WhichBookie racing analyst Andrew Blair White provides a preview and betting tips for races at Limerick on Friday 27th May.
Worcester Racecourse, or ‘Pitchcroft’ as it is commonly known to locals, is situated in the West Midlands, around 30 miles south of Birmingham.
Horse racing in Worcester dates back to 1718 and the course used to host flat racing up until 1966 but now focuses solely on National Hunt racing.
Racing takes place during the summer months, which would usually be used for flat racing, as during the winter, because of the location of the racecourse next to the River Severn, it is at risk of flooding.
Worcester Racecourse is left-handed and oval-shaped with a distance of around 13 furlongs around.
The course is flat and features a total of nine fences. Five of which are down the back straight and five found on the home straight.
Worcester isn’t known for hosting prestigious races but it is a popular racecourse and the weather during the months that the course is open (from May through to October), certainly helps draw in the crowds. The fact that Worcester hosts National Hunt racing throughout the summer months which is relatively rare, can also be appealing to jumps-loving racegoers.
There are at least two meets in the calendar for each of the six months that the course hosts racing with a mixing of afternoon and evening meets along with Family Fun Days and the always popular, Ladies Day which takes place in June.
|Address||Grand Stand Road, Worcester WR1 3EJ|
|Nearest Train Station||Worcester Foregate Street Station|