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.

Flat Racing (All-Weather)

Wolverhampton Flat Racing (All-Weather)Timeform

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 WeaverJason Weaver

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Current Weather

Forecast: Sunny spells

Temperature: 12.4° - 24.2°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 7.4mph SE

Last Update: 24/05/2017 17:00

Forecast: Sunny spells

Temperature: 12.4° - 24.2°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 7.4mph SE

Last Update: 24/05/2017 17:00

Upcoming Races

Replays & Results

1
13:20 BRC Roofing's Sprint Spectacular Handicap

(Class 6) (5f 216y)
Pink, purple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, pink cap, purple diamond (Mr G M Eales)
  • Winner: Whitecrest
  • Jockey: Lewis Edmunds
  • Trainer: J L Spearing
  • Owner: Mr G M Eales

2
13:50 HS Butyl Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Plus 10)

(Class 5) (1m 4f 50y)
Light blue, red spots, sleeves and cap (Gerry Mordaunt & Partners)
  • Winner: Pleasant Surprise
  • Jockey: J Fortune
  • Trainer: L M Cumani
  • Owner: Gerry Mordaunt & Partners

3
14:25 Rinus Roofing Supplies Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 4f 50y)
Dark blue, beige seams, dark blue sleeves, beige stars, dark blue cap, beige star (Ms A Quinn)
  • Winner: Pour L'amour
  • Jockey: Charlie Bennett
  • Trainer: D M Loughnane
  • Owner: Ms A Quinn
Light blue, pink seams, pink cap (Mrs T Walker)
  • Winner: Reckless Wave
  • Jockey: Thomas Brown
  • Trainer: Ed Walker
  • Owner: Mrs T Walker

4
15:00 Polyroof Advanced Liquid Roofing Handicap

(Class 6) (7f 32y)
Yellow, purple epaulets, yellow sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, yellow star (Mr C L Bacon)
  • Winner: Cryptonite
  • Jockey: Alistair Rawlinson
  • Trainer: M Appleby
  • Owner: Mr C L Bacon

5
15:35 'Up On The Roof' Handicap

(Class 3) (1m 141y)
Maroon, beige spots on sleeves (Angmering Park Thoroughbreds I)
  • Winner: Ballard Down
  • Jockey: Harry Bentley
  • Trainer: W J Knight
  • Owner: Angmering Park Thoroughbreds I

6
16:10 Roof Care (North Staffs) Ltd Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Plus 10)

(Class 5) (1m 141y)
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves (Mr K Abdullah)
  • Winner: Vice Versa
  • Jockey: Kieran Shoemark
  • Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute
  • Owner: Mr K Abdullah

7
16:45 2IM Envirolead Apprentice Handicap (Div 1)

(Class 6) (1m 141y)
Dark blue, red epaulets, striped sleeves, quartered cap (Graham Lodge Partnership Ii)
  • Winner: Caribbean Spring
  • Jockey: Jane Elliott
  • Trainer: G G Margarson
  • Owner: Graham Lodge Partnership Ii

8
17:15 2IM Envirolead Apprentice Handicap (Div 2)

(Class 6) (1m 141y)
Yellow and orange stripes (Mr Andy Clarke)
  • Winner: The Dukkerer
  • Jockey: Lewis Edmunds
  • Trainer: J G Given
  • Owner: Mr Andy Clarke
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Dunstall Park
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01902 390000
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