Mark your calendars. Racing has returned to the Roodee

The iconic, three-day festival of racing returns to the world’s oldest racecourse on Wednesday 10 May 2023. Not just the start of the world-renowned May Festival, but also the first fixture of the 2023 season. This is a race day you cannot afford to miss.

Once again sponsored by world-leading jewellers, Boodles, City Day marks an important milestone. With the beginning of the racing season ahead, we can all look forward to warmer weather, longer evenings and race days with family and friends which make memories to last a lifetime.

Tickets sell-out fast for the Boodles May Festival, so book now to make sure you have a front row-seat at history-making racing.

This year we’re rewarding customers that book early with the best ticket prices. This means the quicker you book, the better price you’ll get!

For group bookings, please call the box office on 01244 304610 or email

Please note that all tickets will be subject to a £1.25 per ticket administration fee.

Raceday Schedule



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Race 1 TBC

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Race 2 TBC

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Race 3 TBC

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Race 4 TBC

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Race 5 TBC

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Race 6 TBC

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Race 7 TBC