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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(Class 6) (5f 21y)
White, royal blue epaulets, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Law Abiding Citizens)
  • Winner: Storm Lightning
  • Jockey: E J Walsh
  • Trainer: W M Brisbourne
  • Owner: Law Abiding Citizens

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(Class 6) (5f 21y)
Dark blue and white diamonds (Reprobates Too)
  • Winner: Alaskan Bay
  • Jockey: William Carson
  • Trainer: Rae Guest
  • Owner: Reprobates Too

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(Class 6) (6f 20y)
Yellow, royal blue chevron and armlets, white cap (Mr Denis Quinn)
  • Winner: The Galla Girl
  • Jockey: Gina Mangan
  • Trainer: D P Quinn
  • Owner: Mr Denis Quinn

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(Class 5) (6f 20y)
Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond (Mrs E Evans)
  • Winner: Kodiline
  • Jockey: Hollie Doyle
  • Trainer: P D Evans
  • Owner: Mrs E Evans

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(Class 4) (1m 5f 219y)
Lime green, royal blue epaulets and cap (Dr J Walker & Partner)
  • Winner: Dalileo
  • Jockey: F Norton
  • Trainer: M Johnston
  • Owner: Dr J Walker & Partner

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(Class 6) (1m 4f 51y)
Purple, beige star, purple sleeves, beige stars and cap (Cccp Syndicate)
  • Winner: Nelson River
  • Jockey: George Downing
  • Trainer: A W Carroll
  • Owner: Cccp Syndicate

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(Class 4) (1m 142y)
Grey, red cap (The Rare Quality Partnership I)
  • Winner: Felix The Poet
  • Jockey: Hollie Doyle
  • Trainer: Archie Watson
  • Owner: The Rare Quality Partnership I

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(Class 6) (7f 36y)
Yellow, royal blue disc and sleeves, hooped cap (John Abbey & Emma Evans)
  • Winner: Brockey Rise
  • Jockey: Rossa Ryan
  • Trainer: P D Evans
  • Owner: John Abbey & Emma Evans
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