Worcester racecourse

Racing has taken place at the Pitchcroft course, close to the banks of the River Severn, since at least 1718. The course has often been under water but none worse than the floods of 2007 when many fixtures were lost.

Most of the fixtures take place in the summer at the course which has an oval circuit of about 13 furlongs. Situated in the heart of the city, the course is well-served by road and rail.

Address: Worcester Racecourse Ltd Pitchcroft Worcester WR1 3EJ
Tel: 01905 25364
Admission: Members £15; Tattersalls £10; Centre Course £5; Diamond members £2 off admission into all enclosures
Road: Leave M5 at Junction 7. Go through city and take A443
Rail: Paddington Line to Worcester, then 15 minutes walk or short taxi ride
Car park: Free or £5 for Picnic Car Park
Jumps: Left-hand flat oval track of about 13f with a 220yds run-in and easy bends. With nine fences and six hurdles per circuit, suits the galloping type.