Worcester Course Guide

Racing has taken place at Worcester since 1718 and in recent years the course has emerged as a popular venue for summer jumping, staging 20 National Hunt fixtures from May to October in 2015.

Among the feature races staged at the track are the Valerie Lewis Memorial Handicap Chase and the Richard Davis Memorial Chase. The Valerie Lewis Memorial Handicap Chase, named in honour of the co-owner of three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Best Mate who lived in Worcester, takes place in June over an extended two and a half miles.

The Richard Davis Memorial Novices’ Handicap Chase, run in the memory of the young jump jockey who died in a fall at Southwell in 1996, is also run over an extended two and a half miles and usually takes place at the start of the traditional jumps season.

With its flat oval course Worcester is seen an ideal place to introduce a novice and many leading West Country trainers run their horses at the track in order to gain valuable racecourse experience; 2004 Cheltenham Festival Stayers’ Hurdle hero Iris’s Gift won his first two career starts at Worcester.

Jumps Racing

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Flat, left-handed with easy turns. Portable fences take little jumping, the course being one of the easiest in the country to negotiate, though many show a tendency to go right in the home straight. The long home straight should, in theory, give hold-up horses plenty of time to recover ground, but when conditions ride quick in summer months it pays more often than not to race handily. Beware betting on close finishes as camera is situated some way short of winning line.

It’s a pity Worcester doesn’t race in the winter, due to the proximity of the River Severn and the well-known flood problems it can cause, because it’s a lovely track. The list of classy horses to have won round there is incredible, including the likes of Morley Street, and it’s a great course for a novice chaser. You could compare it to Newbury or Newcastle, a good galloping track, with very fair fences and lovely smooth turns. You don’t hear too many hard-luck stories from jockeys riding Worcester.

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Replays & Results

14:10 Bet toteplacepot At totesport.com Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (2m 4f)
Dark blue, emerald green star, light blue sleeves and cap (Mr Tadhg Moynihan)
  • Winner: Auenwirbel
  • Jockey: G Sheehan
  • Trainer: Mrs L J Young
  • Owner: Mr Tadhg Moynihan

14:40 Bet toteexacta At totesport.com Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (2m 4f)
Red and royal blue diabolo, yellow sleeves, black diamonds, yellow cap, black diamonds (J H & N J Foxon Ltd)
  • Winner: Newton Geronimo
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville
  • Trainer: Ben Pauling
  • Owner: J H & N J Foxon Ltd

15:10 Bet totequadpot At totesport.com Claiming Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 4f)
Dark green, white chevron, black sleeves, white armlets, white cap (Brewers Racing Club)
  • Winner: Destiny's Gold
  • Jockey: Charlie Hammond
  • Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
  • Owner: Brewers Racing Club

15:40 Bet totetrifecta At totesport.com Handicap Hurdle

(Class 2) (2m 4f)
Black, white hoop, black sleeves, white stars (Mr R E R Williams)
  • Winner: Voodoo Doll
  • Jockey: Adam Wedge
  • Trainer: Evan Williams
  • Owner: Mr R E R Williams

16:10 Bet toteswinger At totesport.com Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m)
Dark blue, pink epaulets, armlets and cap (Dr V M G Ferguson)
  • Winner: Leapaway
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Owner: Dr V M G Ferguson

16:40 Bet toteWin At totesport.com Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Div 1)

(Class 5) (2m)
Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star (Prof Caroline Tisdall)
  • Winner: Celestial Path
  • Jockey: T Scudamore
  • Trainer: D Pipe
  • Owner: Prof Caroline Tisdall

17:10 Bet toteWin At totesport.com Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Div 2)

(Class 5) (2m)
Royal blue, white spots, white and royal blue hooped sleeves (Mrs Elizabeth Lane)
  • Winner: Bee An Aristocrat
  • Jockey: Bryony Frost
  • Trainer: J D Frost
  • Owner: Mrs Elizabeth Lane

17:40 Bet totePlace At totesport.com Conditional Jockeys' Mares' Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m)
Dark blue, mauve stars, dark blue cap, mauve star (Mr David J Smith)
  • Winner: Inessa
  • Jockey: Charlie Hammond
  • Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
  • Owner: Mr David J Smith
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