MBNA Autumn Festival | Chester Racecourse

MBNA Autumn Festival

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Tickets & Badges
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  • Winning Post Enclosure - £80

    £10 off tickets on this enclosure/fixture, available until Monday 28 August 2017 - discount will be applied in online basket

  • County Long Room - £45

    The County Long Room is within the County Stand, located on the first floor.  This prestigious ticket provides the best views over the Roodee as well as access to undercovered seating*. As a holder of a Long Room ticket, the badge also provides full access to the County Concourse and the Paddock. Gents are requested to wear suits with collar and tie. For ladies, smart dress is suggested. £10 off tickets on this enclosure/fixture, available until Monday 28 August 2017 - discount will be applied in online basket.

  • County Concourse - £38

    Overlooking the Final Furlong and The Winning Post, the County Concourse is at the heart of the racecourse. This badge also permits access to the Paddock where you can find our dining village, The Parade Ring, County Champagne Bar and winner's enclosure. Gents are requested to wear suits with collar and tie. For ladies, smart dress is suggested. £10 off tickets on this enclosure/fixture, available until Monday 28 August 2017 - discount will be applied in online basket.

  • Tattersalls - £30

    The Tattersalls Enclosure is perfect for large groups, the ticket provides excellent views via the tiered covered terrace, with 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. £10 off tickets on this enclosure/fixture, available until Monday 28 August 2017 - discount will be applied in online basket.

  • Dee Stand - £14

    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).

  • 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.

    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 £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.

Gate opens at

SponsorRace DetailsRace Time
Supporting British Stallions E.B.F Novices Stakes (Plus10) For 2 year olds over 7f 127y
#TheMBNATeam Nursery Handicap Stakes (0-85) For 2 year olds over 7f 1y
Deepbridge Capital Handicap Stakes (76-95) For 3 year olds over 1m 2f 70y
ESL Group Handicap Stakes (76-95) For 3+ year olds over 7f 1y
EWL Maiden Fillies' Stakes (76-95) For 3+ year olds over 1m 2f 70y
#TheMBNATeam Handicap Stakes For 3+ year olds over 1m 7f 196y
Stardust Liverpool Handicap Stakes For 3+ year olds over 7f 127y

MBNA Autumn Festival Friday

Another great day out at the Roodee, the perfect opportunity to enjoy the autumn sunshine,

with family and friends or to entertain clients. 

We will be unable to post tickets purchased after Tuesday 12th September 2017.

Tickets will be kept for collection at the Box Office.


Find out more about Title Sponsor MBNA here>



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 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 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.


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.