Roman Day

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 11:30

Roman Day is the first of our family themed fixtures in 2019 and offers families the perfect opportunity to celebrate the beginning of the Half-Term holidays on Saturday 25 May.

On Roman Day, we’ll be celebrating our historical roots and location within the Roman city of Chester. Did you know, Chester Racecourse, established in 1539, is the oldest racecourse still in use in the UK, if not the world and this year we are celebrating 480 years of racing on the Roodee!

Our Roman Day fixture this year plays host to the launch event to this year's Chester Heritage Festival and where better to introduce this year’s festival programme than at the oldest racecourse in the land. 

Join Festival organisers and enjoy a host of activity out on the Open Course. This family themed race day is especially fun for youngsters who can learn some fascinating facts about their Cestrian ancestors and witness some spectacular sporting displays both on and off the track.

Younger racegoers can expect to witness jousting and chariot displays between races, take part in mosaic crafts and Roman helmet making and learn some fascinating facts from a legion of Romans on course.

This promises to be a great day for the whole family, so pack a roman themed picnic, get everyone together and join us at Chester Racecourse for a day to remember. Carpe Diem!

Take a look at the 2018 Roman Raceday Report and recall the battles out on the famous Roodee turf. Read more here.

If you live in a CH1-4 postcode, you could benefit from a fantastic half-price offer on Roman Day tickets~

For a limited time only, residents of Chester can purchase County Concourse Badges and Tattersalls Enclosure tickets half price!

This offer is strictly limited to four tickets or badges per person and is available in person only at the Chester Racecourse Box Office.

This special offer is only available until Friday 26 April 2019 or the allocation of available tickets at this discounted price has been reached.

Residents must show proof of current address in person (a utility bill or bank statement is suggested) as well as photo identification (driving license or passport is suggested) at the point of purchase.

Children aged 17 and under are eligible to attend this and every single raceday free of charge with a full paying adult.

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 Tuesday 21 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.

To discuss in more detail the hospitality packages available on the day, including options in our private dining areas, call the Hospitality team on 01244 304 631.

~Valid on County Concourse Badges and Tattersalls Enclosure tickets only and is only available until Friday 26 April 2019 or the full allocation of available tickets at this discounted price has been reached.


Raceday Schedule
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  • 1:45pm Sponsor logo

    Novice Stakes (Class 4) (3yo+)
    Distance: 7f 127y | Prize: £10,765

  • 2:20pm Sponsor logo

    Fillies' Handicap Stakes (Class 4) (3yo fillies)
    Distance: 6f 17y | Prize: £13,500

  • 2:55pm Sponsor logo

    The MBNA Handicap Stakes (Class 2) (4yo+)
    Distance: 7f 127y | Prize: £45,000

  • 3:30pm Sponsor logo

    Handicap Stakes (Class 3) (4yo+)
    Distance: 1m 5f 84y | Prize: £22,748

  • 4:05pm Sponsor logo

    The British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes (Class 2) (2yo)
    Distance: 6f 17y | Prize: £20,335

  • 4:40pm Sponsor logo

    The Controlled Solutions Group Handicap Stakes (Class 4) (3yo+)
    Distance: 1m 4f 63y | Prize: £11,067

  • 5:15pm Sponsor logo

    Handicap Stakes (Class 4) (4yo+)
    Distance: 1m 2f 70y | Prize: £11,067