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. However, please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of further assistance to you both prior to and during your visit.

Chester Racecourse has consistently been awarded Gold Standard status by the Racehorse Owners Association and currently holds the shared title of Large Racecourse of the Year (with York Racecourse).


Becoming an Owner

The ROA has produced a useful handbook – A Guide to Racehorse Ownership. This is a free, comprehensive resource, designed for existing and potential racehorse owners alike. The Guide covers a broad range of subjects, designed to demystify racehorse ownership and make it more accessible to a wider audience.

Who can become a new owner?

Anyone over 16 years of age (applicants aged 16 or 17 require a personal guarantee from a currently registered owner) can apply. Event applicant will be subject to identity and credit checks and have to be approved by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).

Register as an owner. Owners can register to be an owner online via the BHA website here.

Types of Racehorse Ownership:

–   Sole ownership (An individual has 100% share in the horse)

–   Company (A company can register as an Owner, owning horses 100%)

–   Partnership (Two or more people who all members of the Partnership are registered owners share a percentage of the horse)

–   Syndicate (A share in a percentage of a horse that is managed and administered by the Syndicator/s. It isn’t necessary for members of the Syndicate to register as owners.)

–   Racing Club (A subscription to experience racehorse ownership. It isn’t necessary for members of the Syndicate to register as owners.)

–   Leasing (Ownership of a racehorse for a set period of time)

Information as supplied by the ROA, for more information please click here>.