Harness Racing Is Coming To Dunstall Park


26 June 2024

Wolverhampton Racecourse is set to host this year’s Harness Racing Festival. This exciting addition to the racecourse's calendar promises to bring a new dimension to the local sports scene and attract a diverse audience of racing enthusiasts.

Harness racing, a unique form of horse racing where horses race at a trot or pace while pulling a two-wheeled cart called a sulky, has long been popular in various parts of the world, including North America and Europe. Now, this thrilling sport is making its way to Wolverhampton, offering spectators a chance to experience the speed, strategy, and excitement that defines harness racing.

 Wolverhampton Racecourse's harness racing debut will feature diverse races, including the Wolverhampton Derby Trot, the Black Country Pace, and the Wolverhampton Oaks for young fillies. The Midland Juvenile Championship will highlight future stars, while the Veterans' Cup honours seasoned horses, ensuring an exciting day for all.

The event will not only feature thrilling races but also a variety of family-friendly activities and live entertainment ensuring a fun-filled day out for all attendees.

Harness racing's arrival in Wolverhampton comes at a time when the sport is gaining increased recognition and popularity in the UK. Efforts to promote the sport have been instrumental, and the partnership with Wolverhampton Racecourse highlights a shared commitment to expanding harness racing's reach.

Whether you're a seasoned racing fan or a newcomer curious about the sport, this event promises an unforgettable day of high-speed action and entertainment.

Wolverhampton Racecourse

Racecourse logo

Sign up to our newsletter to get the latest news, events and special offers direct to your inbox.