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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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Lily Agnes Conditions Stakes
Chester Vase
Ormonde Stakes
Cheshire Oaks
Dee Stakes
Huxley stakes
Chester, 5f Handicap for 3yo (May Festival)
Chester, 7.5f Handicap for 4yo+ (Class 2 - May Festival)
Chester, 6f Handicap (Class 3, May Festival)
Chester, 5f Maiden (Class 3, May Festival)
Chester, 7.5f Handicap for 3yo (Class 2 - May Festival)
Chester, 1m2.5f Handicap (Class 2 - May Festival)
Chester, 5f Handicap for 4yo+ (May Festival)
Chester Cup
Chester, 1m4.5f Handicap (Class 3, May Festival)
Chester, 1m2.5f Maiden (Class 3, May Festival)
Chester, 1m2.5f Fillies Handicap (Class 3, End June)
City Plate Stakes
Chester, 7f Handicap (Class 2, 3yo, End June)
Chester, 5f Conditions Stakes (Class 2, July)
Chester, 5f Handicap (Class 3, End June)
Queensferry Stakes
Chester, 7.5f Handicap (Class 3, July/Aug)
Chester Stakes Handicap (1m5.5f, August)
Chester, 1m2.5f Handicap (Class 2, End September)
Chester, 7f Handicap (Class 3, End September)
Chester, 5.5f Nursery (Class 2, End September)
Chester, 2m Handicap (3YO+, Class 3, September)
Chester, 1m2.5f Handicap (Class 3, September)
Chester, 7f Handicap (Class 3, September)
Chester, 7.5f Handicap (Class 2, August)
Chester, 6f EBF Fillies Conditions Stakes (August)
Stand Cup

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