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Chester Racecourse

You will find Chester Racecourse in the heart of Chester, Cheshire, England. It is known as ‘The Roodee’ and is the oldest racecourse in England that is still in use.

As well as being the oldest it is also the smallest, at just one mile and one furlong long. It also has something unusual buried in the middle of the racecourse that has been there for for hundreds of years.

Chester Races Best Horse Racing Tips

If you are off to Chester Races and want the best horse racing tips then all you need to do is click here. Our horse racing tips come from a team of tipsters who have been around the horse racing for a very long time.

They know how to read the form guide better than most and they also have years of knowledge and time spent building up relationships with the racing teams. You put all these factors together and you have the makings of a surefire tip.

We’d hate you to miss out on all that knowledge and experience so click that clink now for Chester Races best horse racing tips.

Betting at Chester Racecourse

At Chester Racecourse, the best way to bet is to do your homework. Unless you know a professional tipster then most tips you hear are probably going to be based on gut feeling rather than fact.

You wouldn’t normally just throw money away so why do it at the races? Study the race card and listen to our tipsters (link above) and then place the bet with us.

We are responsible bookmakers and we want you to make the right choices, so visit our horse racing betting sites page and let us do the rest.

Chester Racecourse Free Bets

It is worth noting that you can receive free bets online at Chester Racecourse. We recommend having a look at our free betting sites page to check if there are any free bets available for Chester races when you visit.

Not only can you enjoy free bets online, but sometimes you can even get free bets once you have bought your tickets. We recommend keeping your eyes peeled for any promotions like this to ensure you get the most out of your day at the races!

Chester Racecourse

Best Chester Race Card

The best Chester race card is actually a free one. Racing Life race cards offer up to the minute, accurate information to give you the opportunity to make the most informed choice you can make when betting.

A traditional race card can be a bit cumbersome if you have to carry it around in your hand all day – the Racing Life race card can be viewed on your phone.

It will contain everything you need to know about who is running and when they are running. It also has invaluable data on the horses that can help you determine who is going to be worthy of your punt.


The next Chester Races tickets are already on sale. The tickets will vary in price depending on which combination of package you decide to go for.

There are various different stands to choose from as well as a number of different eating and drinking options to compliment them.

The best thing to do is to visit, click on the meeting you would like to attend, and tailor your race day package from there.

Dress Code

Chester Races dress code is different for each part of the racecourse so it’s well worth looking at to check what is deemed suitable.

Chester Racecourse have actually gone one step further and produced a booklet on how to dress for Chester Races which can be viewed on the Chester Races website.

Chester Races Stands

There are five different options when it comes to where you want to view the race from at Chester. They are the Winning Post Enclosure, County Concourse, Tattersalls, Dee Stand and Open Course.

Each of these has their own unique dress code and entry fee, so check with the group that you are attending with on which they would prefer to use.


The history of Chester Racecourse is one of the oldest in the country. Racing first took place as far back as 1539 and has the distinction of being the origin of the term ‘gee-gees’.

This apparently relates to a gentleman named Henry Gee who was the Mayor of Chester that approved that very first race.

The origin of the ‘Roodee’ nickname is intertwined with the cross that is buried in the middle of the racetrack. For a more in depth explanation of why there is a cross buried on the course and how it is linked to the Roodee nickname, use this link:

All Horse Racing Events

Here is a list of other horse racing events updated in December 2019 you might be interested in.

As you can see there are many horse racing events in the UK and Chester Racecourse is certainly one of the most popular.