Dates for the 2018 May Festival have been announced
The Boodles May Festival may be over for another year, but already we're looking ahead to 2018. Dates have now been confirmed for the flagship event in the Chester racing calendar, the May Festival will take place between
Wednesday 9 - Friday 11 May 2018
Renowned for its electric atmosphere, thrilling racing schedule and stylish crowd, the May Festival has long been a favourite among racegoers. Attracting crowds of enthusiastic racing fans and those looking to up the style stakes, racegoers flock from around the country to witness history unfold before their eyes across this three-day event.
Be sure to put these dates in your diary!
Chester Cup Day, established in 1824 begins proceedings on Wednesday 9th May and plays host to The Chester Cup – one of the oldest horse races in the entire flat racing calendar, regularly attracting the very best trainers and horses to Chester Racecourse.
Bringing style and elegance to the May Festival, the fashion stakes are raised for Ladies Day on Thursday 10th May, a pinnacle of Chester’s social calendar. Spot a celebrity or two whilst enjoying a secondary day of top class racing action including The MBNA Chester Vase, serving as a trial for the Epsom Derby.
The grand finale to culminate the three days is City Day on Friday 11th May! Witness racing to an exceptional standard with another two Group 3 races; The Dee Stakes and The Ormonde Stakes.
Tickets and Badges are yet to go on sale. Fill in the form at the bottom of the page to register your interest and we will keep you up to date with news and information about pricing and on-sale dates as it becomes available.
Tickets and badges for all remaining 2017 fixtures are currently on sale and available to buy online here, over the phone (01244 304 610) or in person at the Chester Racecourse Box Office, with a range of options and price points available.
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