Racing Professional

The Going

The latest Going information can be found below.  Alternatively, for a full report on going and local weather conditions, please call the General Manager and Head of Racing, Andrew Morris on 07581 375229.


Going Update: Good to Soft, Good in places.

*as of 08 May 2018.

Owners and Trainers' Facilities

Dining in the Pavilion

Four complimentary meal vouchers, plus a half bottle of red or white wine are provided to owners with runners on racedays. The same quantity applies regardless of ownership types, be it single ownership, syndicates or partnerships. Owners must reserve a place within the Pavilion following declarations by e-mailing Jeannie Chantler. Places can only be guaranteed up until 5pm the day before racing. Extra places can only be allocated on the day, subject to availability at a cost of £40 per person. Please note that meal vouchers are strictly non-transferable.


For viewing, a section of seating for the sole use of Owners & Trainers is situated in seat blocks A & B of the County Stand. In addition, the Press Room roof is also available as a viewing platform.

Racecourse Owners Association

We wish to provide the best possible facilities for our Owners. Members of the ROA, who are part of the ROA Owners´ Badge Scheme, are allowed free entry into the course on certain race days.

Official Course Photographer

Chester's official racecourse photographer is Alan Wright - please contact him via phone on 01695 724 504 or via email.

Dress Code

The dress code for Owners and Trainers for Chester racedays is the same as the racecourse’s rules for racegoers in the County Stand. Gentlemen are required to wear a suit jacket, collar and tie and Ladies are required to wear smart dress. See our style Guide for our tips on what to wear here.

Getting to Chester Races

Car Parking

At the 5-day entry stage, all owners will be sent a car park label.

 If you require assistance with transport, we will happily assist with transfers from local airports and train stations - this should be done in advance of the day by calling Jeannie Chantler on 07968 963664.


Helicopter landing facilities are available on race days by prior arrangement. Please contact Helicopter & Aviation Services Ltd. to make the necessary arrangements: 01427 718800 |

In the event of any difficulties contacting the above please contact John Knott (01244 304609)


If you wish to attend a race meeting at Chester Racecourse or have an idea for a story, please get in touch.  Within the media section on this website, you will find all of the information you need to know about obtaining accreditation, media facilities, images, news releases and who to contact to assist with enquiries.  



Chester Bookmakers – Bookmaker Badge Purchasing 2018

Bookmakers badges should be purchased in advance online using the following link:

Click here to purchase a Bookmakers Badge

The Box Office will only be able to distribute pre-purchased badges and will not be able to process any purchases on the day.

To purhcase your badge: 

  • Follow the link above to purchase your bookmakers badge and workers badges
  • Note - You will be able to use your Chester Annual Members Badge
  • All pre-purchased badges will available for collection from the Box Office
  • The badges will be available for collection from 11.00am
  • Searches will be made on each day as part of our general entry policy

For any uncollected badges, a refund will be made to the same card as originally used to purchase the badges, this reimbursement process normally takes 2 or 3 days.

You are able to purchase your badges up to 8.00pm on the day before racing to ensure that your badges will be available for collection.

This process is aimed streamlining the purchase and distribution of the bookmakers badges, although the Box Office will still be available for the ‘on the day’ purchase of badges as a last resort.  The Box Office is located in the main County Stand and is generally very busy on the morning of a raceday so please expect long queues if you were to follow this method of purchasing your badge.

Your cooperation is appreciated.