The final day of the Boodles May Festival, and the historic Chester Cup combine to form an unmissable race day

The finale of our beloved Boodles May Festival has arrived. Whilst we’re sad to see the end of one of our most popular line of fixtures, there’s still plenty of fun and celebration to be had. This race day is also bittersweet because it sees the return of our iconic and historic Chester Cup, which has been racing here on the world’s oldest racecourse since the 1800’s – just a few centuries after the racecourse held its first race!

The winners of our Chester Cup go down in Chester history, and have their names displayed with pride in our County Stand for all future racegoers to see. This is a rare chance to see Chester history in the making, and you’re invited.

This year the early bird definitely catches the worm, as we’re rewarding customers that book early with the best ticket prices. Ticket prices are split into different categories, with the lowest price always going to those that book early. 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

To give you reassurance when booking, any customer who purchases a ticket for a future fixture will be entitled to a transfer or full refund in the event it is cancelled.

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

For more information, please visit our terms & conditions page.