About the Winning Post Enclosure

The Winning Post Enclosure is situated within the buzzing area of the paddock at Chester Racecourse, on the site of the former finishing post. This premium enclosure offers guests a lively atmosphere and unrivalled proximity to the track to view the races in comfort.

Dress code

Gentlemen are required to wear a well-tailored suit or a blazer with smart trousers, together with a shirt, collar and tie. Ladies are required to wear smart dress. Denim jeans of any colour, trainers, shorts, sportswear and fancy dress will not be permitted.

Bringing your own car

On race days, all customer car parking is on a designated area of the Open Course. Car parking can be purchased in advance via our website when booking your tickets, or on the day by cash or card. On arrival, stewards will direct you from the road outside the racecourse, right up until you park your car in its space. Customers are politely asked not to leave their cars on-site overnight and are reminded that all property and valuables are left at the owner’s risk.


Winning Post ticket holders may enter the Open Course, Dee Stand, Tattersalls Enclosure, County Concourse, Winning Post and Paddock. The Paddock is the heart of the racecourse where the Parade Ring is located. Winning Post guests are seated trackside with excellent views of the action as well as multiple TV’s showing live footage of the racing from the best angles. Here you can see the horses parade before each race, you can see the winning horse return after each race and watch the presentation ceremony in person each time. Within the enclosure, you will have access to the Refresh and Refuel Bars, both retailing a selection of premium drinks including Laurent-Perrier Champagne and quality gins. You are free to leave the enclosure throughout the day and experience all that the paddock and Chester Racecourse has to offer. The Parade Ring and Pre-Parade Ring are in close proximity, as are the wider food and beverage concessions across the course. There are a large number of bars on both sides of the track which ticketholders can access, including on the Pavilion Lawn. The Pavilion Lawn is a lively part of the racecourse with track-side seating, pop-up bars, specialist food units and a resident DJ.


The Winning Post features live music by its own resident DJ throughout every race day.

Adults only

This enclosure is for adults only. No under-18’s are permitted.


No form of furniture i.e. chairs, gazebo’s etc. are permitted in the Winning Post.


There is a good level of cover in the Winning Post as well as in the Paddock. Racegoers are entitled to bring an umbrella with them into the Winning Post for personal cover when moving around the racecourse.


There is plentiful seating available in the Winning Post with private tables (unreserved) for guests as well as general seating in the Paddock area and Pavilion Lawn on the inside of the track.


Access gates are located on ground level with paved, hard floors. The Winning Post is located on the inside of the track with the major route a wheelchair-friendly route from the main entrance, underneath the track and into the Winning Post. If you need assistance in reaching the Winning Post, please visit the Accessibility Hub in the Holiday Inn Car Park on arrival where trained stewards will assist you. For more information on this, please click here.

The Winning Post itself is a flat, hard standing surface.

Food/drink offering

The Winning Post enjoys two private bars for ticketholders only, ensuring quick service and a wide variety of choice. There is also an even wider choice of food/drink vendors in the Paddock area and on the Pavilion Lawn.

There is a cash machine in the Paddock in the Pavilion Bar.

Racecards & bookmakers

On arrival you will receive your swing badge for the day as well as a complimentary racecard by your host. There are also dedicated ChesterBET stations and staff for guests of this enclosure.

Where can I access?
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