Chester Racecourse is indebted to the support it receives from professionals within the racing industry and the Owners and Trainers who choose to run their horses at Chester. We hope that any queries you may have are answered in this section. Our aim is to take care of everything that you might need. Your dedicated point of contact will be Jeannie Chantler our owners and trainers liaison, who can be contacted on 07968 963664 or ownersandtrainers@chester-races.com. She will be delighted to answer any query you may have no matter how large or small.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Chester for the 2024 season. We please ask that you read the information below carefully so that you make the most of having a runner with us.

We kindly ask that you follow our racegoers code of conduct to ensure a safe and secure day for all attendees at Chester Racecourse. Click here to view the full code of conduct.

2024 Season

We thank you for entering your horse and very much hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you to Chester.

Our aim is to take care of everything that you might need for your visit. Your dedicated point of contact is Jeannie Chantler, who can be contacted on 07968 963664 or ownersandtrainers@chester-races.com. She will be delighted to answer any query you may have no matter how large or small.

 

Before your Visit
The allocation of badges is 6 per ownership. Please provide us the with details of those who will be attending no later than 4pm on the day before racing via the Racecourse PASS System. If you do not have access to the PASS System or need any assistance, please contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 or pass@weatherbys.co.uk.

If you have reduced mobility or a disability of any kind and require additional assistance on raceday, please notify us directly once you have registered your attendance through PASS.

 

Your Journey and Car Parking
For those choosing to travel by road, Chester is located within easy reach of major roads such as the M53, M56, M6 and A41. The Owners & Trainers Car Park is located in Saddlery Way (CH1 4LZ – what three words butter.mutual.chest.). Please be aware due to road closures on racedays, you can only approach the Racecourse from a westerly direction via Sealand Road, please follow the yellow diversion signage with the black diamond on and around the city. There will be further Owners and Trainers and Horsebox Park signage as you near the racecourse. The Owners and Trainers Car Park is only a short walk to the Owners and Trainers Reception, located in the Leverhulme Stand. There is a courtesy buggy service for those wishing to ride! This service will also operate after racing.

 

Helicopters
Helicopter landing facilities are available by prior arrangement. Please contact our designated Heliport Specialist Service Agent to arrange your flight on 01202 622 049 or info@helipad.co.uk.

Please also remember to complete your booking through the PASS system and let Jeannie Chantler (07968 963664 or ownersandtrainers@chester-races.com ) know your arrival time so we can arrange for a buggy to collect you from the Helipad.

 

Owners & Trainers Pavilion
We are pleased to offer Owners 6 complimentary lunches per horse in the O & T Pavilion. For syndicates, lunches may be foregone and swapped for badges if preferred.

The names booked in on the PASS system will automatically be booked in for lunch. Should you require extra badges or places please call Jeannie Chantler on 07968 963664 or ownersandtrainers@chester-races.com and she will do her best to assist, subject to availability.

 

Owners and Trainers Viewing
There are a number of reserved areas from where you can watch – The Weighing Room Roof viewing can be accessed by the staircase outside of the Pavilion. Other options include reserved seats in the County Stand, and roof viewing from The Refill Bar alongside the track.

 

Winning Connections
Following your race there will be a presentation in the Parade Ring to winning connections. Winning and placed connections will be invited to the Entertainment Suite to watch a reply of the race and enjoy a glass of champagne.

Chester’s official racecourse photographer is Alan Wright, and he will be delighted to supply any images that you require. He can be contacted by phone on 01695 724 504 or by e-mail: offphoto@talk21.com

 

Dress Code
Gentlemen are required to wear a well-tailored suit or a blazer/jacket with smart trousers, together with a shirt, collar and tie. Ladies are required to wear smart attire. No denim jeans of any colour, no trainers, no sportswear and no fancy dress will be permitted. If your ownership involves more than one partner, we do ask that you relay this information onto your other part-owners before the day.

We do hope that you decide to run your horse with us at Chester and you enjoy your visit. Please remember if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Jeannie.

Trainers

Thank you for making an entry and we hope to welcome you to Chester.

Your point of contact is Jeannie Chantler, who can be contacted on 07968 963664 or ownersandtrainers@chester-races.com Jeannie will be delighted to answer any query you may have, no matter how large or small. There is an allocation of 2 places for lunch in the Owners Pavillion, please contact Jeannie to confirm who is attending by 4pm the day before racing.

If any of your owners have reduced mobility or a disability, and require additional assistance on raceday, please do contact Jeannie.

Racing

Going Should you need further information on the ground, please contact Andrew Tulloch, Clerk of the Course, on 07831 315104.

Stables and Staff Accommodation

Overnight stabling and accommodation must be pre-booked by emailing stables@chester-races.com

Please note, accommodation is strictly limited to 1 stable staff for 1 horse. For 2 or more horses, 1 stable staff per horse and a Head Lad. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate staff under the age of 18 years.

All Stable Staff will receive complimentary food and drink in The Old Port Bistro, beside the stables.