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Chester Race Track History & Information

Chester Racecourse is the oldest racecourse still in use in England dating back to the early sixteenth century. It is also thought to be the smallest racecourse of significance in England at just over 1-mile. There is a raised mound in the centre of the in field which is decorated by a small cross known as a "rood". It is from this that the race course derives the name "Roodee"; Roodee is a corruption of "Rood Eye", meaning "The Island of the Cross". The first grandstand was finished in 1817, rebuilt in 1899-1900, and replaced in 1985 after being destroyed by fire. The Tightest course in Britain it is left-handed, round and just over a mile in Length . Chester statistics here

Major Races at Chester

The following big races were last ran at Chester.
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Chester Cup
Dee Stakes
Cheshire Oaks
Ormonde Stakes
Chester Vase
Huxley stakes
Lily Agnes Conditions Stakes
Queensferry Stakes
European Breeders Fund Combermere Fillies Conditions Stakes
Chester Rated Stakes Handicap
Stand Cup

Upcoming Race Fixtures at Chester

10th May 2017
11th May 2017
12th May 2017
27th May 2017
10th Jun 2017
30th Jun 2017 (Evening)
1st Jul 2017
15th Jul 2017
29th Jul 2017
6th Aug 2017
26th Aug 2017
2nd Sep 2017
15th Sep 2017
16th Sep 2017
30th Sep 2017

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