The 2018 season opener, City Day sees a change in format to the Boodles May Festival, as the opening day celebrates 100 years of the Chester Vase.
This meeting serves up some fantastic on-track action with both Derby trials separating the men from the boys, as top-class contenders go head to head to compete at Epsom later in the season.
2017 was a winning year for Chester, producing a Derby winner in Wings of Eagles and a double Oaks winner in Enable. The bar is set, expect high caliibre racing and plenty of thrills.
Get to the races with Merseyrail
Getting to Chester by train is easy, with trains running every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes in the evening between Liverpool City Centre stations and Chester.
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.