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: 10.5° - 19.7°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 7.5mph SW

Last Update: 23/08/2017 17:00

Forecast: Sunny spells

Temperature: 10.5° - 19.7°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 7.5mph SW

Last Update: 23/08/2017 17:00

Replays & Results

13:20 Qatar Airways Nursery

(Class 6) (5f 21y)
Emerald green, orange and white halved sleeves (Ourselves Alone)
  • Winner: Princess Lyla
  • Jockey: Finley Marsh
  • Trainer: Richard Hughes
  • Owner: Ourselves Alone

13:50 Qatar Airways - Going Places Together Handicap

(Class 5) (5f 21y)
Dark blue and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves, white cap (Bradmill Ltd)
  • Winner: Midnightly
  • Jockey: M Harley
  • Trainer: Rae Guest
  • Owner: Bradmill Ltd

14:20 Birmingham To Doha And Beyond Handicap (Div 1)

(Class 6) (6f 20y)
Red, large royal blue spots (Tony Culhane Racing Club)
  • Winner: Newstead Abbey
  • Jockey: T Eaves
  • Trainer: M Herrington
  • Owner: Tony Culhane Racing Club

14:50 Birmingham To Doha And Beyond Handicap (Div 2)

(Class 6) (6f 20y)
Dark blue, white seams, striped sleeves, dark blue cap (Mr Ray Bailey)
  • Winner: Magic Moments
  • Jockey: M Harley
  • Trainer: A King
  • Owner: Mr Ray Bailey

15:25 Silks Lady Riders' Handicap

(Class 4) (1m 142y)
Grey, royal blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star (Northern Lads & Nawton Racing)
  • Winner: Fayez
  • Jockey: Shelley Birkett
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Owner: Northern Lads & Nawton Racing

16:00 Birmingham To The World Maiden Stakes

(Class 5) (1m 142y)
White, orange stars on sleeves, white cap, orange star (Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited)
  • Winner: Deja
  • Jockey: G Mosse
  • Trainer: J Noseda
  • Owner: Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited

16:30 Qatar - Skytrax Airline Of The Year Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 1f 104y)
Red, white epaulets, halved sleeves (Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum)
  • Winner: Ice Dancing
  • Jockey: Connor Beasley
  • Trainer: M L W Bell
  • Owner: Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum

17:00 Birmingham To Doha And Sydney Maiden Fillies' Stakes

(Class 5) (1m 1f 104y)
Red, black sash and cap (Mr J Shack & Mr G Barnard)
  • Winner: Great Court
  • Jockey: Jack Mitchell
  • Trainer: R Varian
  • Owner: Mr J Shack & Mr G Barnard
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