Chester Racecourse – the Roodee

The UK’s Oldest Horse Racing Venue

Having first been established in 1539, Chester Racecourse is said to be the oldest horse racing venue still in use in the world. Chester Racecourse is renowned for its short course, being only 1 mile and 1 furlong and comprising tight bends and fast action racing.

This distinctive track hosts fifteen days of competitive racing throughout the year, although the Chester May Festival is undeniably the highlight in the calendar. Chester is no stranger to the Royal Family either and consistently sits in the Top 5 for annual spectator attendance as it hosts some of the most iconic racing events of the year, such as the Chester Cup, Ormonde Stakes and Chester Vase.

Chester Hospitality in 2022

As an Official Hospitality Supplier (OHS), we provide exclusive VIP Chester Racecourse hospitality packages and tickets for the Chester May Festival taking place 4-6 May 2022. We offer a range of packages tailored to suit guests visiting throughout the festival, all with exceptional views of the racecourse.

Chester Racecourse News and Updates

The Boodles May Festival is the most famous and well-known horse racing meeting to take place at Chester Racecourse. The 2021 flat racing season commenced with the prestigious Boodles May Festival, which took place behind closed doors with only owners, trainers and jockeys in attendance.

Although we couldn’t attend the 2021 May Festival, we can look forward to welcoming guests to the 2022 Chester May Festival, which takes place over three days: Chester City Day (Wednesday 4th May 2022), Chester Ladies Day (Thursday 5th May 2022) and Chester Cup Day (Friday 6th May 2022).

Ladies Day is considered a significant event within the racing calendar. Renowned for its style and sophistication, Ladies Day provides the utmost sophistication and glamour for all to enjoy with the very best in fashion and style on parade at Chester Racecourse.

The final day of the prestigious Chester May Festival sees the highest-profile and most valuable race of our season take place, the historic Tote Chester Cup.  The Chester Cup is the highlight of the year and one of the major handicaps of the British racing calendar.