A new running order for the May meeting of Chester Races 2018 was announced back in October.

And the most eye-catching part of the announcement was the fact the historic Chester Cup was to be moved to Friday for the first time.

The final day of the May meeting is often the most well-attended and while the weather is looking a little less friendly than for the previous two days, a huge turnout is once again expected.

This follows two immensely successful days to open the racing season in Chester with yesterday seeing some stunning outfits on display for Ladies Day.

We will be providing live updates and pictures throughout today's May meeting climax. Please let us have copies of your pictures either via our Facebook page or on email at cheshire.news@reachplc.com.

Signing off

A memorable May meeting has come to a glorious conclusion as Chester Racecourse celebrates the start of another racing season in style. Thank you for following our updates over the past three days and please don’t forget to visit our website here for a blow by blow account of each of the days including scores of photos of racegoers in all their finery as well as racing action from the course itself.

Last action of the day

Raise a glass

Stunning shot

The winner is...

The winner of the final race at the May meeting of Chester Races 2018 is Look My Way with Coeur De Lion second and Mirsaale third.

Final race about to start

The climax of what has been a hugely successful 2018 May meeting at Chester Racecourse is about to het under way - The 188BET Chester Plate Handicap Stakes. Sixteen horses are due to compete for this one with American Gigolo the favourite to win.

Dress to impress

Racegoer at the Boodles May Festival on Friday at Chester Racecourse
Racegoer at the Boodles May Festival on Friday at Chester Racecourse (Image: Daily Mirror)

Fundraising achievement

Action from third race

Restorer (right) ridden by Richard Kingscote on their way to winning The Boodles Diamond Handicap Stakes, during 188BET Chester Cup Day of the 2018 Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Restorer (right) ridden by Richard Kingscote on their way to winning The Boodles Diamond Handicap Stakes, during 188BET Chester Cup Day of the 2018 Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire (Image: PA)

King Kachy!

Faces in the crowd

Racegoers watching the horse racing at the Boodles May Festival on Friday at Chester Racecourse
Racegoers watching the horse racing at the Boodles May Festival on Friday at Chester Racecourse (Image: Daily Mirror)

The winner is...

The winner of the sixth race of the day was Star of the East with Gabrial’s King second and Jabbaar third.

Penultimate race

The penultimate race of the 2018 May meeting at Chester Races - The YCO Apprentice Handicap Stakes - is about to get under way.

Earlier today

Forest Ranger riden by Tony Hamilton wins The Homeserve Huxley Stakes, during 188BET Chester Cup Day of the 2018 Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Forest Ranger riden by Tony Hamilton wins The Homeserve Huxley Stakes, during 188BET Chester Cup Day of the 2018 Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire (Image: PA)

Reasons to be cheerful

All smiles from Michael

Former Liverpool striker and TV pundit Michael Owen at the Boodles May Festival on Friday at Chester Racecourse
Former Liverpool striker and TV pundit Michael Owen at the Boodles May Festival on Friday at Chester Racecourse (Image: Daily Mirror)

Cup presentation

A view of the first race today

Baraweez ridden by Phil Dennis wins The Crabbie's Earl Grosvenor Handicap Stakes, during 188BET Chester Cup Day of the 2018 Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Baraweez ridden by Phil Dennis wins The Crabbie's Earl Grosvenor Handicap Stakes, during 188BET Chester Cup Day of the 2018 Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire (Image: PA)

The winner is...

The winner of the fifth race at Chester Racecourse today was hot favourite Kachy with Growl in second and Sir Maximilian in third.

Windy conditions

Fifth race about to start

The fifth race of the day - The LDF Conditions Stakes - is about to get under way.

Hold on to your hats

Racegoers at the Boodles May Festival City Day on Friday at Chester Racecourse
Racegoers at the Boodles May Festival City Day on Friday at Chester Racecourse (Image: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror)

Enjoying the races

Winning in style

This sounds intriguing...

The Chester Cup results low-down

Magic Circle wins the Chester Cup

Magic Circle has raced to victory under Fran Berry in a thrilling display at the Roodee.

And they're away!

It’s the highlight of the Boodles May Festival - and now the 188BET Chester Cup is under way.

Who’s your money on?

It's nearly time for the one we've all been waiting for

Special moment