Chester Racecourse – the Roodee

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.

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. 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 Racecourse Hospitality

As an Official Hospitality Supplier (OHS) we are delighted to provide exclusive VIP hospitality packages and tickets for the Chester May Festival in 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 2021 racing season starts with the prestigious Boodles May Festival, which took place over 3 days behind closed doors with just owners, trainers and jockeys in attendance. The Boodles May Festival, the most famous and well-known racing fixture to take place at Chester. Although we couldn’t attend the 2021 Boodles May Festival, we were able to enjoy all the racing action with the comforts of our home, making sure we didn’t lose all those racing moments during lockdown restrictions.

In 2022, we can look forward to the Chester May Festival three day event; 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. An unmissable event of the season, the very best in fashion and style will be on parade at Chester Racecourse. Ladies Day is the event of the summer and you won’t want to miss out.

The final day of the prestigious Boodles 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.