Crowds set for a winning weekend at Chester Races | Chester Racecourse

Crowds set for a winning weekend at Chester Races

The weekend is almost under starters orders here at Chester as the Grosvenor Shopping Centre Ladies Evening begins two consecutive fixtures of racing on the Roodee on Friday 30 June. Gates to the only evening fixture of the season will open to crowds of racegoers from 4.30pm, enabling an early dart from the desk and the opportunity to start the weekend early and in style!

Six races will thrill the crowds from 6.10pm and Title Sponsors Grosvenor Shopping Centre renew their sponsorship of this celebrated fixture and will be in attendance, hosting a best-dressed competition with some fabulous prizes on offer courtesy of boutique hotel, The Grosvenor Chester, including an overnight’s stay and meal for two. In addition, racegoers will be treated to complimentary goody-bags, provided throughout the evening and whilst stocks last.

Grosvenor Shopping Centre Manager Julie Webb said “We know how much effort Chester racegoers put into their outfits and our best-dressed competition ensures that styles are recognised and appreciated. Each year we’re really impressed with the outfits that we see and we are sure 2017 will be no exception.” 

Tickets for this anticipated meeting are now in short supply, with only a limited stock of County Concourse remaining. Tattersalls, Dee Stand and Open Course tickets are still available to buy, call the Box Office on 01244 304 610 to book and collect on the day.

The Matthew Clark Summer Festival takes centre stage on the following day, with gates opening at 11.30am on Saturday 1 July and seven races on the card. Demand for tickets for this fixture has been unprecedented and only a limited supply of tickets in Dee Stand and out on the Open Course are available. A handful of hospitality places are still available for both meetings.

Those looking for a racing fix and the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family can view availability online at or call 01244 304 600 to purchase remaining tickets and packages over the phone.

Following what promises to be an exciting weekend at Chester Racecourse, only an additional eight meetings remain in the 2017 season. Highlights include the MBNA Family Funday and tickets for this fixture are currently half price! Secure a great offer before the discount expires on Wednesday 17 July 2017. Chester residents residing in a CH1-4 postcode can also take advantage of discounted tickets for a new addition to the season’s calendar; Chester Stakes Day on Saturday 2 September. Find out more online at