Chester Cup Day

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 11:30

The final day of the Boodles May Festival culminates with the highest profile race of the three days, the Chester Cup - the most valuable race in Chester’s calendar of fixtures.

Supported by the Huxley Stakes and a consolation race to the Chester Cup; The Chester Plate, Chester Cup Day will command the largest crowd of the three days and a palpable atmosphere, impossible to bottle.

Take a look at the 2018 Raceday Report and recall Magic Circle’s emphatic win and all the memories of Chester Cup Day. Read more here.

Looking to purchase Dee Stand tickets? Make sure you buy in advance at a discounted price of £15 per person and avoid an on the day £2 increase. As in previous seasons, a group offer is available on both Dee Stand and Open Course tickets. Buy 10 tickets in either enclosure and receive an extra ticket absolutely free.

The deadline to purchase tickets should you wish to receive them in the post is Friday 3 May 2019. Past this point, tickets can be collected on the day from the Box Office on arrival. If you are purchasing a Dee Stand or Tattersalls ticket, you can opt to print your ticket at home and avoid postage charges.

Hospitality packages for this fixture will go on general sale from Friday 2 November 2018. Should you wish to register your interest to purchase hospitality for the Boodles May Festival or any other fixtures in the 2019 calendar, click here to complete an online form or call the Hospitality team on 01244 304 631. 


Raceday Schedule
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  • 1:50pm

    Handicap Stakes (Class 2) (4yo+)
    Distance: 7f 127y

  • 2:25pm

    Huxley Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) (4yo+)
    Distance: 1m 2f 70y

  • 3:00pm

    Handicap Stakes (Class 2) (4yo+)
    Distance: 1m 2f 70y

  • 3:35pm

    Chester Cup (Class 2)
    Distance: 2m 2f 140y

  • 4:05pm

    Conditions Stakes (Class 3) (3yo+)
    Distance: 5f 15y

  • 4:40pm

    Handicap Stakes (Class 4) (4yo+)
    Distance: 1m 4f 63y

  • 5:15pm

    Handicap Stakes (Class 2) (4yo+)
    Distance: 2m 2f 140y