Pitchcroft has seen a host of events in those 300 years, including bare knuckle boxing in 1824, a record 229 runners on an 8 race card in January 1965 and HRH The Princess Royal riding her own horse Cnoc Na Cuille to victory, before the racecourse became the home of summer jumps racing as it is known today.
In 2019 we are hosting 20 National Hunt fixtures from May - October, with highlights including Ladies Day in June, two Family Fun Days in June & September and The Big Macmillan Coffee Morning Raceday in September. A new highlight on the calendar for 2019 will be a new Saturday evening fixture on Saturday 15 June when there will be plenty of Irish themed fun for you to enjoy. When we are not racing we are open all year round for conferences, events, parties and much more.
Worcester Racecourse is part of Arena Racing Company (ARC), the largest racecourse group in the UK created by a merger between Northern Racing and Arena Leisure Plc.
ARC operate 16 racecourses, across a mix of flat, jump and all-weather tracks, hosting 39% of the UK’s annual horseracing fixtures. These include some of the biggest days in the racing calendar, like the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Coral Welsh National, Betfred Midlands Grand National, John Smith’s Northumberland Plate and the National Spirit Hurdle.