UK Racecourse Information

Chester Racecourse

Racecourse Information
Welcome To Chester Racecourse
Racing at Chester's historic Roodee course dates back to the early 16th century, making it the country's oldest racecourse. It is also one of the most appealing with views of the city walls, River Dee and the Welsh Hills. At 239 yards it also provides the shortest straight in the country
Contact Details
Chester Racecourse
Address
Chester Race Co. Ltd
The Racecourse
Chester
CH1 2LY
Telephone
01244 304600
Fax
01244 304649
Travel Information
Local Transport Links
By Road
Chester Racecourse is south east of the town. Coming from the north or south take the M6/M56 and exit Junction 14, then follow the AA and RAC signs
By Rail
The Euston line goes direct to Chester General Station where you can pick up a bus to the racecourse on racedays
Railway Station
Chester Railway Station 0.9 miles (1.4 km)
Airport
Liverpool John Lennon 10.1 miles (16.3 km)
By Air
Helicopters can land at the racecourse by prior agreement.
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Facilities
Betting
There are Tote and bookmaker facilities across the course
Parking
Car parking in the centre of the course costs £5 per car and £10 per coach/ minibus
Children
Children under 16 will be admitted for free when accompanied by an adult, excluding the County Stand
Disabled
The disabled may enter restricted areas free of charge with one companion. There is a viewing platform in the Paddock area where there are also toilet facilities.
Enclosures And Grandstands
County Stand
Tickets:
£26 - £39
Food And Drink
The Turf Restaurant is situated in the Concourse room, which also has several bars and food outlets. The Long Room on the first floor serves light snacks and refreshments.
Viewing
This section has the most commanding views of the course, including overlooking views of the Winning Post. There is access to the Winner's Enclosure and the Parade Ring, via the subway
Dress
Men must wear a suit, jacket and tie. No jeans or trainers.
Tattersalls
Tickets:
£16-£21
Food And Drink
There are food and drink areas including the Champagne, Seafood and Pavilion bar. Also there is a Harry Ramsden fish and chip shop
Viewing
There are views over the racecourse from the grandstand. You can also gain entry to the Winner’s Enclosure and Parade Ring
Dress
Smart casual dress is advised
Dee Stand
Tickets:
£8
Food And Drink
Fast food outlets offer a range of hot and cold snacks
Viewing
For less money, there is still very good viewing further down the course in this Enclosure
Dress
Course
Tickets:
£6 / £7
Food And Drink
Fast food outlets provide a choice of snacks and meals
Viewing
The historical Roodee provides the location for the open course
Dress
Course Details
Flat Course
Chester Racecourse Flat Course
Effect Of Draw
A low draw and a fast start give a distinct advantage in sprints



Left-handed, flat, just over 1m round with short run-in. Very sharp, not favouring long-striding horses.
Fixtures
2013
Date
08/05/2013 - Wednesday
09/05/2013 - Thursday
10/05/2013 - Friday
25/05/2013 - Saturday
08/06/2013 - Saturday
28/06/2013 - Friday
29/06/2013 - Saturday
12/07/2013 - Friday
13/07/2013 - Saturday
04/08/2013 - Sunday
17/08/2013 - Saturday
30/08/2013 - Friday
31/08/2013 - Saturday
14/09/2013 - Saturday
28/09/2013 - Saturday
Race Type
Flat
Flat
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Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
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