Chelmsford City

 

Chelmsford City Racecourse
Essex County Show Ground
Moulsham Hall Lane
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 1QP

01245 360300

http://www.chelmsfordcityracecourse.com/race-days

@ChelmsfordCRC

We are delighted to welcome Owners to Chelmsford City Racecourse (CCR) and trust that all our facilities meet our guests’ expectations. The racecourse sets out to be flexible and accommodating to all Owners’ requests and we will do our utmost to provide true Essex hospitality to ensure a memorable day.

We are also fully committed to prize-money at CCR and in recent years have made Executive contributions which are easily the highest average per fixture of all the All-Weather venues, and ranks third of all those flat tracks which do not stage Group 1 races. The racing surface is now in its seventh year of use since installation and has been further enhanced with £600,000 of investment since 2015.

How many badges can I have per runner from July 19

All racecourses will make every effort to supply this number of badges, but paddock access is dependent on field size in the race your horse is in. 

Racecourse Number of entry badges Number of paddock badges  Notes
Aintree

6

6

Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).

Ascot 6 6  
Ayr 4 4  
Bangor


6 lunches also available

depends on field size

Parade Ring:

Races with 6 or fewer runners – 6 owners permitted
Races with 7-10 runners – 4 owners permitted
Races with 11 or more – 2 owners permitted

Bath 8 8

Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table

Beverley 6 6  
Brighton 8 8 Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table
Carlisle 6 6 Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).
Cartmel 6 2  
Catterick      
Chelmsford City Sole - 6
Syndicate - 8
6/8  
Cheltenham 6 6

This course does not use PASS.
Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).

Chepstow 8 8 Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table
Chester

6

6 lunches also available

depends on field size  
Doncaster 8 8 Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table
Epsom 6 6 Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).
Exeter 6 6 Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).
Fakenham

6 for Syndicates

4 for Sole Owners

2 Further restrictions may apply to the paddock with a safety limit of 75 in place
Ffos Las 8 8 Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table
Fontwell Park 8 8 Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table
Goodwood

Sole - 6

Syndicates - 12

6 /12

6 badges include lunch
If the number of badges required is over 6 there will be a charge of £35. Pre-booking is essential

Hamilton Park

6 for Syndicates

4 for Sole Owners

Maximum of 4 dependent on field size

 
Haydock Park 6 6 Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).
Hereford 8 8 Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table
Hexham 6 2 This course does not use PASS.
Owners with runners will be contacted directly regarding their arrangements.
Huntingdon 6 6 Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).
Kelso contact racecourse contact racecourse This course does not use PASS.
Owners with runners will be contacted directly regarding their arrangements.
Kempton Park 6 6 Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).
Leicester 6 safety limit total of 130 Safety limit of 23 in the Winners Enclosure
Lingfield Park 8 8 Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table
Ludlow

6

6

if numbers allow

Capacity in paddock 75.

Reallocation of entry badges for syndicates if required, Contact course

Market Rasen 6 6 Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).
Musselburgh contact racecourse contact racecourse  
Newbury 6 Dependant on field sizes  
Newcastle 8 8 Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table
Newmarket 6 6 Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).
Newton Abbot 6 6

Owners and Trainers facility will be in operation from the meeting on the 21 August

Nottingham 6 6 Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).
Perth contact racecourse contact racecourse  
Plumpton - - Next meeting in September and badges will be aligned to requirements at that time
Pontefract 6 / 8 with advanced notice 6 /8 
  • Additional Entry badges are available to purchase for £10pp.
Redcar 6 6  No reallocation of unused badges due to reworked owners areas, but it's hoped this will be resolved soon
Ripon 6

6

Additional entry badges can be purchased for £10
Salisbury      
Sandown Park 6 6 Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).
Sedgefield 8 8 Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table
Southwell 8 8 Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table
Stratford 6 - speak to course if requiring more. 6

Additional badges are charged at £15

Safety limited for the parade ring is 126

Taunton      
Thirsk 6

depends on field size

Subject to availability, there is a further option to purchase up to x14 discounted Public Enclosure entry tickets per runner 
Uttoxeter 8 8 Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table
Warwick 6 6 Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).
Wetherby      
Wincanton 6 6 Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).
Windsor 8 8

Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table

Wolverhampton 8 8 Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table
Worcester 8 8 Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table
Yarmouth 8 8

Additional entry badges for syndicates available. See details at the foot of table

York 6 6

Sole: Up to six extra badges may be purchased (£37each)
Syndicates: Can swap lunch places for additional complimentary six badges. Additional badges over and above this can be purchased but do not provide admission to Owners and Trainers or the paddock
Owners restaurant returns to the 1st Floor of the Melrose Stand

Full details for each track can be found on the Owners Guide to Racecourses here.

ARC Racecourses

There are two options now for owners with runners at ARC courses:

OPTION A - 8 Owners Badges

8 badges are available for each horse, offering complimentary access to the racecourse, as well as the specific Owners facilities.  Complimentary food and a bar will be available to all Owners Badge holders, along with access to the Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure. Owners will be required to register via PASS ahead of the meeting, and can purchase extra badges at the O&T desk at 50% of on the day General Admittance, subject to capacity of O&T facilities.

OR

OPTION B - 15 Complimentary General Admittance Badges

Owners (particularly commercial syndicates) who would prefer to bring a higher number of people to watch their horse race, rather than specific catering or facilities may claim 15 complimentary general admittance badges to attend per horse.  In addition, each horse will be allocated 8 paddock passes to be shared amongst their group to be used ahead of their race.

