|Location||Wolverhampton, West Midlands|
|Owned by||Arena Leisure Plc|
|Screened on||At The Races|
Wolverhampton Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. The track was the first to be floodlit in Britain and often holds meetings in the evening.
The course has a Polytrack surface, and is one mile (1,609 m) in circumference, with left-hand turns — giving it greater commonality with most racetracks found in the United States than with other venues in the UK.
There has been a racecourse in Wolverhampton since 1887, although it has moved location and is now based at Dunstall Park, where it moved at the end of the 1920s.
In December 1993 the course was re-vamped with floodlights and a new all-weather Fibresand track that ran alongside the turf track. A hotel, new grandstand, restaurant and executive boxes were also built at this time. In 1999 the course was bought from private ownership by Arena Leisure. In 2004 the Fibresand and turf tracks were replaced with one Polytrack surface, as well as refurbishment of the hotel and conference facilities. Since that time the course has only held flat all weather races.
The course has been granted planning permission by Wolverhampton City Council, to expand the hotel from 54 to 170 bedrooms and to tarmac the over-spill car park. The £26 million project also includes plans for a casino which would create the first racino in the UK.
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