Horse racing at the Worcester Racecourse began in 1718 and staged Flat racing until 1966. Since then, the racecourse staged National Hunt racing only, and in 1995, summer jumping started.
In April 2000, Arena Leisure took over the running of the racecourse, but the City Council is still the owner of the land and management of the maintenance of the grass area in the center of the racetrack. During the 2007 floods, the racecourse was inundated, and all the fixtures after June 30 had to be canceled. As of July 2019, 55 horses had been killed at the course since 2007.
The venue is located in the city of Worcester, Worcestershire, England. Worcester residents are popularly known as ‘Pitchcroft’. Currently owned by Worcester City Council but leased to Arena Leisure Plc.
The track is flat, left-handed with easy turns, an oval circuit of about 13 furlongs (approximately 2,615 meters) in length. It has four enclosures, the County Enclosure, Grandstand Bar, Centre Course Enclosure, Severn Restaurant. During non-race days, it is still open for conferences, events, parties, and much more.