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Chester Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

One of the most popular tracks in the world, Chester's facilities blend in well with the ancient charm of the course where racing enthusiasts can elect to watch the action from viewpoints as diverse as the Roman walls overlooking the track or the modern County Stand. The three-day May meeting and the Sunday fixture in August attract huge crowds and it is advisable to arrive early. A round, tight, left-handed track, the action is never far away and the contours provide exhilarating, non-stop action.

Aerial view of Chester RacecourseView Chester Racecourse in Google Maps

Contact and Location

Chester Racecourse, Grey Friars, Chester CH1 2LY. United Kingdom.
Official Website:

The Effect of the Draw

Low numbers are easily best, especially in races of up to 7f122yds. Runners drawn high either have to use up early energy to get into position, or drop in behind and risk almost certain traffic problems. Basically, if your horse isn't drawn 1-6, save your money!

Local Knowledge


  1. Chester Private Hire (0.2 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1244 351538

  2. KingKabs (0.4 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1244 343434

  3. My P.A. Executive Cars (0.5 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1244 490071

Places to Stay

  1. Roomzzz Chester City (0.2 miles away)
    Norroy House, Nuns Road, Chester CH1 2LJ, UK
    Tel: +44 1244 553553

  2. Hotel Dragonfly (0.3 miles away)
    94 New Crane St, Chester CH1 2LF, UK
    Tel: +44 1244 346740

  3. Express By Holiday Inn (0.3 miles away)
    New Crane Street, Chester CH1 2LY, UK
    Tel: +44 870 990 4065

Places to Eat

  1. Upstairs At The Grill (0.3 miles away)
    70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, UK
    Tel: +44 1244 344883

  2. Fiesta Havana (0.4 miles away)
    39-41 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LB, UK
    Tel: +44 1244 347878

  3. La Fattoria (0.4 miles away)
    25 Lower Bridge Streey, City Centre, Chester CH1 1RS, UK
    Tel: +44 1244 317330