Chester

 

Chester Racecourse,
Chester.
CH1 2LY

01244 304600
http://www.chester-races.co.uk/

@chesterraces

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:
 TBA 01244 304602 
Clerk of the Course: Andrew Morris 07581 375229 amorris@chester-races.com
Owners’ Liaison: Jeannie Chantler 07968 963664
jchantler@chester-races.com

ROA INFORMATION:
Gold Standard award: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners fixtures: 15 of 15 fixtures
ROA Car Park Label exemptions: None

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Horsemans Group Prize-money contract: Yes - Premier Tier
Racecourse Group: Independent
Racing Channel: Sky Sports Racing
Left-handed course. Click here for Racing Post course guide
Racecourse Photographer: Alan Wright (Official Photographers) - 01695-724504 offphoto@talk21.com
Stabling capacity: 138

TRAVEL INFORMATION
The Racecourse is situated in the heart of Chester supported by an extensive road and rail network.
By Road: For Satelite Navigation systems our postcode is CH1 2LY. The M53, M56, M6 and A483 are all in close proximity to Chester providing excellent links from Liverpool, Manchester, North Wales and the south of England. The Racecourse is signed from all the major routes into Chester on racedays.
Car Parking: Car parking is on the Open Course and only for cars with a car pass. Car passes can be purchased in advance from the ticket office or from pay lane booths on race days. On Sunday Funday (4th August) only, car parking will be operated on a first come first served basis. A car pass costs £7, with the exceptions of 28th June (£9) and August 4th (£10).
By Rail: Please call 08457 484 950 for the Trainline or try www.thetrainline.com. The station is 20-30 minutes walk from the Racecourse through the picturesque Chester city centre.
Merseyrail: "For a hassle free journey, purchase a Merseyrail Day Saver ticket with your admission badges for just £4.90 per adult and £2.45 per child giving you access to the Merseyrail network for the whole day of the raceday fixture. (Northern & Wirral lines only. Not valid on City line services)". Merseyrail operates four trains an hour between Liverpool and Chester Monday to Saturday up until 18.30pm, then a half hourly service.

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Before your Visit

Owners are provided with 6 complimentary badges and lunches per horse. This continues for syndicates however, if syndicates prefer 12 complimentary badges and the option for those individuals to purchase lunch at £40 per person (subject to space) this is acceptable but please send the details via e mail to jchantler@chester-races.com to book them in as PASS will only allow 6.
Please provide us with the details of those who will be attending by no later than 4pm on the day before racing via the Racecourse PASS System.  Children can attend as one of the owners / representatives and will be included within the allocation. If you do not have access to the PASS System or need any assistance, please contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 or pass@weatherbys.co.uk.

If you require more badges please contact Jeannie Chantler as above and she will do her best to assist subject to space in the facilities.

If you have reduced mobility or a disability of any kind and require additional assistance on raceday, please notify us directly once you have registered your attendance through PASS and we will assist you.

Your Journey and Car Parking

For those choosing to travel by road, Chester is located within easy reach of major roads such as the M53, M56, M6 and A41. The Owners Car Park is located in Saddlery Way (CH1 4LZ), this is near to the current stable yard and can only be accessed from Sealand Road – not driving past the main racecourse entrance. It is on the right hand side at the traffic lights just before the railway bridge.

For those choosing to travel by train or air, Jeannie Chantler will be delighted to arrange free transport from local airports and stations in advance.

Helicopter landing facilities are available by prior arrangement. Please contact our designated Heliport Specialist Service Agent to arrange your flight on 01202 622 049 or info@helipad.co.uk. Please follow the above booking through the PASS system and let Jeannie Chantler (07968 963664 or jchantler@chester-races.com) know your time of arrival so a buggy service can be arranged to collect you from the Helipad.
 

Upon Arrival

The Owners and Trainers Car Park is only a short walk to the Owners and Trainers Reception at the Leverhulme Stand and is clearly marked, however a buggy service will operate for those wishing to ride! Buggies will depart from the marked location in the Owners and Trainers Car Park and will also operate after racing.

Owners Viewing and Parade Ring

Viewing will be available from the Owners Viewing Roof located next to the Pavilion and there are marked seats in the stands.


Winning Connections

A presentation will be made in the Parade Ring and winning Owners will be invited into our Entertainment Suite to watch a reply of the race and enjoy a glass of Champagne.

Chester's official racecourse photographer is Alan Wright, and he will be delighted to supply any images that you require. He can be contacted by phone on 01695 724 504 or by email: offphoto@talk21.com

Dress code

Gentlemen are required to wear a well-tailored suit or a blazer/sports jacket with smart trousers, together with a shirt, collar and tie. Ladies are required to wear smart dress. No denim jeans of any colour, no trainers, no sportswear and no fancy dress will be permitted.

 

Watch Live and Replays
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Replays

Price: Free
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Bet365

Price: Free
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Racing Post - Members’ Club (Ultimate) – 12 months for the price of 9 (£261.75 save £87.25)

The last word in racing information. With news, ratings, stats, tipping and great offers this invaluable racing resource is a must for any owner. Drill into a horse’s form, pedigree, results analysis and much more.

Members' Club Ultimate now comes with free access to the Racing Post Digital Newspaper so you can view every page of the paper on your phone, tablet or computer the night BEFORE it comes out. And also Racing UK Replays are BACK. Another great way to watch your runner or if you want to see a horse's run before making a bet. 

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