About Chester Race Company
Chester Race Company Ltd is a dynamic, constantly evolving organisation with an ever-expanding portfolio. The Company owns two racecourses (Chester and Bangor-On-Dee), an on-course hotel - the Holiday Inn Express, two on-site restaurants; 1539 Restaurant & Bar and The White Horse, in addition to a vibrant city-centre bar; Commonhall Social.
Chester Racecourse was the first racecourse to launch its own in-house gaming division; Chester Bet, replacing the Tote on course from 2012.
Chester Race Company also operates its own provision of on-course catering via its Horseradish brand; delivering year-round events, race meetings and conference and banqueting at Bangor-on-Dee and Chester Racecourses, Chester Town Hall, Speke Hall and numerous other affiliate venues and bespoke events throughout the North-West and further afield.
A 365 day a year operation, Chester Racecourse alone attracts over 300,000 visitors annually at raceday fixtures and non-raceday events. Recognised as a leader in its field, Chester Racecourse are consistently pushing boundaries to ensure the racecourse product delivers the optimum experience and opportunities for visiting horsemen and the general public. The racecourse has consistenly been awarded the Gold Standard Award by the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA), since the award's inception in 2008 and was awarded the prestigious Large Racecourse of the Year Award, when it launched in 2015.
A recent Economic Impact Study reported that Chester Race Company generates £54.1 million of expenditure per annum in the local economy and supports some 974 gross Full Time Equivalent jobs; 24% of employment in the recreation sector alone.