Wolverhampton Course Guide

A host to all-weather flat action all year round, the Dunstall Park venue became the first British track to stage frequent evening meetings during winter months following the introduction of floodlights and an all-weather track in 1993. The two feature events are staged in early March. Run over an extended mile and open to four-year-olds and older, the Lincoln Trial is a valuable handicap with a prize of over 30,000 pounds to the winner.

On the same afternoon Wolverhampton stages the Lady Wulfruna Stakes, a Listed event run over seven furlongs and open to four-year-olds and upwards.

It is often said the emphasis on racing at Wolverhampton is quantity rather than quality, but some very useful horses have won at the course before going on to win on the international stage with the including Breeders’ Cup winners Conduit and Muhannak plus Classic runner-up Toast Of New York.


The all-weather course forms a flat, left-handed oval circuit of just under a mile in length. The bends are fairly sharp and with a narrow straight of under two furlongs it favours horses with the ability to hold a good position as opposed to those who need time to find full stride. The track's surface was changed in 2004 from fibresand to polytrack, which in turn was replaced by tapeta during the summer of 2014.

Wolverhampton’s 5f, 7f and extended 1m starts can be tricky from a jockey’s point of view, because they’re very much draw-dependent. It’s a big advantage being among the low, left-hand numbers. The 1m 4f start can also be a slight problem, but at least from there you’ve got a longer trip to get sorted out. Nobody went round the inside in the early days and, while I’m not sure it’s a disadvantage to be there now, most jocks still shy away from that rail. It’s a tight course, but well laid-out and very fair.

View from the saddle: Jason Weaver
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Replays & Results
16:25 Visit attheraces.com Handicap
5f | Class 5 | 3YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Victory Rose 8/11 Fav
  • Jockey: Hollie Doyle Trainer: Simon Pearce
  • Owner: Deerfield Syndicate
17:00 Black Country Chamber Of Commerce Maiden Fillies' Stakes
Plus 10/GBB Race | Div 1
6f | Class 5 | 2YO only | 10 ran
  • Winner: Isle Of May 11/8 JFav
  • Jockey: James Doyle Trainer: J H M Gosden
  • Owner: Godolphin
17:30 Black Country Chamber Of Commerce Maiden Fillies' Stakes
Plus 10/GBB Race | Div 2
6f | Class 5 | 2YO only | 11 ran
  • Winner: Hello Me 4/1 JFav
  • Jockey: Daniel Muscutt Trainer: Joseph Parr
  • Owner: Cs Family Ltd
18:00 Stay At The Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Handicap
6f | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Qaaraat 5/1
  • Jockey: Cam Hardie Trainer: Antony Brittain
  • Owner: Mr Antony Brittain
18:30 wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk Handicap
1m 6f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 4 ran
  • Winner: Rodrigo Diaz 2/5 Fav
  • Jockey: J P Spencer Trainer: D M Simcock
  • Owner: Quantum Leap Racing Xi & Partner
19:00 Sky Sports Racing Virgin 535 Handicap
1m 4f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Aquascape 10/1
  • Jockey: Cieren Fallon Trainer: H J L Dunlop
  • Owner: Mr Erik Penser & Bloomsbury Stud
19:30 British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes
1m 1½f | Class 5 | 2YO only | 7 ran
  • Winner: Side Shot 9/4 2Fav
  • Jockey: R Havlin Trainer: J H M Gosden
  • Owner: Mr K Abdullah
20:00 Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap
1m 1½f | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Richard R H B 5/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: Rossa Ryan Trainer: David Loughnane
  • Owner: Peter R Ball & Gentech Products Ltd
20:30 Watch Free Replays On attheraces.com Handicap
1m ½f | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Grand Deed 3/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: Hollie Doyle Trainer: Archie Watson
  • Owner: Mr C R Trembath

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