Matthew Clark Summer Festival | Chester Racecourse

Matthew Clark Summer Festival

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  • Winning Post Enclosure - £90

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    Chester’s most premium ticketed enclosure is situated adjacent to the Winning Post itself and within the heart of Chester's buzzing paddock. This adult only enclosure is partially covered, offering shelter from the elements and has informal seating for guests, providing a guaranteed seat and the perfect spot from which to socialise and enjoy an afternoon of racing.

  • County Long Room - £60

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    This coveted badge affords admittance to the County Long Room bar, covered seating within the County Stand and exclusive access the County Champagne Bar across the track in the Paddock area of the course. Capacity in this enclosure is limited and early purchase highly recommended.

    Offering fantastic views of the final furlong and finishing post, a County Long Room badge is a popular choice for racegoers looking for the perfect combination of spectacular views of the track and full use of Chester’s facilities.

  • County Concourse - £50

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    Overlooking the final furlong and the finishing post, the County Concourse is a premium enclosure at the heart of the Racecourse. This badge permits racegoers access to the Paddock and all accompanying facilities including the County Champagne Bar and Parade Ring viewing.

    This badge does not provide access to the seated area in the County Stand, although limited standing is available in the first few rows (excluding Boodles May Festival. Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear suits with collar and tie. For Ladies, smart dress is suggested.

  • Tattersalls - £40

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    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT TICKETS FOR THIS STAND HAVE NOW SOLD OUT. DUE TO MAINTENANCE ISSUES, THE AVAILABILITY IS BEING SHOWN INCORRECTLY AS LOW STOCK.

  • Dee Stand - £15

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    The Dee Stand has a tiered, uncovered terrace and ground floor standing area. A ticket for the Dee Stand provides access to food concessions, bars and betting facilities within Dee Stand and the Open Course enclosure.

    A Dee Stand ticket does not permit access to the Paddock area of the course, but ticket holders are permitted to access the Open Course enclosure in the centre of the race track, where free childrens activities and live entertainment can be enjoyed (weather permitting).

  • Open Course - £12

    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 - £180 (+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 £135 (+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 - £130 (+VAT)

    The Turf Offers an intimate dining experience is perfect for couples and small groups and includes a County Stand admission badge, three-course menu, cream tea, cash bar, race card, betting facilities, television viewing and access to County Stand Grandstand seating.

    Unfortunately The Turf Restaurant cannot accommodate group sizes larger than 10. Please contact our Hospitality Team to discuss alternative options on 01244 304631.

     

     

  • The White Horse - from £67.50 (+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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SponsorRace DetailsRace Time
Laurent Perrier Maiden Stakes For 3+ year olds over 7f 127y
Beefeater Handicap Stakes (76-95) For 3+ year olds over 5f 15y
Woodford Reserve Handicap Stakes (81-100) For 3 year olds over 7f 1y
Matthew Clark Novice Stakes (Plus 10) For 2 year olds over 5f 15y
Hop House 13 Handicap Stakes (61-80) For 3+ year olds over 1m 4f 63y
Stella Artois Handicap Stakes (66-85) For 4+ year olds over 5f 15y
Coca Cola Zero Sugar Handicap Stakes (66-85) For 4+ year olds over 1m 7f 196y

Matthew Clark Summer Festival

Enjoy a thrilling afternoon of racing action at the height of the summer on the stunning Roodee.  

Don’t miss out on fun free activities for the kids including a Clown Dome Bouncy Castle.

We will be unable to post tickets purchased after Tuesday 27th June 2016. Tickets will be kept for collection at the Box Office.

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Accommodation

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 327900 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

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.

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

Parking is available onsite for £8 during racedays. This can be purchased in advance by calling the box office on 01244 304610.

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 304610.

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 1 and a half hours before racing. Following racing, Waterergate Street will remain closed for vehicles for up to 1 hour or until routes are clear of pedestrians. To access the racecourse by vehicles for parking, racegoers should use the A548, Sealand Road.

Upgrades

To find out what ticket upgrades are available for this raceday, please contact our hospitality team on 01244 304606.

Getting to Chester Races

Chester Races is located in the heart of the historic city and is easily accessible by the rail network and road and is sign-posted from all major routes. Please check National Rail for more information.