Horse racing fixtures
Horse racing fixtures


Chester Race Company, The Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY. Tel: 01244 304610

Pictures: Chester racecourse
THOUGHT to be the oldest racecourse in England, Chester races has hosted horse racing since 1539. In almost 500 years, the course, known as the Roodee has changed very little and the city walls and banks of the River Dee shape most of the track.

The ultra-sharp nature of the racecourse means it races just on the Flat and Chester races’ May meeting is one of the main highlights of the Flat season. The Chester Cup, over 2m 2f, is the highlight but there are also vital Classic trials including the Dee Stakes, Cheshire Oaks and Chester Vase.

The list of equine luminaries who have lit up the Roodee include Shergar, Light Shift, Old Vic, Ruler Of The World, Oath and Kris Kin.

2018 Fixtures

Wednesday May 9
Thursday May 10
Friday May 11
Saturday May 26
Saturday June 16
Friday June 29 (Evening)
Saturday June 30
Friday July 13
Saturday July 14
Saturday July 28
Sunday August 5
Friday September 14
Saturday September 15

All fixtures are correct at the time of print. Fixtures are subject to change and should be checked at

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