Worcester Grand Annual Steeplechase To Run After 85 Years


02 March 2018

Worcester Racecourse are delighted to announce, after an 85 year absence, the famous Worcester Grand Annual Steeple Chase will be revived for the racecourse's 300 year anniversary raceday on Wednesday 4 July 2018. 

Once one of the most important steeplechase races in the National Hunt Calendar, the Worcester Grand Annual Steeplechase ran from 1836 until 1933. The importance of this race was highlighted in 1853 when Bourton won the Grand Annual, going onto win the 1854 Grand National. 

To celebrate 300 years of racing at Worcester, the race is being revived after 85 year absence as the feature race on the 300 year anniversary raceday, on Wednesday 4 July. Tickets are on sale now. 

Image credit: thank you Chris Pitt for the image of the 1856 running of the Worcester Grand Annual Steeplechase. 

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