Chester

 

Chester Racecourse,
Chester.
CH1 2LY

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

@chesterraces

 

General

CONTACTS:
Racecourse Manager:
 Richard Thomas  01244 304602 rthomas@chester-races.com
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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Tier System

Racecourses look forward to welcoming owners on-course.  In line with Government Stage 5 Guidance and Sports Grounds Safety Authority requirements, owners will be asked to sign up to the Owners Code, which is supported within the BHA Owners Protocols

WHICH TIER IS EACH COURSE IN?

Please check which Tier your racecourse is in before traveling.

From 00.01 Thursday 31 December:

Tier 2

No courses

Racecourses in Tier 1 and Tier 2

  • Admittance to the Amber Zone will be for owners and spectators with specific areas/facilities reserved for owners only (including debrief areas).
  • The suggested minimum badge allocation for owners is 4 per runner where this can be accommodated.
  • Sports Grounds Safety Authority Requirements state that all tickets must be booked in advance with no on the day allocations. Bookings can only be made by the Owner1, who must observe the booking deadline of 4pm the day before racing.
  • Name and contact information must be provided for the owner and all guests, to meet NHS Test and Trace requirements.
  • The lockdown total limit of 45 owners on course at any one time will not apply and there will be no limits on the amount of time owners can spend at the racecourse
  • Owners will continue to be prohibited from access to the Green Zone.
  • There are no requirements for temperature taking and/or any other health screening at the racecourse entrance unless mandated locally.
  • Owners must adhere to the Rule of 6 and in Tier 2 areas must not socialise with anyone they do not live with or who is not in their support bubble when indoors.
  • Food and beverage provision does not need to be table service, and alcohol may be served without a substantial meal. Owners must be seated to consume their food/drink.
  • Take away style food and non-alcoholic beverages from concessions may be available.
  • Face coverings3 will be mandatory in all areas, unless eating or drinking.
  • Owners from Tier 3 areas will be to able attend fixtures, on the basis that they are travelling for work purposes.
  • Owners from Tier 4 areas will not be to able attend.
  • Trainers may only enter the Amber Zone if they are allocated a badge as part of the Owner’s allocation (i.e. as the guest of the owner) or if they have purchased a ticket as a spectator.
  • Separate badge allocation will not be provided for trainers. There must be NO crossing of zones on any day.
  • Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners and Racecourse Badge Scheme for Breeders will not be in operation until further notice

Tier 3

AINTREE, CATTERICK, DONCASTER, EXETER, HAYDOCK PARK, HEREFORD, LUDLOW, NEWTON ABBOT,  WETHERBY, WORCESTER

Racecourses in Tier 3

  • Access to the Amber Zone will be limited to owners attending for work purposes only.
  • Owners will continue to be prohibited from access to the Green Zone. Debrief areas will continue to be provided.
  • The Amber Zone health screening and temperature testing processes will apply
  • The suggested badge allocation should not exceed 4 per runner.
  • Sports Grounds Safety Authority Requirements state that all tickets must be booked in advance with no on the day allocations. Bookings can only be made by the Owner, who must observe the booking deadline of 4pm the day before racing.
  • Name and contact information must be provided for the owner and all guests, to meet NHS Test and Trace requirements
  • The lockdown total limit of 45 owners on course at any one time will not apply and there will be no limits on the amount of time owners can spend at the racecourse
  • Owners from Tier 4 areas will not be to able attend.
  • Trainers may only enter the Amber Zone if they are allocated a badge as part of the Owner’s allocation (i.e. as the guest of the owner). Separate badge allocation will not be provided for trainers. There must be NO crossing of zones on any day.
  • Face coverings will be mandatory in all areas.
  • There should be no presentations to winning connections.
  • Canteen style food (either for seated consumption or for take away) and non-alcoholic beverages may be provided. Alcohol will not be provided
  • Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners and Racecourse Badge Scheme for Breeders will not be in operation until further notice

Tier 4

ASCOT, CARLISLE, CARTMEL, CHELMSFORD CITY, CHELTENHAM, FAKENHAM, FONTWELL PARK, HEXHAM, HUNTINGDON, KEMPTON PARK, LEICESTER, LINGFIELD PARK, MARKET RASEN, NEWBURY, NEWCASTLE, PLUMPTON, SANDOWN PARK, SEDGEFIELD, SOUTHWELL, STRATFORD, TAUNTON, UTTOXETER WARWICK, WINCANTON, WOLVERHAMPTON

Racecourses in Tier 4

The Amber Zone will not be in operation at racecourses in Tier 4 areas, and owners will not be permitted to attend.

[1] Allocation requests from any third parties, including the Trainer or Racing Manager, will not be accepted.

[2] Subject to changes over the Christmas Period

[3] Recommendation is that face coverings are 3 layer with no valve.

[4] This is the registered owner of the horse or, if the owner cannot attend they may reallocate their badge to their representative – who is to be either an immediate family member (mother/father/child/sibling/spouse); or their official agent – who is employed or has Authority to Act.  This DOES NOT include Trainers

[5] This is the registered owner of the horse or, if the owner cannot attend they may reallocate their badge to their representative – who is to be either an immediate family member (mother/father/child/sibling/spouse); or their official agent – who is employed or has Authority to Act.  This DOES NOT include Trainers