Boodles May Festival 2024

About Boodles May Festival 2024

It’s the Roar. It’s the Drama. It’s the Feeling.

Immerse yourself in the Magic of May. Three unmissable and exhilarating days of racing at the Boodles May Festival. This is Chester Racecourse’s most prestigious three-day race meeting, taking place at the beginning of May each year and launching the remainder of the years racing season.

The Boodles May Festival consist of three consecutive race meetings – Trials Day, Ladies Day and Chester Cup Day. Each meeting has its own unique character and personality. Ladies Day is of course an iconic fixture, used by racegoers to showcase the latest styles and trends in impactful outfits designed to wow. Trials Day and Chester Cup Day however, are fan favourites amongst the hardcore racing enthusiasts, as the annual Chester Vase race is used as a trial for the Epsom Derby and the Chester Cup race weeds out the greatest of jockeys and racehorses destined for success.

This year will be an extra special celebration as we will be honouring 200 years of the iconic Chester Cup.

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Get your tickets and experience the roar, the drama and the feeling of the Boodles May Festival.

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Restaurant thumbnail image Hospitality

Want to make your raceday extra special? Take a look at our hospitality packages to see how you can provide the full experience of living it up ‘Chester style’!

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Restaurant thumbnail image Style Guide 2024

In partnership with Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, our 2024 style guide aims to give you style inspiration that brings to life a magical day at the world’s oldest racecourse.

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Restaurant thumbnail image Trials Day 2024

The journey starts here! Mark your card for potential superstars of the future at the Boodles May Festival Trials Day on Wednesday 8th May 2024.

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Restaurant thumbnail image Ladies Day 2024

Back the best in the races. Stand-out from the crowd in your best dress, blazer or braces. Enter our captivating competition on Ladies Day on Thursday 9th May 2024.

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Restaurant thumbnail image Chester Cup Day 2024

Pop the champagne and raise a toast to 200 years of the Chester Cup. Be part of history and celebrate this iconic occasion on Friday 10th May 2024.

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Restaurant thumbnail image History

The Boodles May Festival is the most famous and well-known racing fixture to take place at Chester. Steeped in history, there is lots to learn about the history of each day of this prestigious meeting.

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We’re excited to welcome you to Chester Racecourse and for you to enjoy our renowned service and hospitality. Here’s everything you need to know about your experience.

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Take a look at our partners for the 2024 Boodles May Festival.

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