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The Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse

  • Chester Racecourse Chester CH1 2LY United Kingdom (map)

Chester’s 2019 racing calendar kicks off in style with the unmissable Boodles May Festival.

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City Day - Wednesday 8th- 11:30

The 2019 season opener is City Day, the inaugural day of the Boodles May Festival and an exciting one at that.

Following the breath-taking traditional curtain raiser of the Lily Agnes Stakes, the Chester Vase and Cheshire Oaks serve up some fantastic on-track action, with both Derby trials separating the men from the boys.

Ladies Day - Thursday 9th- 11:30

The Ormonde and Dee Stakes will be the feature races of the day and with a roll call of honourable winners, the stakes both on and off the track are high. Ladies, take part in a Best Dressed competition to be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes!

SportPesa Chester Cup Day - Friday 10th- 11:30

Supported by the Huxley Stakes and a consolation race to the Chester Cup; The Chester Plate, Chester Cup Day will command the largest crowd of the three days and a palpable atmosphere, impossible to bottle.


Tickets and badges for the three-day thriller are currently available to buy, with a variety of enclosures and price points across the three days, including Half-Price tickets in selected stands for City Day*. Prices start at just £10 on the Open Course with group incentives for parties of 10 or more in both the Dee Stand and on the Open Course. Call the Box Office 01244 304 610, or visit the Box Office in person at Chester Racecourse.

*Half price tickets available in County Concourse and Tattersalls enclosures until Sunday 28 April 2019.

Chester Racecourse Chester CH1 2LY

t: 01244 304600

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