This September, Chester Racecourse will be welcoming back a popular occasion boasting two days of flat racing.
Dubbed the Autumn Festival, the race meeting is designed for thoroughbred horses and is held each year in Chester’s historic racecourse, known by race fans as “The Roodee”.
A full race card is planned for both days of the Autumn Festival. Seven races will take place on Friday, including The Fillies’ Handicap Stakes at 1.35 pm, The Restricted Maiden Stakes at 2.10 pm and The Envirosips Handicap Stakes at 2.45 pm.
The first race on Saturday begins at 2.05 pm with The Stand Cup Stakes with a prize of £50,000, followed by the Storrar Cowdry Solicitors Handicap Stakes at 2.40 pm with a prize of £40,000. Other races for the Autumn fixture include The EBF Restricted Novice Stakes, The Nursery Handicap Stakes and The Handicap Stakes (for three-year-olds), among others.
Chester Racecourse is recognised around the globe for being the oldest active racecourse in not only the UK but the whole world. Annually, it attracts over 300,000 visitors who attend its race and non-race days.
Offering an ideal way for guests to enjoy the changing season, the Autumn Festival typically sees the racecourse’s impeccably kept grounds cast in the golden glow of the afternoon sun. The racecourse also offers first-class amenities at the event, including trackside chalets, restaurants, bars, and a hotel.
The Autumn Festival will now be held at Chester Racecourse from Friday, September 15 to Saturday, September 16. The racecourse can be found on New Crane Street in Chester and the event begins at 11:30 am on both days.