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. It was the first UK racecourse to use a Tapeta racing surface. Tapeta is now also used at Newcastle and Southwell. Tapeta appears to be like a mix of Polytrack and Fibresand with it proving difficult to make up ground from the rear, and also suiting those US dirt sires which were also successful at the old Southwell Fibresand course.
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 is very difficult to come from a long way behind.