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A Punters Guide to Worcester Race Track - Left Hand,Right Hand,Galloping,Easy.Worcester Racecourse Facts.
A description of Worcester Racetrack - Gradients,Direction,Trivia, - Worcester Racecourse.
Worcester Racecourse is located in the city of Worcester,south west midlands of England.
In common with most U.K. tracks they race left handed at Worcester.
Track is almost flat and no real stamina requirements needed to win at Worcester Racecourse.
The bends here are easy to negotiate,and will suit most horses,and for that reason field sizes are usually more competitive than many other National Hunt courses.
Front runners can do well at Worcester as it is galloping in nature,but 4 fences in the straight need to be jumped well.
Worcester Racecourse has a circuit of about 1mile 5 furlongs.
No flat racing just National Hunt racing (jumps) hosted at this track.
Fences are not too difficult (9 for each circuit),but 4 fences in the home straight can make for exciting dash for the line,and horses will need to jump well to win,as the run in from last fence is just 200 yards to the winning line.
The hurdle course has just 6 obstacles to negotiate each circuit.
Flat racing was held at Worcester Racecourse,but ended in 1966.
Racing at this location (Pitchcroft) is recorded as early as 1718.
Many race tracks are hard to get to - not Worcester Racecourse as it right in the heart of the city.
Children are welcome here,and a permanent play area is located in the centre enclosure.
Most meetings are now held during the summer months,particularly as Worcester Racecourse,adjacent to the River Severn,is prone to flooding.The floods of 2007 were so severe that most meetings were lost that year.
The centre enclosure is very popular with families,and picnics are allowed in this enclosure.
Children under 18 get in free at Worcester Racecourse (must be with an adult).
Worcester host about 20 meetings each year.
Family or business groups ( they can cater for 12 to 200) can book private suites for the day,with lots of extras to make the day at the races extra special - details from management.
Non racing days are also busy at Worcester Racecourse,and weddings,exhibitions,business meetings can all be hosted - details from events manager.
Look out for the themed days like family or ladies day,when extra entertainments are provided for racegoers.
Do not bring your dog to Worcester Racecourse - you won't get in ! - the only exception is guide dogs.
Pre book your tickets if you are going racing in a group - the bigger your party the more free tickets you get.
The restaurant,overlooking the winning line is very popular,and you will almost certainly,need to pre book to get a table.
Senior citizens also get a discount at Worcester Racecourse - at time of review it was £2 off all enclosure prices.
Disabled racing fans will enjoy a day out at Worcester Racecourse with toilets,lifts,raised viewing and parking all provided - and if you need a carer,they get free admission to track.
Rail travel is ideal for visiting Worcester Racecourse - the track is a pleasant 10 minute walk from the station through the city.
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