Chester racecourse

Known as the Roodee it is the oldest racecourse in Britain with the sport dating back to 1539 which is the name of the on-course restaurant. It is also the smallest at just over a mile which produces a thrilling spectacle for the big crowds that always flock to this delightful venue

Good quality Flat racing is held between May and September, the most noteworthy being the three-days at the start of the season with the Chester Cup taking pride of place.

Address: Chester Racecourse, Watergate Street, Chester, Chesire, CH1 2LY
Tel: 01244 304 610
Email: Clerk of the Course : Andrew Morris
Admission: County Concourse from £32; Tattersalls from £26, Dee Stand from £11 and Open Course from £7; Accompanied U16s FREE
Road: From north or south, M6-M56, leaving at Junction 14. Track 3/4 mile south west of the town centre between A483 and A548
Rail: Euston to Chester, early shuttle available from train station.
Car park: Car Parking from £7. Coach minibus on course £15 a day (pre-book)
Flat: Tight left-hand circuit with a short run-in of just over a furlong. Low numbers have a distinct advantage, a fast break in sprints is essential.