Chester's most prestigious and glamorous festival returns to the world's oldest racecourse.

Boodles May Festival 2024 has arrived at the world’s oldest racecourse and the three day celebration of renowned racing kicks off with Trials Day. Previously known as City Day, this newly named fixture sees the running of two Derby Trials; The Cheshire Oaks and The Chester Vase. This is your chance to witness some of the best horses in action on the Roodee.

Make sure you book your tickets early. Boodles May Festival is world-renowned, attracting owners and trainers of the highest calibre. Tickets are regularly in high demand with wait lists on various enclosures. Grab your spot at the first race day of the 2024 season today.

This year we’re rewarding guests 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.