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Chester Named as Finalist at the RCA Showcase Awards

Chester Racecourse is delighted to announce they have been named as a Finalist for the prestigious Showcase & Awards, hosted by the Racecourse Association (RCA).

The Showcase & Awards is the marquee event of British racecourses that annually celebrates first class customer experience in partnership with Moët Hennessy, Racing Breaks, Racing Post and Great British Racing.

Chester Racecourse has been listed as a Finalist in the #TopSpot category for their Timeline Walk. From the five Finalists the winner will be revealed at the Showcase & Awards ceremony on Thursday 8th November at Aintree Racecourse.

The #TopSpot Award is looking for standalone initiatives, large or small, that enrich the racecourse brand and/or raceday experience for customers. They should be ‘shareable’ ideas to enable other racecourses to use the best practice. To enter racecourses had to tweet an image to @RCAShowcase using #TopSpot and a brief description.

Richard Thomas, CEO at Chester Racecourse, said: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted in the #TopSpot award category for this year’s Showcase Awards. At Chester we always strive to innovate and act as leaders in our field and it is fantastic to be recognised this year for our History Timeline initiative. As the oldest racecourses still in operation in the UK, it feels rather fitting that we should be in with the running for a new initiative championing our rich heritage in this way."

Caroline Davies, RCA Racecourse Services Director, said, “I am thrilled for Chester Racecourse for their success in being named a Finalist at the 2018 Showcase & Awards.

"It is one of the most exciting times of year to see the Showcase submissions go before the judges to demonstrate the care and attenntion given to enhancing the raceday experience.

“I extend my congratulations to the team for their hard work in securing this achievement as one of our Finalists wish them the best of luck ahead of the Awards ceremony at Aintree Racecourse on Thursday 8th November.”