Crowds set to burst through the stalls for City Plate Day this Saturday

Preparation on the Roodee is thoroughly underway as we look forward to a winning day at the races this weekend and to take the crowd by storm on Saturday 15th July, as gates to this popular fixture open at 11:30am.

With seven races on the card, the day is set to be taken by storm as we begin with the Stella Artois five furlong maiden stakes at 1:50pm, expected to wow the crowd with the fast finish of this promising sprint. But take nothing away from the later races, as another six strong fields are set to bring an ecstatic reaction, with the highlight of the day being the listed City Plate sponsored by Sportingbet. This seven furlong race is expected to bring strong and highly rated horses to the Roodee, with anticipations of some familiar jockeys accompanying runners as the afternoon enters full swing.

A stylish crowd is set to enter the Racecourse in droves and already many enclosures including County Concourse have sold out, leaving only a limited supply of tickets in other areas. A bright dry July day is expected and there is excitement in the air ahead of Saturday’s packed stands anticipating the first horse past the post to be the one on their ticket, to add to a great day at the races.

In addition to all the action on the flat, Capital are in attendance with Breakfast Show DJ Ben Sheppard and the Capital Street Stars. Ben and the Capital team will be taking over one of the Paddock bars and playing music and a live DJ set to the crowds throughout the afternoon. In addition, racegoers will have the chance to enter a competition to win Fusion Festival tickets and Winning Post Enclosure badges to the next Chester race meeting; Midsummer Meeting on Saturday 29 July.  Visit the team in the paddock, enjoy some live entertainment and enter the competition!

Out on the Open Course, there will be free activities for our youngest racegoers, with a climbing wall in operation throughout the afternoon, crafts for kids to make their very own Chester Racecourse crown, a circus skills workshop and there’s also a face painter on hand. Children aged 17 are free to attend, whilst tickets for adults on the Open Course are just £12. Parking is also available on the day for just £8 per car. All kids activities are provided free of charge!

Those looking to purchase remaining tickets or badges available should visit to view availability and book online, or call the Box Office on 01244 304 600. A limited number of hospitality packages are also available.

Following what promises to be a great day at Chester Racecourse, only an additional seven meetings remain in Chester’s busy season. Highlights include the MBNA Family Funday and tickets in selected enclosures for this fixture are currently half price! Secure a great offer before the discount expires on Wednesday 19th July 2017.

Chester residents residing in a CH1-4 postcode can also take advantage of discounted tickets for a new addition to the season’s calendar; Chester Stakes Day on Saturday 2 September. Find out more online at