THE Autumn Festival at Chester Racecourse saw thousands of racegoers flock to the Roodee.

Hundreds of trainers entered the event, which took place on Friday and Saturday, including local trainers Tom Dascombe, Lisa Williamson and Pat Morris, who had 14 horses entered between them to run at the course.

The last racing event of the year at the racecourse takes place on Saturday, September 24.

The Chester Finale starts with a fashion show on the Press roof at 1.20pm.

The RAF Falcons will treat racegoers to a parachute display, landing just behind the Parade Ring, on the Open Course at 1.45pm.

Recognised as the UK’s premier military Parachute Display Team, the RAF Falcons will be falling at speeds of up to 120mph.

The team is comprised of some of the best military parachute instructors in the world, who are all working toward the coveted Military Freefall Instructor qualification.

The City of Chester Band will be playing outside the Leverhulme stand before racing. They will then perform on the track before the first race and after the last. For the rest of the day they will be based at the entrance to the Festival Chalets.

In addition, there will be live music in the Paddock throughout the afternoon.

The final card of the year features seven races, with the first at 2.20pm and the final race at 5.45pm.