MBNA Roman Day | Chester Racecourse

MBNA Roman Day

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Tickets & Badges
  • Tickets & Badges
  • Hospitality Packages
  • Times & Information
  • 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. 

  • County Long Room - £60

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    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 covered seating. As a holder of a Long Room ticket, the badge also provides full access to the County Concourse and the Paddock.

    Enjoy full access to our ChesterBET and ChesterSPORT as well as the betting ring. Gents are requested to wear suits with collar and tie. For ladies, smart dress is suggested.

  • County Concourse - £45

    Overlooking The Final Furlong and The Winning Post, the County Concourse is a premium enclosure at the heart of the racecourse.

    This badge permits racegoers access to the Paddock where you will find our Dining Village, The Parade Ring, County Champagne Bar and Winner's Enclosure. This badge does not provide access to the seated area in the County Stand. Limited standing is available in the first few rows of the County Stand (availability dependent).

    Enjoy full access to chesterBET and chesterSPORT facilities.

  • Tattersalls - £37

    The Tattersalls Enclosure is the largest on the racecourse. Perfect for large groups, the ticket provides excellent views via the tiered covered terrace. Ticket holders have access to bars, catering concessions, chesterBet as well as entry to the Paddock.  

    The dress code is smart casual but please note that shorts or sports wear (including trainers) 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 - £12

    Clutching BBQs and picnic hampers and with happy smiles on their faces, thousands will make their way onto the open course for a fabulous day of fun. For racegoers and familes it is a fantastic value day out! However, it’s the children who are in for a real treat as this year there will be even more free entertainment for little ones to enjoy. 

    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.  

  • Restaurant 1539 - from £135 (+VAT)

    1539 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)

    Our 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 we cannot accomodate for group sizes larger than 10. Please contact our Hospitality Team to discuss alternative options on 01244 304631.



  • The White Horse - from £67.50 (+VAT)

Gate opens at

SponsorRace DetailsRace Time
Stellar Group Maiden Stakes (for 3 year old+ over 7f 127y)
Corinthian Sports Fillies Handicap Stakes (for 3 year old+ rated 66-85 over 6f 17y)
MBNA Handicap Stakes (for 4 year old + rated 0-105 over 7f 127y)
Caldwell Construction Handicap Stakes (for 4 year old + rated 71-85 over 1m 2f 70y)
The British Stallion Studs E.B.F Maiden Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (for 2 year old over 6f 17y)
Mionetto Prosecco Handicap Stakes (for 4 year old + rated 71-90 over 1m 5f 84y)
Rosies After Party Handicap Stakes (for 3 year olds rated 71-85 over 1m 4f 63y)

MBNA Roman Day

Take your place and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon, with non-stop racing action along with family friendly Roman themed activities. Spot the Roman foot soldiers walking about the course - they'll be happy to pose for a photo or two.

Witness fantastic chariot and jousting displays between races in the gladiatorial arena out on the Open Course, whilst there are lots of free activities for children to get involved in, including face painting, archery and more. Click here to view a full rundown of the activities and entertainment on offer.

We will be unable to post tickets purchased after Tuesday 23 May 2017. Tickets purchased after this date will be kept for collection at the Box Office Pre-Paid Collection Window.

To view the full breakdown of hospitality packages listed above, including private hospitality options click 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 availability and to book.

Cash Machine

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


Children aged 17 and under are admitted free into all areas when accompanied by a full-paying responsible 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. Please call the Box Office on 01244 304 600 with any enquiries.

Dress Code

Each stand at Chester Racecourse adheres to a specific dress code policy, To find out more about the dress code relating to the tickets or badges you have purchased, please click here.

Food & Drink

There are a number of food and beverage outlets on-site serving a variety of food from across the world. Click here to view a map of the locations of the food and beverage concessions around the Racecourse.

Gate Opening Times

Gates open at 11.30am.


Parking is available on-site for £8 per car on racedays. Parking can be purchased in advance by calling the Box Office on 01244 304 610 or on the day at the pay booth. On arrival at the Racecourse, you will be directed to the pay lanes and then to park your car.

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 Tattersalls ticket. Please contact the Box Office for more information on 01244 304 600.

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 vehicle for parking, racegoers should use the A548, Sealand Road.


To find out what ticket upgrades are available for this raceday, please contact the Box Office on 01244 304 600.

Getting to Chester Races

Chester Races is located in the heart of the historic city of Chester 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.