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“A Jockey Club Mistake”

Wolverhampton Racecourse
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Telford, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
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“A Jockey Club Mistake”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

The mistake was not allowing Ron Muddle to open this "dog track" in Telford. As a result he bought Dunstall Park - a nice Midlands course with Flat and NH racing and turned it into an alternative to the French meat market for failed racehorses. The only people who enjoy it are mug punters in betting shops who never go racing.
I have been there on a wet winter evening when the 15-20 paying customers were allowed into the Owners and Trainers Bar, and it was still not crowded. All other catering was closed except for a Chinese van facility.
I was with an owner whose trainer had not bothered to come so I was asked to saddle the horse; the one consolation was that she won, and the management invited us in for a drink and to see the video of the race

Visited February 2012
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English first
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83 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Wow what a treat”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Took the parents to the horizons restaurant for a crimbo limbo (the time between Christmas and New Year) treat.

Had a cracking time. Food and drink superb and the waiters were first.

The only criticism was a big hair in my mother in laws pudding (human not horse!) other than that very good.

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Braintree
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11 reviews
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“Good fun night, but food poor, and Michael Jackson tribute act a joke!”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Really enjoyed the racing, we had a table right in the front of the main restaurant, but the food selection was poor - even including sausages for a TdH Menu!

Also, when we came to order they had ruin out of some choices of food!

Don't bother with the after racing tribute act, the act was poor, and the bar it is held in quickly became "Fight Club" as some of the younger clientele seemed unable to consume large amounts of weak lager and still behave! Even as we left the course fights were breaking out around the parade ring, and the security staff seemed powerless to deal with it!

Visited November 2012
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west mids
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“always have a great time”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

I have been to Wolverhampton racecourse on numerous occasions and I always enjoy the visit we have dined in the horizons restaurant and the ringside and I cannot ever fault it especially if you pick a few winners.The staff are all fantastic and always make you feel extremely welcome, plus the live bands after racing are all very good.

Visited December 2012
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“Better then I thought”
Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

I love racing and been to many race courses and in February first time been here
The food was very over priced and not very good however very good day out and I really enjoyed it

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