Chester Racecourse

The UK’s Oldest Horse Racing Venue

Having first been established in 1539, Chester Racecourse, located in Chester is said to be the oldest horse racing venue still in use in the world. This racecourse is renowned for its uniqueness as it is only 1 mile and 1 furlong, it comprises of tight bends and fast action racing, boasting an experience like no other. And there is no doubt that you’ll be in for a thrilling show.

This distinctive track hosts fifteen days of competitive racing throughout the year, although the Chester May Festival is undeniably the highlight in the Chester calendar. The prestigious festival is set across three days and delivers an intimate and unparalleled spectacle of world-class horse racing.

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.