Press & Media

Media Accreditation

Application criteria

For racing media, an RCA media accreditation press pass and car park label permits access into the racecourse for all fixtures in the racing calendar. For members of the media who do not hold an RCA media accreditation pass, course access requests should be made in writing via the form below no later than five days before a fixture. Please be advised that access to the Press Room facilities at Chester Racecourse are reserved for RCA media accredited personnel only. Adhoc requests to access Wi-Fi and hot desk facilities will be reviewed on a case by case basis and granted on a first come, first served basis.

Access requests for accreditation are not granted to agency photographers as Chester Racecourse have an Official Course Photographer. When applying for accreditation, you will need to provide supporting evidence of the publication or media outlet you are working for, or if a freelance, a letter from a commissioning editor. If you are a photographer, differing levels of access will be granted as access to the course is limited to photographers with racing experience. Full instructions regarding permitted areas of access will be provided upon successful application. Photographers without RCA accreditation status will not be granted access to the track, Parade Ring or Winners Enclosure.

Broadcast Media

For broadcast media, accreditation requests need to be fielded by the rights holders, Sky Sport Racing, before access can be granted. Upon application, full details of the nature of the broadcast will need to be outlined. Please email Sky Sports Racing and the marketing department for further information.

Media Facilities

For all race meetings at Chester, media filing copy or images on the day of racing, RCA media accredited members of the press can access the Press Room, which will be communicated with press prior to the day. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Media Assets

All press releases issued by Chester Racecourse can be found within the news section of this website. For rights free media images, please email the marketing department here.

Official Social Media Channels

Make sure you follow us on TwitterInstagram and like our Facebook page to keep up to date with our latest news and ensure you make the most of your visit to Chester.


For comment or interview requests, please email Stewart Hudson –

Official Course Photographer

Chester’s Official Racecourse Photographer is Alan Wright – please contact him via phone on 01695 724 504 or via email.


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