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Enjoy a free afternoon at Wolverhampton races

Enjoy Wolverhampton - and enjoy a free afternoon at the races!

Heather Ernstons, City of Wolverhampton Council Manager – Partnerships (Enterprise), Jan Denning, Wolverhampton Racecourse Commercial Sales Director, and Cherry Shine, Wolverhampton Business Improvement District (BID) Director, join race horse ‘Smoke that
Enjoy Wolverhampton at the races

Wolverhampton Racecourse is offering the unforgettable experience of all weather horse racing with free Grandstand tickets on Tuesday 5 July.

This includes access to the paddock, trackside, bars, food outlets and betting facilities, with gates open at 12.30pm and races every half hour from 2.25pm to 5.25pm.

Booking is essential by calling 01902 390000 or visiting Wolverhampton Racecourse and using voucher code VSTWK16 up to 48 hours before the event (maximum 6 tickets per person). Wolverhampton Racecourse Commercial Sales Director, Jan Denning, said: "Wolverhampton Racecourse is proud to be a partner in Enjoy Wolverhampton.

"We're really excited to be part of the programme from July 1 to 10 - it is a great initiative showcasing our great city.

"Wolverhampton really is a city full of 'hidden gems', from restaurants, café bars, music and the arts to fun and thrilling experiences like here at the racecourse.

"It is evident from the increase in enquiries for both racing, music evenings and conference & events that Wolverhampton is a perfect location to choose for business and entertainment.

"Wolverhampton businesses are inspiring to work with too, all working together towards a common goal of keeping and attracting business and tourism to our region."

The racecourse is a key player in the city's visitor economy and its on site Holiday Inn Hotel is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, which is set to be completed next month.

"We're proud to be investing further in Wolverhampton Racecourse and our popular on site Hotel, the Holiday Inn," added Jan.

"This investment complements perfectly the regeneration that is going on in Wolverhampton, offering leisure and business visitors a perfect base to enjoy our city or conduct business.

"The hotel is undergoing a major investment, remodelling and refurbishing all public areas and all 54 bedrooms.  There will be new menus, comfortable areas to catch up with work or simply relax, meet, chat, eat and drink; and new to the hotel, we will be serving Starbucks coffee.

"The hotel is due to re-open in less than 3 weeks' time on 11 July and our team is undergoing new training on customer service and engagement.

"After being closed for over 8 weeks, we are delighted to see such strong forward bookings from corporate and leisure guests.

"It seems everyone is excited to experience our new hotel and we can't wait to welcome everyone and show it off."

For more information email info@wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk, or search Wolverhampton Racecourse on Facebook or @WolvesRaces on Twitter.

For full details of the exciting programme of Enjoy Wolverhampton events taking place in the City Friday 1 to Sunday 10 July, visit Enjoy Wolverhampton.

  • released: Friday 24 June, 2016