Relish Racing on the Roodee in 2017 | Chester Racecourse

Relish Racing on the Roodee in 2017

There is now only a week to go before tickets and badges for next year’s season of racing at Chester will be available to buy, on Monday 24 October.

Once again, there are 15 scheduled meetings in 2017, spread across May to September; beginning with the three day Boodles May Festival on Wednesday 10 May. In support of the BHA’s objectives and due to the annual movements of the fixture list, our July Friday evening has moved to a Saturday in September. 

The newly christened Chester Stakes Day on Saturday 2 September celebrates the historic Chester Stakes and to celebrate the naming of this fixture and the long standing affiliation between the Racecourse and city of Chester, local residents are being given the opportunity to come racing at a discounted rate. Those residing in a CH1 – CH4 postcode can purchase Chester Stakes Day tickets in the County Stand and Tattersalls Enclosure at half price*. This offer is available for a limited time only, please call the Box Office for further information on 01244 304 610.

We'll be working throughout the duration of the close season to deliver an improved offering from the moment gates open on May 10, 2017. With works scheduled across a variety of race-goer touchpoints - from facilities, to gaming, to digital experience, the hope is to build on the existing high levels of engagement and enjoyment observed this year.

As ever, early commitment to purchase will be rewarded, with a number of discounted offers available on selected fixtures across a variety of enclosures. Half price tickets^ are available for the first day of the Boodles May Festival; Chester Cup Day and again at the ever popular Family Funday. The latter two Friday fixtures of the season in June and September benefit from £10 off tickets^ for a limited time. All available offers aim to encourage new and returning racegoers, alongside families and everyone in-between, to buy early.

Once again, Chester’s commitment to encourage a younger crowd, extends to junior fans aged 17 and under (when accompanied by a responsible adult) with free entry to every raceday on the Roodee in 2017. Groups are also incentivised, with a ‘Buy 10 get one free’ offer at all fixtures in both Dee Stand and on the Open Course.

Chief Executive, Richard Thomas cements Chester’s pledge to provide an affordable and enjoyable raceday in 2017:

“We’re undergoing a number of improvements across the Racecourse offering, including some new initiatives to ensure levels of expectation amongst racegoers are exceeded and experience maximised. We’re keen to take learnings from an enjoyable and successful 2016 and deliver a ‘season spectacular’ in 2017. As ever, we’d encourage racegoers to purchase early and benefit from the range of offers available. We look forward to welcoming a strong crowd at the start of May and across the remaining meetings.”

For further information on tickets and badges including Annual Members badges, please contact the Box OFfice on 01244 304 610. Tickets and badges will go on sale from 8.30am on Monday 24 October and will be available to buy online. Alternatively, visit the Box Office in person.


*Offer limited to four tickets per person. Individual purchasing must show proof of current residence at a CH1, CH2, CH3 or CH4 postcode in person at the Box Office. Offer available for County Concourse and Tattersalls enclosures only and is available until Wednesday 2 August 2017 or until the half price ticket allocation is fully apportioned. ^A number of Half Price and £10 Off tickets are available on selected enclosures and dates between 10 May and 30 September. All discounted tickets are available on a first come, first served basis or before 5 April (10 May fixture), 7 June (30 June fixture), 19 July (6 August fixture) and 28 August (15 September fixture).