Chester Races

Chester Races
Chester Racecourse
Chester Races parade ring
Chester Races - battle for the finish post

Chester Races

Experience the buzz and excitement of horse racing at the oldest and most picturesque racecourse in the UK at Chester.

Nicknamed the ‘Roodee’, Chester Racecourse is rich in heritage having hosted some of the UK’s most prestigious race meetings since the early 16th Century.

With Caledonian Travel you can enjoy a day’s action packed racing and combine it with the delights of a city break. With five meetings to choose from, you’re certain to find one to suit you.

At Caledonian Travel our sports packages offer exceptional value for money, with coach travel, hotel accommodation and inclusive itinerary all included in the price.

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A day at Chester races is great way to celebrate a special occasion or simply have a fun day out with all the family.

Surrounded the city walls and nestling on the banks of the River Dee, Chester racecourse is officially the oldest in the country, with its first race meeting held in 1539.

Today, it remains one of the most picturesque courses on the circuit characterised by its black and white Tudor framed stands which overlook the finishing post.

Chester racecourse is also the shortest in the country, at just over a mile, meaning every finish is a thrilling spectacle and you can get close to the action at the winning post.

Every year the racecourse plays host to some of the biggest flat meetings in the racing calendar, which you can experience with Caledonian Travel. Search today.

Immerse yourself in the course’s Roman heritage on Roman Day, held on the final Saturday in May, featuring plenty of themed Roman themed activities, including a chariot race, as well as world-class racing. Pack your camera for this one as you’re certain to get some great snaps with punters dressed as gladiators and emperors.

You can also enjoy an exhilarating day’s racing during the height of summer on Summer Saturday in June, at the Summer Festival or the Midsummer meeting in July.

At the start of September, Chester Stakes Day also promises a great day’s racing with the field including world-class horses and jockeys.

Whether you’re a keen racegoer or first-timer, you’re guaranteed to have a memorable day out at this atmospheric course.


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