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Chester Races

Chester Races

It’s easy to see why more than 200,000 people a year visit Chester Racecourse for a day at the races.

Framed by the city walls and River Dee, Chester racecourse, known as the Roodee, is the oldest in the UK with racing having taken place at the track since the early 16th Century.

Today it remains one of the most scenic racecourses on the circuit with the distinct black and white tudor facades creating a unique atmosphere, whilst the fact that the track is the shortest in the country, at just over a mile long, means you can get close to the action and enjoy unrivalled views as you cheer your horse on to the winning line.

Throughout 2016 the racecourse will play host to some of the biggest meetings in the racing calendar, each of which has its own unique appeal and identity.

Roman Day on the final Saturday in May is always a popular family event combining world-class racing with plenty of Roman themed activities for children to celebrate the course’s rich history.

Heading into summer Halewood International Day in early June and July’s Corbettsports City Plate Day and the Stella Artois Summer Festival provide an exhilarating day’s flat racing, whilst Ladies Day in August is without doubt the most glamorous, where the fashion stakes are bigger than the racing itself.

Search from a selection of meetings taking place this year at this most atmospheric course.


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