Chester Races 2024

Add these dates for Chester Races to the diary and remember to book in with @hannahwalshhair for your stunning race day hair! Races dates at the oldest working course in the world are always an amazing day out and a fantastic social event in the busy Chester Life calendar.

Race Dates & Ticket Links

All the official dates for Chester Races in 2024. Please check the official Races website for any amendments or the latest updates. Ticket links will open in a new browser tab.

10th May

Boodles May Festival City Day

25th May

Roman Day

14th June

The Friday Social

15th Jun

Edinburgh Gin Summer Saturday

29th Jun

Matthew Clark Summer Festival

12th Jul

Ibiza Classics Evening

15th Jul

Soul Sunset Racing feat. CRAIG CHARLES DJ SET

4th Aug

Liverpool John Lennon Airport Family Fun Day

31st Aug

Powells Jewellry Ladies Day

13th Sep

Autumn Festival Friday

14th Sep

Autumn Festival Saturday

21st Sep

Season Finale 2024

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About Chester Races

Chester Racecourse is one of the oldest racecourses in the UK, dating back to its establishment in 1539 by Henry Gee. It is situated in the cathedral city of Chester in the county of Cheshire, UK. The racecourse has a long and illustrious history and holds a special place in the hearts of horse racing fans.

The earliest recorded race held at Chester was on February 9th, 1539, and it was organised by the then-Mayor of the city, Henry Gee. The race was a three-day event, and the prizes were given to the horses that ran the most laps.

In the succeeding centuries, racing at Chester continued to grow in popularity, with many important races being held there. In 1824, a new grandstand was constructed to accommodate the growing crowds. In 1838, the Chester Cup was established, and it has since become one of the most prestigious races in the UK racing calendar.

One of the most significant developments in the history of Chester Racecourse was the construction of the iconic Roodee paddock in 1907. This paddock provides an excellent viewing platform for the races and has become a beloved feature among racegoers.

Throughout its history, Chester Racecourse has played host to some of the greatest horses and jockeys in the world of horse racing. It has also undergone several changes and renovations, including the construction of the Chester Wall in the 1930s, which helped to prevent flooding on the course.

Today, Chester Racecourse is recognised as one of the finest racecourses in the UK and remains a popular destination for racing fans from all over the world. Its rich history and picturesque setting make it a unique and special place that will continue to be treasured for generations to come.

Photos from official Chester Races website