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  • Winning Post Enclosure - £80

    Chester’s most premium ticketed enclosure is situated adjacent to the Winning Post itself and within the heart of the buzzing paddock. The Winning Post is the perfect spot to socialise and soak in all of the atmosphere a day's racing at Chester has to offer. This adult only enclosure is partially covered with informal seating and offers a degree of shelter from the elements. Gents are requested to wear suits with collar and tie and for ladies, smart dress is suggested

  • County Concourse - £52

    The County Stand overlooks the final furlong and the winning post. Gents are requested to wear suits with collar and tie and for ladies, smart dress is suggested. County Long Room tickets cannot be purchased for the May festival. For access to the Long Room, a reserved seat badge must be purchased in addition to a County Concourse badge. Call the Box Office to upgrade: 01244 304 610. 

  • Tattersalls - £36

    The Tattersalls Enclosure is perfect for large groups and the ticket provides excellent views via the tiered covered terrace. Tattersalls ticket holders have access to bars, catering concessions, chesterBet and the betting ring as well as entry into the Paddock. The dress code is smart casual but please note that shorts or sports wear, including trainers of any kind are prohibited in this enclosure. 

  • Dee Stand - £15

    The Dee Stand has a tiered, uncovered terrace and ground floor standing area. A  ticket for the Dee Stand provides access to catering, bars and betting. There is no strict dress code in this area and with a 'Buy 10 get 1 free' offer applicable in this stand every single raceday* at Chester, its a perfect day out for groups! 

    *Applicable on pre-booked tickets only.


  • Open Course - £10

    The Open Course is located within the centre of the race track and is the ideal setting for a relaxed day at the races. Free children’s activities and live entertainment (weather permitting) to entertain younger racegoers make it the perfect family day out and entry for children aged 17 and under is completely free (when accompanied by a full paying, responsible adult). Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day at the gate. Pack a picnic to enjoy in the designated picnic area or take advantage of the food concessions and bars of the Open Course. A great day for all the family!

    View the Open Course alcohol policy
  • The Final Furlong - £260 (+VAT)

    The Final Furlong Restaurant is located within the Festival Village adjacent to the Chalets. After dining inside the restaurant you are able to stroll to the rails of the race track to watch the thrilling action in the final minutes of each race.  

  • 1539 Restaurant & Bar - from £165 (+VAT)

    1539 Restaurant & Bar offers contemporary British cooking with a focus on locally sourced produce. Expect modern dining with panoramic views of the Racecourse. Package includes an admission badge, three-course lunch and a glass of champagne on arrival. With betting facilities and great views, this is the place to be seen! To book Raceday dining, please call 01244 304 631

  • The Turf - £175 (+VAT)

    The Turf Offers an intimate dining experience is perfect for couples and small groups.

    Unfortunately, The Turf Restaurant cannot accommodate group sizes larger than 10. To discuss this with our Hospitality Team, and review alternative options please call 01244 304631. 


  • The White Horse - from £77.50 (+VAT)

    The White Horse has prime position on the course, overlooking the pre-parade ring, with a front row seat of the horses in the saddling boxes as they prepare for their big race. Just a short walk from the winner’s enclosure our pub is positioned in the centre of the racing excitement. Unlike any other dining experience on race days at Chester Racecourse, they offer a relaxed experience, serving generous helpings of carefully selected pub favourites.

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We will be unable to post tickets purchased after Thursday 4th May 2017. Tickets will be kept for collection at the Box Office.






Offering an unrivalled location and value for money, complementary WiFi and parking as standard; our onsite accommodation is provided by Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse. Please call 01244 327 900 to enquire about booking.

Cash Machine

During racedays, we have a number of ATM's available. These are located by the County Stand, the Leverhulme Stand, The Parade Ring and Tattersalls. There is a charge to use the machines, and a minimum withdrawl of £20 is required. An ATM is available all year round in the Holiday Inn Express, Chester Racecourse.


Children aged 17 and under are admitted free into all areas when accompanied by an adult. No tickets are necessary, however, children entering the County Enclosure or County Long Room require a junior badge which can be picked up from the box office on the day of racing. Children are not permitted in the Winning Post Enclosure.

Dress Code

Each stand at Chester Racecourse adheres to a specific dress code policy, to find out more about your enclosure, please find the dress code information here.

Food & Drink

There are a number of food and beverage outlets throughout the racecourse, serving a variety of food from across the world. 

Gate Opening Times

Gates open at 11.30am.


Parking is available onsite for £8 during racedays. This can be purchased in advance by calling the Box Office on 01244 304 610.

Picnic Policy

We provide a Car Park Picnic Area, which is separate from the Open Course with rules regarding food and drink. This area is available to racegoers who have purchased Open Course tickets and Open Course Car Parking.  Within this area, you are welcome to bring a moderate amount of alcohol for your picnic on a raceday. For more information, please visit our Picnic Policy guidelines page.

Raceday Tours

Raceday Tours can be purchased in conjunction with an advance County/Long Room badge or Tattersall ticket. Please contact the Box Office for more information on 01244 304 610.

Road Closures

On racedays, road closures around the racecourse are normal to allow pedestrians safe entry to and exit from the racecourse. From the A5268, Watergate Street closes to vehicle approximately one and a half hours before racing. Following racing, Waterergate Street will remain closed for vehicles for up to one hour or until routes are clear of pedestrians. To access the racecourse by vehicles for parking, racegoers should use the A548, Sealand Road.


To find out what ticket upgrades are available for this raceday, please contact our Hospitality Team on 01244 304 606.