptable.

The experts here at Racing Club have put together a comprehensive guide for racecourse dress codes, so if you’re still unsure of what to wear to the races, visit our guide. 

 

Food and Drink

During race days at Wolverhampton, several places across the venue exist to eat and drink. These will suit all tastes and budgets and provide a good selection of cuisine, fine ales, and beers. Venues include:

Drinks:

  • Weigh Inn Bar
  • Chasers Bar
  • Holiday Inn Bar

Food:

  • Concourse Food Stalls
  • Premier Enclosure
  • On the Hoof

Here is an important notice to all racegoers. Baggage searchers are in place upon entry to the racecourse, mainly for the duty and care of racegoers and overall security. Guests are asked to refrain from bringing food and drink into the venue. As discussed above, there are many food and drink outlets where you can purchase food and drink.

 

Contact Details

Below are the relevant details for contacting Wolverhampton Racecourse:

DepartmentContact Details
General Enquiriesinfo@wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk
01902 390 000
Holiday Inn Enquiries01902 390 001
Restaurant and Hospitality Enquiries01902390011
Events and Venue Hire Enquiriesevents@wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk
01902 390 007
Social MediaFacebook: Wolverhampton Racecourse
Twitter: @wolvesraces
Instagram: @wolvesraces

 

Nearby Accommodation

Another great feature of Wolverhampton Racecourse is that you don’t have to walk that one mile into the town to book overnight accommodation; Wolverhampton has its own Holiday Inn Express on the grounds of the racecourse, often offering a variety of room packages and hospitality options on race days at the course. Contact The Holiday Inn on 01902 390 001.

Holiday Inn Wolverhampton – Racecourse

Dunstall Park, 

Gorsebrook Rd, 

Wolverhampton 

WV6 0PE

01902390004

Novotel Wolverhampton

Union St

Wolverhampton 

WV1 3JN

01902871100

The Mount Country Hotel Manor

Mount Rd 

Tettenhall Wood

Wolverhampton 

WV6 8HL

01902752055

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