Read our King George weekend preview READ MORE

Chester Races

Chester Racecourse is a left-handed, oval-shaped British horse racing venue in Chester, the county city of Cheshire.

A notoriously sharp course that is only a mile around with a short run-in, it doesn’t always suit strong galloping horses.

There are only flat events at Chester races, with dates from May to September and a number of black type events at the track.

The biggest meeting is the May Festival that includes three Classic trials in the Cheshire Oaks, Chester Vase and Dee Stakes. The big betting race of that three-day event is the Chester Cup, a handicap for flat stayers over two-and-a-quarter miles.

Chester Races Dates And Fixtures 2021

jan 2021
feb 2021
mar 2021
apr 2021
may 2021
jun 2021
jul 2021
aug 2021
sept 2021
oct 2021
nov 2021
dec 2021
There are no events this month
There are no events this month
There are no events this month
There are no events this month
WED 5th May Chester Midlands
Turf Flat Afternoon
THU 6th May Chester Midlands
Turf Flat Afternoon
FRI 7th May Chester Midlands
Turf Flat Afternoon
SAT 29th May Chester Midlands
Turf Flat Afternoon
FRI 25th Jun Chester Midlands
Turf Flat Evening
SAT 26th Jun Chester Midlands
Turf Flat Afternoon
FRI 9th Jul Chester Midlands
Turf Flat Evening
SAT 10th Jul Chester Midlands
Turf Flat Afternoon
SUN 1st Aug Chester Midlands
Turf Flat Afternoon
SAT 21st Aug Chester Midlands
Turf Flat Afternoon
FRI 10th Sept Chester Midlands
Turf Flat Afternoon
SAT 11th Sept Chester Midlands
Turf Flat Afternoon
There are no events this month
There are no events this month
There are no events this month

Confirmed races in plain text. Confirmed pattern races in bold text. Unconfirmed races in grey text.

Chester Racecourse Tips

  • Richard Kingscote was the leading jockey at Chester races in the five years from 2016 to 2020, riding 37 winners at an 18 per cent strike rate.
  • Harry Bentley had an even better success ratio of 30 per cent with his mounts in that time.
  • Richard Fahey was the top trainer, meanwhile, saddling 59 winners but only at a 12 per cent strike rate.
  • Andrew Balding did well with his runners too, with a 22 per cent win rate at Chester.
Chester
Chester Racecourse by jharding534 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
£10 Free Bet
T&Cs Apply

18+ New customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75 to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Full Terms apply. BeGambleAware.org and Bet The Responsible Way.

Full T&C's apply
£30 Free Bet
T&Cs Apply

18+ New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply. Full Terms Apply

Full T&C's apply
£20 Free Bet
T&Cs Apply

18+ New UK+IRE customers. PayPal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

Full T&C's apply
£20 Free Bet
T&Cs Apply

Risk Free 20: 18+,New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.

Full T&C's apply
£30 Free Bet
T&Cs Apply

18+ New customers only. Min deposit £10. A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free Bets must be claimed within 7 days upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days. Free Bet stakes not included in returns. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply

Full T&C's apply

Chester Races Behind Closed Doors

Chester races are currently being run behind closed doors because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. This is set to be reviewed and updated in line with government advice, with Chester Racecourse keen to welcome back punters as soon as it is safe to do so.

It’s still worth checking Chester races fixtures because the decision to allow spectators in could change. If you book tickets to a Chester Racecourse event that is then moved to behind closed doors, refunds will be processed through the official course website.

Chester Races Contact Details

Chester Racecourse
Chester,
Cheshire,
CH1 2LY
T: 01244 304600
W: https://www.chester-races.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chesterraces/
Twitter: @ChesterRaces