About Chester Racecourse
According to official records Chester is the oldest racecourse still in use in England, with horse racing dating back to the 16th century. It is also considered to be the smallest of significance, at only 1 mile 1 furlong.
Their web site includes latest news from the course, together with details of tickets & badges, planning your visit to the course, raceday hospitality, Chester members, sponsorship and ownners & trainers facilities. It also includes information about their restaurants, plus hiring the venue for weddings, parties, conferences, meetings and exhibitions.
The highlight of their racing calendar is the May Festival, which includes the following races:
- Cheshire Oaks - Listed race for 3 year old fillies run over 1 mile 3 furlongs and 79 yards
- Chester Cup - Flat handicap, for horses aged 4 years and above, run over 2 mile 2 furlongs and 147 yards
- Huxley Stakes - Group 3 race, for horses aged 4 and above, run over 1 mile 2 furlongs and 75 yards
- Chester Vase - Group 3 race, for 3 year old colts and geldings, run over 1 mile 4 furlongs and 66 yards
- Ormonde Stakes - Group 3 race, for horses aged 4 and above, run over 1 mile 5 furlongs and 89 yards
- Dee Stakes - Group 3 race, for 3 year old colts and geldings, run over 1 mile 2 furlongs and 75 yards
Free Bets on Chester Races
Left-handed, flat, just over 1m round with short run-in. Very sharp, not favouring long-striding horses.
Going Racing at Chester
Chester Racecourse is south east of the town. It is sign-posted from all major routes. On racedays, road closures around the racecourse are normal with pedestrian access only to and from the racecourse. Coming from the north or south take the M6/M56 and exit Junction 14, then follow the signs.
The Euston line goes direct to Chester General Station where you can pick up a bus to the racecourse on racedays.