Friday, 15 November 2013

St Richard's Hospice

It's been nearly a month since we last raced here, it'll be no time at all before that season opener on the evening of May 7th comes around. Since we last blogged McCoy racked up those few wins required to get him over the 4,000 line, congratulations AP! We're all very excited to see the champ in action next season here as he embarks upon his quest for the next milestone, maybe even pushing us to the top of the pile for racecourse wins in the process.

Whilst the off season marks a quieter period in the Worcester Racecourse calendar, we do have a number of exciting events, business and leisure, happening here that keeps us in action.

An event that we're really looking forward is happening on 5th December, where we will be staging St Richard's Hospice's Festive Lunch, which includes a cookery demonstration from celebrity chef, Marcus Bean, and a unique shopping experience.

There is a fantastic three course menu on offer with some superb options to choose from, followed by a shopping experience including some delicious local foods and exquisite fashion items.

Follow the link for more details on this magnificent event and how you can book your place:

Our relationship with this brilliant hospice doesn't stop here, we are proud to sponsor St Richard's Hospice car raffle, check out the YouTube video now:

Purchase your tickets now for just £1 to be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

2013 Season

The 2013 season has been another memorable one at Worcester, with some superb racing across our 21 fixtures. Record crowds visited us on some of our feature race days, including another glamorous Ladies Evening, two Family Fun Day's featuring Peppa Pig and Fireman Sam, and the award winning Pershore Plum Festival, which has just picked up the award for the best Worcestershire festival for the third year running!

Jonjo O'Neill picked up both the leading stable staff award and leading trainer award, A P McCoy is pictured below collecting the leading trainer award on behalf of Jonjo at our final fixture. The special award for stable staff, open to yards with less than 30 horses in training, went to Sarah Jayne Davies' yard, Jeremy Mahot is pictured below collecting the award on behalf of Sarah.

McCoy has been stealing the headlines of late with his run up to 4,000 winners, 'Transfer' (pictured winning at our October 10th fixture) just one of the 3,998 winners to his name currently. Two winners from his three rides this afternoon at Exeter will see him cross that 4,000 mark.

McCoy's decorated career includes 263 winners here at the Pitchcroft course, putting us 2nd on his list of course winners, only 1 behind Newton Abbott.

The racecourse team would like to thank you for visiting us during another brilliant season at the home of summer jumps racing! 

The 2014 fixtures are now on the website and annual membership is available to purchase, the perfect gift for a racing enthusiast.