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 2021. 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

In 2019, we witnessed the 102nd annual Chester May Festival which saw a striking win by Sir Dragonet in The MBNA Chester Vase, on the City Day. He dominated the race, creating a distance of eight lengths from stablemate Norway before taking home the trophy.

On the glamorous Ladies Day, which is associated with sumptuous style and sophistication it was Morando that stole the show in the Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes. He too claimed the win ahead of 4/5 favourite Kew Gardens by an outstanding eight lengths.

Last, but certainly not least was the Chester Cup Day, which attracted more than 23,000 guests to the racecourse in anticipation of that grand victory. Four-year-old Making Miracles previously took the lead and impressed the crowds, with a sixth length win on the rain-saturated racecourse – a truly remarkable victory!