To claim this option, please contact the specific syndicates email address that will be included in the letter your receive from the racecourse, noting the names of those who you wish to attend, and clearly noting the syndicate leader to whom paddock passes shall be allocated.

General

CONTACTS:
Racecourse Manager: Fraser Garrity fraser.garrity@chelmsfordcityracecourse.com
Clerk of the Course: Andy Waitt - 07929 915731 andy.waitt@chelmsfordcityracecourse.com

ROA INFORMATION:
Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners fixtures: 59 of 59 fixtures (as well as short notice fixtures staged throughout the year)
ROA Car Park Label exemptions: None

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Horsemans Group Prize-money contract: Yes - Premier Tier
Racecourse Group: Independent
Racing Channel: Racing TV
Left-handed course. Click here for Racing Post course guide
Racecourse Photographer: meganrosephoto@gmail.com
Stabling capacity: 125
Track Talk Updates:

TRAVEL INFORMATION:
By Road: Chelmsford City Racecourse is situated in Great Leighs, 5 miles north of Chelmsford in the heart of Essex. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, the 150+ acre racecourse site has excellent transport links via the A131, A120 and M11. Owners' car parking is immediately adjacent to the A131 Northbound dual carriageway and is free.

A buggy service is available for guests with accessibility requirements. Please see our dedicated website page or call us on 01245 360300 for full accessibility details and parking assistance for owners who are blue badge holders. 

By train: from London to Chelmsford run from Liverpool Street station regularly or the Stansted Express train to Stansted Airport, again from Liverpool Street station is also an option.
The racecourse is approximately a 20 minute taxi ride from Chelmsford railway station and Stansted Airport.

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Current Pre-Arrival Requirements (Use of PASS System to Book Tickets)

IMPORTANT – Badges for you and your guests are now available for you to allocate. Please continue to do this via the Racecourse PASS System www.RCAPASS.com by 4pm on the day before the race meeting. You will see the number of badges available and we ask that you provide the required attendee details. Please do not register multiple guests in the same name. A simple step-by step guide to using the system is available from the RCA Website. If you do not have access to the PASS System or need any assistance in its use, please contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 or pass@weatherbys.co.uk.

Advance booking via PASS enables racecourses to ensure appropriate arrangements are in place to support the Owners Raceday Experience. However, badges may now be collected on the day if not booked in advance. Arrangements for advance bookings and/or collection on the day can only be made by the nominated owner. Bookings will not be accepted by third parties on behalf of the Owner and unused badges must not be passed on.

Key ​Raceday considerations and arrival protocols are as follows:

  • Wherever possible, please pre-register to attend and allocate your tickets through the PASS system and remember to bring your PASS card;
  • Gates will be open 2 hours in advance of the first race.
  • We are encouraging all our guests to bring a face covering for use at their own discretion eg indoors (when not eating or drinking), to adopt good social distancing/hand washing practices, and to continue to use the NHS Test and Trace App
  • Please arrive at CCR via the main car park only ie adjacent to the northbound A131 dual carriageway (direction Braintree). No other site access is permitted at this time.
  • Please follow the signs and stewards’ instructions upon arrival at the main entrance gates (ie once you have turned off the A131).
  • You will be directed to parking in a designated area of the car park and a steward will indicate your walking route to the Owners’ entrance.
  • You are encouraged to scan the QR code via the NHS Test and Trace App on arrival.
  • There will be no entry testing or medical screening requirements.
  • You will be issued with a badge and welcome drinks voucher. We ask that you wear the badge at all times whilst on site.



Once you have your badge, please use the pedestrian route through the tunnel under the track and into the racecourse proper. We ask that you keep left along this route in line with the signage. You will be met at the end of the pedestrian route by a steward and directed to the Owners and Trainers facility.

Dedicated Owners and Trainers Area – Facilities and Food & Drink
With the general public now back at CCR after 16+ months and extra rooms still being required to provide jockeys with the requisite additional space under BHA requirements, we do continue to face some logistical challenges on site. However, we are pleased to be able to return to the usual dedicated Owners and Trainers Marquee and lawn area next to parade ring.

  • The Owners and Trainers facility will now be in the “Summer” Marquee as there is much more space for indoor seating as we approach the Winter months, and
  • The complimentary food offering has now moved to hot options rather than Summer cold platters

Racecards will be available in their usual format, the big screen and TVs will be in use as normal​and betting facilities will be operating outside.

We are​ also very pleased to offer a complimentary ​welcome drink, summer platter, range of fresh sandwiches and a cash bar serving alcoholic drinks.

Parade Ring and Trainer/Jockey Interaction
As highlighted above, we are delighted to confirm that Owners can now access the parade ring ​before AND after their race. Social distancing and the use of face coverings is no longer mandatory, but encouraged. Presentations will again take place in the Winner's Enclosure and our usual paddock-side Winning Connections facility will reopen.

Raceday at Home
For those of you unable to attend on the day you will be able to download a copy of our racecard which will be sent to you by the ROA. If your horse should win, we will send a digital memento and winning photograph via your trainer. Our raceday photographer will be in attendance. Full information will be available on our website.

Thank you from CCR
All the team are hugely appreciative of your support in running your horse at CCR. If you are planning to join us, we aim to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and - hopefully - a winning one!

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