Chelmsford City racecourse

The former Great Leighs racecourse, which went into administration in 2009, re-opened in January 2015 after a £25m refurbishment as Chelmsford City Racecourse.

It has an all-weather track, but also a turf course and will be the first in the country to hold night races on a turf track. The flat course is laid out as an eight-and-a-half furlong left-handed oval, with a two-furlong home straight.

Address: City Racecourse, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1QP
Tel: 01245 364 299
Admission: Advance: £15.00, Door: £17.00
Road: Directly off A131 bypass
Rail: Chelmsford from Liverpool Street.
Car park: Free