Midlands Grand National

Midlands Grand National, Uttoxeter

Saturday 16th March

Wake up to a hearty breakfast and then head off to the races to enjoy this spectacular sporting day at the Midlands Grand National - the jewel in Uttoxeter Racecourse’s horse racing crown since 1969. Expect a day full of heightened excitement, fun and adrenaline rushes as the runners and riders race towards the finishing line to compete for some of the most sought after titles in the region.

This top-class Listed Handicap Chase features some of the best chasers and is a true test of stamina for both horse and rider with a prize of £150,000. Several of this races' previous runners have raced to glory in top steeplechase races such as the Aintree Grand National and Cheltenham Gold Cup, so be sure to come and watch the best of the best.

Gates Open: 10.45
First Race: 13.15
Last Race: 16.45 approx
Total Races: 7 with jumps



Book a Stay

Why not spend the night with us enjoying a seasonal dinner before heading off to the races after a hearty breakfast. Or having spent the day at Uttoxeter, return to the comfort of Wildhive Callow Hall for drinks and dinner followed by a relaxing night's sleep in a luxury woodland Hive or homely bedroom in the house.

Free Transport
Gather your friends together for a fun day at the races. We will provide FREE transport to Uttoxeter and back for groups of 8 or more staying at Wildhive.

See below for Competition details on the chance to win a stay at Wildhive with entry and hospitality at the Midlands Grand National worth £1000 ~ closes 10th March.


As well as the thrilling racing, there will be plenty of other entertainment too! The rugby village in the Centre Course will be hosting live music plus screening the Six Nations Rugby - Wales vs Italy match.

Getting there

Located on the Staffordshire / Derbyshire border, Uttoxeter Racecourse is easily accessible from Wildhive (20 mins) and for groups of 8 or more Wildhive guests, we will be offering free transport to and from the event, so you can relax with a drink or two, hopefully celebrating a successful win!

What to wear at Uttoxeter

Racegoers often choose to adopt a smarter style. For example, smart jeans or tailored shorts and a collared shirt for gentlemen. Many visitors opt to dress for the occasion on feature race days. The only stipulation is that sporting team shirts and offensive fancy dress are not permitted.

The priority at Uttoxeter is making sure that you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. On a practical note, all race meetings at Uttoxeter are predominantly outdoor events, and therefore be mindful of the weather when deciding what to wear.


Wildhive x Uttoxeter Racecourse Competition

Uttoxeter Race Course in partnership with Wildhive are offering a fantastic weekend experience worth over £1000 for the lucky winner and a plus one on Friday 15th & Saturday 16th March 2024.

The prize will include the following:

Friday March 15th
• A delicious three-course dinner* at Wildhive Callow Hall
• An overnight stay in a Woodland Hive at Wildhive Callow Hall
• Breakfast before heading to the races

*Please note dinner does not include alcohol 
Saturday March 16th
• Two VIP tickets for the bet365 Midlands Grand National
• Table in the 1907 restaurant for the duration of the day
• 4-course menu designed by our award-winning chefs
• Bottle of Fizz to enjoy on the day
As well as the hospitality, the winners will also get to enjoy eight jump races, live music, plus the option to watch the Six Nations Rugby in the Rugby Village! This really is the ultimate luxury weekend!

The competition closes at midnight on 10th March 2024.