An action-packed afternoon of racing and entertainment brought the crowds out in glorious sunshine for Tote Roman Day at Chester Racecourse.
Chester’s first Saturday meeting of 2023, the celebration of the city’s historical roots was supported by the Chester Heritage Festival and Roman Centurions from Roman Tours, while the Devil’s Horsemen put on some show-stopping Roman Chariot displays on the Open Course.
From football activities with Net World Sports and Chester FC, to educational outdoor delivery from Camp Curiosity and an inflatable play zone, the day had something for everyone!
In terms of the racing, Boardman won the feature race of the afternoon, the tote.co.uk Bet £5 Get £20 Handicap Stakes, for the third year running under the ride of Phil Dennis.
Radio Goo Goo, a winner during the Boodles May Festival, returned to the Roodee to back up that success by claiming The Chester Heritage Festival Fillies’ Handicap Stakes with Ben Curtis in the saddle.
The King of Chester, Franny Norton, was successful in The British EBF 40th Anniversary Maiden Stakes aboard Politico and in The tote Fantasy, Who’s In Your Stale Handicap Stakes on Perfect Play.
It wasn’t to be for Franny in The Net World Sports Handicap Stakes however, with Billy Garritty pipping him to victory on Scottish Dancer.
Thank-you to everybody in attendance at this year’s Tote Roman Day and to all our partners and sponsors for their continued support.
Check out all our remaining 2023 fixtures available to attend here.