Win Tickets to Opening Day of the Boodles May Festival | Chester Racecourse

Win Tickets to Opening Day of the Boodles May Festival

Enter our official Boodles May Festival Competition

To celebrate the imminent arrival of the festival and the 100th running of the MBNA Chester Vase, we are giving away 100 pairs of tickets to City Day. 99 winners will each take home a pair of Tattersalls tickets and one lucky champ will receive a pair of hospitality badges. Before being wined and dined, this lucky pair will be given an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Chester Racecourse for an insight into the oldest racecourse in the UK and the origins of both the MBNA Chester Vase and 188BET Chester Cup.  

Entry to this special celebratory prize draw couldn’t be easier. As the oldest racecourse in the UK, we’ve collected plenty of memories over the years and now we want to hear yours! Have you visited Chester Racecourse? Are you a racing fan? Scroll down and tell us your favourite memory, using the form at the bottom of this page! It could be anecdote from spending the day at Chester Races with your friends, witnessing your favourite filly cross the finish or meeting your favourite jockey. You must submit your entry before Sunday 18 February 2018 to be in with a chance of winning.

100 lucky winners will be chosen at random and notified via email on Wednesday 21 February. All of the winning memories will be collated into a collage and displayed at our new and improved Racecourse entrance for all to see on arrival. Good luck!

About Boodles May Festival 

There are now less than 100 days to go 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, including Half Price tickets in selected stands for City Day*. 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 also available with a variety of options in the on-course restaurants and private hospitality facilities. Find out more here or calling a member of the hospitality team on 01244 304 631.

Good luck!

Terms and conditions to the competition can be viewed here.

*Half price tickets available in County Concourse and Tattersalls enclosures until Wednesday 4 April 2018.


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It could be anything from spending the day at Chester Races with your friends, witnessing your favorite filly cross the finish or enjoying an afternoon on the Open Course with family.