Worcester racecourse is a horse racing track located in Worcester, Worcestershire, England. It is strategically
situated near the banks of River Severn, and about 5 minutes’ walk from Worcester town center. It can be easily accessed via the local railway link. The racecourse hosts a total of 20 National Hunt races each year, with the
season running from May all through to October. It is owned by Worcester City council, but was leased to the Arena Leisure Plc. The oval-shaped course measures up to approximately 2,615 meters in circumference. This year is a special one for Worcester, since it will be celebrating its 300th anniversary, making it one of the oldest racecourses in Britain.
In the 19th century, the racecourse used to be a venue for training the Royalist soldiers. Boxing matches also used to happen there. The first horse racing meeting was recorded in 1718. Its meetings became more popular after a railway line was built not far from the course. Its layout changed a couple of times over the years. In 1966, the popular flat racing was discontinued, and National Hunt Races were introduced later that year. It was a home for two popular sports clubs- the Worcester Warriors Rugby Club and the Worcester City Football Club. In 2007, the racecourse’s activities were disrupted by floods, forcing the management to cancel all races after the 30th of June.
Today, Worcester racecourse is a preferred destination to most racegoers. This year, it is set to stage a significant number of fixtures. Upcoming is the Season Opener 2018, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday the 10th of May. This event is meant to celebrate the beginning of 2018 season, and will be featuring a total of 7 jump races. Tickets will be starting from 7 Euros, depending on the package one chooses. Children will be admitted for free as long as they are in the company of a paying adult.