Worcester Racecourse is a great day out, so to make the most of your time with us we encourage arriving early. Gates open 2 hours before the first race and we typically have either between 6 to 8 races on each race day. Individual times for each fixture will vary so please check the relevant fixture page for the most up to date information.
On popular race days including Ladies Day and Family Fun Days we advise leaving extra time to get to and from the racecourse. We are a city centre racecourse so if you are travelling by car and the racing is finishing around rush hour please expect a delay leaving the racecourse.
There is no cash machine on site. The racecourse accepts cashless payments across the site although bookmakers do still accept cash. The nearest cash machine is located on Castle Street, a 5-minute walk from the Racecourse.
You are not permitted to bring a picnic or alcohol into the racecourse enclosures at any time. Alcohol and soft drinks are available with the enclosures from outdoor bars and concessions.
Race times are available online prior to each race meeting. Sometimes if there are multiple entries into the same race a race may ‘divide’ which means there will be an additional race on any particular day. Equally, on certain race days, there may only be six races instead of the usual seven. Final timings for the day are confirmed 24 hours before the fixture once the horses have declared, so we advise you to check the website after 1pm the day before racing for any changes to the race programme.
Race cards are an invaluable guide for your day at the races. They can be purchased for £3 from the race card kiosk which is located by the turnstiles in front of the main entrance to the County Enclosure, and lists the times of each race, the runners and riders, and also includes maps and other useful information. Race cards are also on sale inside the Centre Course beside the entrance turnstiles.
A race day at Worcester is the perfect way to spend a summer’s day at the home of summer jumps racing. There are plenty of places for you to enjoy the racing action, stand by the rails as the horses thunder down the finishing straight, or on the Grandstand steppings in the heart of the action to enjoy the atmosphere as your horse comes home. To get the best position, you should find your spot 5-10 minutes before the start of the race.