Chester Racecourse set to bring Roman history alive this May | Chester Racecourse

Chester Racecourse set to bring Roman history alive this May

The Romans will conquer Chester Racecourse on 31st May in the return of its popular annual RomanDay.

Ideal for the whole family, the day will celebrate the city’s rich history with superstunts, Roman re-enactments, family activities and plenty of Roman Legionnaires in attendance to entertain the crowds alongside the day’s racing.  Spectators can also enjoy horse drawn chariot races, as well as jaw-dropping stunts by The Devil’s Horseman.

In addition to the Roman spectacles, there will also be free family entertainment on the open course, including face painting and balloon modeling.

Richard Thomas, CEO of Chester Race Company said: “Our racecourse is the oldest in Britain, with a rich history, and it’s great to celebrate that every year through this unique race day. Roman Day has become one of our most popular fixtures in the calendar, with over 20,000 attending year on year.”

Roman Day is Chester Racecourse’s next race fixture and will take place on Saturday, May 31. Tickets are priced from £12 (Open Course), Children aged 15 and under go free. Group discounts available. For further information, visit or call 01244 304600.

For more information, please contact Chloe Vinden on 0161 236 1352 or