Roman Day is the first family-themed day in the 2019 race calendar and is the perfect way to spend a family day at the start of the half-term holiday.
Celebrate the historical roots and location of Chester Racecourse within the Roman city of Chester. The Racecourse established in 1539, is the oldest racecourse still in use, most certainly in the UK but quite likely the world and this year celebrates 480 years of racing on the Roodee!
The Roman Day fixture will also be hosting the launch event for The Chester Heritage Festival and where better to introduce this year’s festival programme than at the oldest racecourse in the land.
Join Festival organisers and enjoy a host of activity out on the Open Course. This family themed race day is especially fun for youngsters who can learn some fascinating facts about their Cestrian ancestors and witness some spectacular sporting displays both on and off the track.
Younger racegoers can expect to witness jousting and chariot displays between races, take part in mosaic crafts and Roman helmet making and learn some fascinating facts from a legion of Romans on course.