Wolverhampton racecourse is a strange place being situated in the middle of a housing estate. It has a hotel on site but overall is a pretty heartless place to visit in person. Even the parade ring is all weather. The course has floodlights and regularly host Saturday night fixtures.
Key CharacteristicsWolverhampton racecourse is a left handed all-weather course. They have now become the first UK racecourse to use a Tapeta racing surface, with the first meeting on Tapeta being held on the 11th August 2014. It is still early days for Tapeta but it appears to resemble the Fibresand of Southwell, more than the Polytack of the other all weather courses, with it proving difficult to make up ground from the rear, and also suiting those US dirt sires which are also successful at Southwell.
The course is only a mile all the way round and its oval shape means that it is very similar in configuration to most US racetracks. Wolverhampton is tight with a short straight and like most of the all-weather tracks tends to suit horses that race handy, as it’s very difficult to come from a long way behind.