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.
Chester is in fact a 365 days’ a year operation, attracting over 330,000 visitors annually at race day fixtures and non-race day events. Recognised as a leader in its field, Chester Racecourse consistently pushes boundaries to ensure the racecourse product delivers the optimum experience and opportunities for visiting horsemen and the general public. The racecourse has consistently been awarded the Gold Standard Award by the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA), since the award’s inception in 2008 and was awarded the prestigious title of Large Racecourse of the Year, when the award was launched in 2015 and again in 2018 and 2019. Comparably, Bangor-on-Dee was for the first time awarded Small Racecourse of the Year in 2018 (having first shared the accolade in 2017 with Musselburgh), in addition to Gold Standard status for the third year running.
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.