About Boodles May Festival
The countdown is on and now only a few short days remain until the season opener at Chester Racecourse; the 2018 Boodles May Festival. This three-day spectacular racing event runs Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 May and offers racegoers the opportunity to witness top-class racing in fine surroundings and some exciting revisions to the schedule have already been revealed.
The trials contests will take centre stage on opening day, with a celebration of the 100th running of the MBNA Chester Vase and the Arkle Finance Cheshire Oaks. These are the races that could produce the winners of the Investec Derby and the Investec Oaks and in 2017 saw both Wings of Eagles and Enable go on to do just that.
The newly graded Group 2 HomeServe Huxley Stakes will take place on Friday’s 188BET Chester Cup Day, where the festival will draw to a natural crescendo with the 188BET Chester Cup and the introduction of the 188BET Chester Plate as the final race of the day.
Tickets and badges for the three-day thriller are currently available to buy, with a variety of enclosures and price points across the three days. Prices start at just £10 on the Open Course with group incentives for parties of 10 or more in both the Dee Stand and on the Open Course. Call the Box Office 01244 304 610, click here to secure your places online or visit the Box Office in person at Chester Racecourse. Hospitality packages are now in limited supply, with hospitality packages on both Ladies Day and 188BET Chester Cup Day SOLD OUT. Find out more about the packages on offer and availability here, or call the Hospitality Team on 01244 304 631.