Racing has taken place at the Pitchcroft course, close to the banks of the River Severn, since at least 1718. The course has often been under water but none worse than the floods of 2007 when many fixtures were lost.
Most of the fixtures take place in the summer at the course which has an oval circuit of about 13 furlongs. Situated in the heart of the city, the course is well-served by road and rail.
Left-hand flat oval track of about 13f with a 220yds run-in and easy bends. With nine fences and six hurdles per circuit, suits the galloping type.