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Chester Races - Your Guide to 2018

As summer approaches, all eyes turn toward Chester Racecourse, which features another season of fantastic, heart-racing entertainment. Whether it’s a day for the racing enthusiast, an evening out with your mates, or an action-packed afternoon for the whole family, there’s something for everyone in 2018 at Chester.

With four trains an hour from Liverpool, getting to and from the city is easy with Merseyrail. And with our off-peak day saver only £5.20, going by train really does cost less than you think.

Here’s our highlights for 2018…


Boodles May Festival


Image credit: Liverpool Echo

 The season kick starts with a bang, with the Boodles May Festival – three days of festivities, culture, as well as racing of the highest calibre.

It gets going on Wednesday 9 May, with City Day; a celebration of Chester’s heritage and community. Race fans will have the opportunity to take in the 100th running of the Chester Vase, as well as the Cheshire Oaks – the races that last seasons produced the subsequent winners of the 2017 Oaks and Derby.

Thursday is Ladies Day, with another top quality race card entertaining the usual stylish and vibrant crowd.

The final day of the festival features the course’s most famous contest, the Chester Cup. With the largest crowd of the week expected, booking your ticket well in advance is advised…


MBNA Roman Day


Image credit: Chester Chronicle

One for the whole family to enjoy. Saturday 26 May hosts a day fit for a king, as the racecourse celebrates the rich heritage of the famous city it sits in.

As well as the usual top class racing, families can partake in a number of Roman themed activities, as well as getting a phorto with one of the Roman foot soldiers scattered around the course.

If you needed any more reasons to start the half term holidays on the right foot, Children aged 17 and under are eligible to attend completely free of charge.


Sportingbet Ladies Evening

Looking for a night out with the girls? Then look now further. Ladies Evening on Friday 29 June offers the perfect post-work social event, with the usual mix of top class racing and food and drink to whet the whistle on a gorgeous summer evening.

Why not take advantage of a £10 discount on tickets and badges? Simply book by Wednesday 6 June and your discount will be applied at checkout!


Tom Jones in Concert


It’s not just all about the race goers this year at Chester! Voice UK judge and all-round music legend Sir Tom Jones is gracing the venue with his presence on Thursday 19 July, and he’ll be performing all his greatest hits as part of his huge worldwide tour, which begins in New York and ends in Edinburgh! Tickets start from £39.50, with some fantastic hospitality packages available as well.


MBNA Family Funday

Another one for Mum, Dad, Granny and the kids, Sunday 5 August offers a fun-filled day at the racecourse to stick in the diary over the school holidays.

With entertainment to keep the kids occupied throughout the day, as well as a fantastic day of flat racing, why not pack up the picnic and come along – kids (17 and under) go free, and it’s only £12 for grown-ups on the Open Course!


Autumn Festival


Image credit: Chester Races

August may be in the rear view mirror at this point, but the racing continues into September, with the Autumn Festival offering two days of fantastic racing. This includes Saturday’s feature race, the historic Stand Cup, which was first run in 1818, where it was won by a horse called Magistrate.

The Autumn Festival is the perfect way to end a historic year at Chester, so why not book your tickets today…


Get to the races with Merseyrail

From Chester station you can catch the Chester City / Rail Circular bus service. The service runs every 6 minutes between Chester station and Chester City Centre and costs £1 per journey. Chester Racecourse is a 5 minute walk from Frodsham Street bus stop, along Eastgate Street and Watergate Street.

Buy an All Zone Day Saver that costs just £5.20 for adults and £2.60 for Young People (aged 5 to 18) and can be used from 9.30am weekdays and anytime on weekends for unlimited travel on the Merseyrail network.



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Day Saver - Unlimited off-peak travel for £5.20 or less

Day Saver  - Unlimited off-peak travel for £5.20 or less

A Merseyrail Day Saver is valid for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day weekends and bank holidays from just £3.90!

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A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

*A Merseyrail Family Ticket covers up to a family of 5 for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day on weekends and bank holidays. The ticket covers children aged 5 - 15 travelling with 1 or 2 adults.

Find out more A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

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