Worcester Racecourse look forward to the start of the new racing season, on Monday 8 May, with the Coronation Bank Holiday Family Raceday.
Following the end of the 2022 season, work began to develop a new state of the art Weighing Room facility, with the aim of being completed for the start of the 2023 season. Sadly, a number of factors have contributed to delays in the project. As such, Worcester Racecourse will revert to using the previous temporary Weighing Room facilities that have previously been in use, until the completion of the project later this summer.
Whilst significant flooding of the racecourse site is not uncommon during the winter months, the River Severn has run at particularly high levels on a number of occasions this year, encroaching on to the footprint of the development.
Racing will start as planned on Monday 8 May with the temporary Weighing Room facilities in place whilst work will continue on the development, which is anticipated to be open later in the summer.
Managing Director of ARC’s Racing Division, Mark Spincer said, “Sadly, we have faced some significant delays in the development of the new weighing room at Worcester. The site has flooded three times over the course of this winter, which has delayed work, but we are delighted that it has now recommenced.
“We have been working with the BHA and PJA to make sure that the temporary facilities we used previously are reinstated for the start of the season, before opening the new Weighing Room as soon as possible in the summer.
“The project will continue apace over the coming weeks, which will hopefully be evident to anyone racing at Worcester at those first few fixtures of this season, along with the investment into the Owners and Trainers and Syndicate Lounge facilities. The site might look a little different to how regular visitors are used to seeing, but we look forward to welcoming the racing public back in for the season, and to open the new facilities as soon as possible.”