Racing began in Wolverhampton in 1825 and moved to the current racecourse site in 1888, the first race meeting being held on 13 August. We are proud that in 1994, HRH Queen Elizabeth II re-opened the new Wolverhampton Racecourse.
We now welcome 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 regions most prestigious venues, making it easy accessible to all visitors far and wide.
We were Britains first floodlit racecourse. We are extremely busy, hosting around 80 race fixtures a year, including our popular themed Music Live Saturday evening events plus conferences, meetings and events.
There are bars, restaurants, and a busy conference and exhibition centre. We are a popular venue for weddings of all cultures and hold a licence to perform civil weddings. The course also has its own newly refurbished Holiday Inn Hotel with 54 well-appointed bedrooms, an open lobby bar & restaurant serving Starbucks coffee.
In 2014, a major investment into a new high performance Tapeta track was completed, a surface that wasn’t yet used in Great Britain. After a three month resurfacing period, the racecourse opened for business again with our first meeting on the Tapeta track, receiving excellent reviews from jockeys, trainers, owners and racegoers.