Chester Races 2016 season continues this weekend with the Grosvenor Shopping Centre Ladies evening on Fiday, June 26 and the Matthew Clark Midsummer meeting on June 25..

Tickets are still available and here is a guide to what you will get for your money. Make sure you buy from a reputable source and avoid ticket touts who line the streets of Chester.

What you can get for your money


The open course at Chester Racecourse
FILE PICTURES FOR CHESTER CHRONICLE. Chester Racecourse. Photo by Ian Cooper

A ticket to the Open Course in the centre of the race track.

A good place for families, with free children’s entertainment (weather permittinng). You can take your own food and soft drinks into this area.

Food is also available from vendors on the open course and place your bets via chesterBET.

Please note there is NO ATM so bring enough cash with you for the day.

Dress code: More relaxed than other areas but remember that you are exposed to the elements so brollies, wellies, sun cream or a sun hat might all be in order during the British spring day.

If on the day you want to upgrade to Tattersall, shorts, sports wear and trainers will not be permitted.

£14 on Friday and £15 on Saturday

The Dee Stand which has a tiered, uncovered terrace and ground floor standing area.

Here you will have access to racecourse catering, bars and betting.

Dress code as the open course.

£30 on Friday and £40 on Saturday

The Tattersalls in the foreground with the Dee Stand in the background at Chester Racecourse
The Tattersalls in the foreground with the Dee Stand in the background at Chester Racecourse

Tickets for the Tattersalls Enclosure, the largest on the racecourse.

The Tattersalls has a tiered covered terrace and ticket holders have access to bars, catering concessions, chesterBET as well as entry to the paddock.

Dress code: Smart casual with no shorts, sports wear or trainers.

£38 on Friday and £48 on Saturday

County Concourse

Crowds in the County Stand at Chester Racecourse

Overlooking The Final Furlong and the new Winning Post enclosure.

Your badge permits access to the paddock, the racecourse dining village, the parade ring, the county Champagne bar and the winner’s enclosure.

Dress code: Men - suits with collar and tie. Women: smart.


The County Long Room is within the County Stand, on the first floor, offering views over the Roodee as well as access to undercovered seating.

As a holder of a Long Room ticket, the badge also provides full access to the County Concourse and the Paddock.

Gents are requested to wear suits with collar and tie. For ladies, smart dress is suggested.


An artist's impressions of the new Winning Post Enclosure

You could splash out and experience Chester Races from the new Winning Post enclosure. Witness your horse being (hopefully) the first to cross the line from the heart of the paddock’s new, impressive and contemporary glass structure. You will be able to keep refreshed with a selection of premium spirits and beer plus a Champagne and food available to purchase.

Where to get your tickets

For up to the minute information and live ticket availability, visit or telephone 01244 304 610.

Where not to get your tickets

Cabinet member for environment and community Mark Henesy, said: “I would urge anyone wanting to buy tickets for race meetings to purchase them directly from authorised sellers. That is the only way to ensure your ticket is genuine and has come from a legitimate source. Don’t risk buying a forgery or ticket that has already been used.

“Our Trading Standards and Licensing Teams work closely with the police and have powers to prosecute anyone caught operating as a ticket tout. Our message is clear – ticket touts please stay away!”