Worcester Racecourse Guide
Worcester Racecourse is situated on the banks of the River Severn in an idyllic spot, however, like the nearby New Road cricket ground the course does run the risk of flooding from the Severn.
Worcester features National Hunt racing only and has around 20 race days from May through to October.
Highlights: The highest grade of race is Class 3 and it is not seen as a course where trainers take their best horses.
The main meetings are Ladies' Day in June, two Family Fun Days in June & September and Irish Night in July.
The races are well supported by trainers and many a plot takes place from relatively small stables.
TV Channel: Sky Sports Racing
Bookmaker Streaming Services Available From Ladbrokes, William Hill
If you are going to Worcester races then why not download the OLBG app to get all the latest Worcester tips at the course?
* All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Worcester
Worcester Outright Favourite Statistics
- Handicap Chases: 50-153 (33%) -8.43
- Handicap Hurdles: 53-185 (29%) -23.76
- Non-Handicap Chases: 12-25 (48%) -2.71
- Non-Handicap Hurdles: 50-112 (45%) -17.28
Worcester Racecourse Map
National Hunt Only: fairly easy track, flat with fences not too demanding. The bend after the winning post is fairly sharp and there is a fairly long run in after jumping the last fence or hurdle.
Worcester Racecourse Address: Grand Stand Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 3EJ
Worcester Racecourse Telephone Number: 01905 25364
To buy tickets for a race day at Worcester, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.
Tips From Worcester Racecourse
The course is oval and very flat, inexperienced horses are often taken to Worcester to give them racecourse experience on this fair track. The fences do not take much jumping and too many, it seems the course is more suited to the casual racegoer enjoying a day out, rather than the hardened punter. A long home straight means results can change and the TV camera angle of the run-in after the last can be a little deceptive for in-play punters.
The ease of the track is why you often get big fields at Worcester as trainers are not risking their owner's pride and joy, take note when a trainer runs an unplaced horse or faller at a bigger track on its previous run, Worcester can be seen as a course to build back a horse’s confidence.
So we know that Worcester often has big field handicaps where smaller trainers are in with a shout of getting a winner or at least some prize money. It's a mixture of smaller trainers plotting up a horse versus bigger trainers giving their novices or below-top-grade handicappers a chance of a win.
You’ll notice the number of Worcester tips made above on each horse on OLBG, these are also expressed in % terms and the number of tips made with comments for each one. Our star rating is extremely useful in that it combines the popularity (i.e. how many tips were made) and the latest Worcester betting odds.
Never be afraid of a bigger handicap price at Worcester, many of the runners are of average ability, with the 4/1 horse often of a similar grade to the 14/1 horse.
Worcester Jockey & Trainer Statistics
Who are the best national hunt jockeys and trainers to bet on at Worcester?
Focusing only on trainers who show a profit when backing all of their runners, top of the pile at Worcester for the number of winners is Fergal O'Brien who has produced a total of forty winners in return for an LSP of +3.40. With an eachway LSP of +41.04 at Worcester, N P Mulholland leads the trainers in profit for backing eachway which has been helped by their fifty-seven placings which include a total of thirty winners. Daniel Skelton does not have a great record at Worcester, their LSP of -45.72 has them stone dead bottom of the trainers' list, which has come from ten winners from eighty-three runners which is a 12% strike rate.
With a total number of forty-four winners at Worcester, Sam Twiston-Davies leads the way for winners from jockeys who have shown a profit (+89.64) for all of their rides at Worcester. When looking at jockeys and looking for some eachway value at Worcester, then the jockey who shows the best eachway profit is Charlie Price, that LSP is +82.72 which has been accumulated by a total of ten placings which includes five winners. At the other end of the spectrum is David G Noonan who has a terrible record at Worcester, of all the jockeys their LSP of -82.40 is the worst and they have a 3% strike rate with three winners from ninety-seven rides.
Worcester Picks & Hints
Here are some factors at Worcester for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:
- 10-21 (48%) +33.88 - Backing Nick Scholfield rides when on horses aged 6yo
- 5-9 (56%) +21.13 - Backing Luca Morgan rides when in a Handicap Chase race
- 5-7 (71%) +17.03 - Backing Harry Cobden rides when in a Handicap Novices Chase race
- 5-12 (42%) +14.18 - Backing N J Henderson runners when in a Novices Hurdle race
- 7-14 (50%) +14.75 - Backing Harry Skelton rides when on horses aged 6yo
Worcester Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations
Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Worcester based on the number of winners:
- 20 Wins: Fergal O'Brien & P J Brennan
- 19 Wins: P Bowen & Sean P Bowen
- 16 Wins: N A Twiston-Davies & Sam Twiston-Davies
- 15 Wins: Dr R D P Newland & Sam Twiston-Davies
- 13 Wins: N J Henderson & Nico Boinville
Worcester Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit
|N P Mulholland
|N A Twiston-Davies
|N J Henderson
|C E Longsdon
|P F Nicholls
|Miss E C Lavelle
|P J Hobbs
Worcester Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit
|K K Woods
|James C Bowen
|T J O'Brien
With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Worcester Racecourse which includes the favourite statistics and the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using results from HorseRaceBase.