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Wolverhampton Racecourse Tips & Stats Guide

We check out one of the busiest racecourses in the UK

Wolverhampton Racecourse is a regular on the UK flat racing calendar, with meetings throughout the year on their all-weather track.

The first course in the UK to be floodlit, Wolverhampton is a mainstay through the winter months, with over 30 meetings scheduled through December, January, and February, when many meetings can fall foul of the weather.

A fair track with few hard luck stories, Wolverhampton is a popular racecourse with punters and also attracts a loyal following of local on-course fans.

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Wolverhampton Tips for Today

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Wolverhampton Lucky 15 Tips

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Wolverhampton Tips

Lucky 15 for Saturday 9th December

We've got four tips from Wolverhampton in a Lucky 15 on Saturday night


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Island Of Skye

Winner at Kempton last time out, wearing first time blinkers, which are left on here.

Gone up 4lb, but that’s fair, and comes here with an excellent chance to follow up.

Johnny James

Won first two starts at Catterick and Southwell before having time off the track.

Returned from three months off last time out, running second over C&D, could still have more to come with few miles on the clock, and can go well here.

Vaguely Royal

Up 3lb for winning at Newcastle last time out, his first run on the AW.

I think there’s more improvement to come on this surface, and he’s not ran too much anyway, so still on the up, enough for him to defy the latest rise.


Won over C&D last season, and comes here on the back of what was a nice run at Kempton.

Finished fifth that day, in what was a slightly better race, return here and a drop in quality, and he should go close.

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We’ve also highlighted two betting angles to help with your Wolverhampton bets.

Patience is key

It’s rare that a horse makes all over 5 furlongs at Wolverhampton, with a tendency for the leaders to go too quick too early. A patient ride is required, so look for jockeys with plenty of track knowledge.

Low is a positive

Being drawn low is preferable over 5 furlongs, seven furlongs, and 1 mile due to the short run to the first turn. Horses can win from an outside draw, but they’ll have done it the hard way.

Top Wolverhampton Jockeys

Rossa Ryan is a jockey to keep on your side, showing a profit to level stakes over the last three seasons around Duntall Park.

James Doyle is another worth watching for - he’s operating at about a 25% strike rate at the track.

Top Wolverhampton Trainers

The racing at Wolverhampton is always competitive, meaning it can be tough for trainers to enjoy a high strike rate at the Midlands course.

It is worth watching out for Mick Appleby runners, though, as he shows a profit to level stakes with his runners at the track over the last three years.

Wolverhampton Free Bets & Betting Offers

A regular on Sky Sports Racing, Wolverhampton sees plenty of betting offers from the top UK bookmakers, eager to attract punters.

If the weather hits other higher-profile meetings, then Wolverhampton has, on occasion, been shown on ITV Racing, seeing enhanced odds for the all-weather action.

Punters looking for a generous welcome offer to use on the horse racing action at Wolverhampton should check out BetGoodwin, who also have some excellent ongoing promotions for customers.

Wolverhampton Racecourse Layout & Info

Wolverhampton Racecourse, also known as Dunstall Park, is located in Wolverhampton, England.

It has been an all-weather track since 2004 and was the first racecourse in the UK to be floodlit, and as of 2014, the surface has been Tapeta.

A flat oval, about a mile around, Wolverhampton is known to be a fair track - it doesn’t favour front-runners or hold up horses, and there is generally no track bias.

As mentioned, a low draw is preferred over 5 furlongs, seven furlongs, and 1 mile due to the short run to the first bend.

As an all-weather tack, the racing at Wolverhampton is typically of a lower level with an emphasis on quantity over quality.

However, the track does host a Listed race - the Lady Wulfruna Stakes, which is scheduled to be held in March every year.

The 2023 Lady Wulfruna Stakes was won by Berkshire Shadow, ridden by Oisin Murphy.

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Scott McGlynn

Famed for his Acca of the Day and Bet Builder selections, Scott provides tips across many sports on Freebets, and is our lead Scottish football writer