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Next Race Meeting Thursday 26th May

Britain’s newest racing venue offers thrilling all-weather racing under the mesmerizing light of its champagne fluted floodlights and the venue also highlights its versatility with a huge range of non-raceday events.

The brand new facilities provide a wonderful setting from which to anchor your raceday experience. The Grandstand boasts two restaurants, one ideal for families, friends and corporate events, the other, a more formal environment and perfect to celebrate special occasions. The restaurants are complimented by the lively Sports Bar area offering various raceday packages and bars for general admission.

Non-raceday events for 2016 include concerts, comedy and murder mystery nights, wedding and antiques fairs and a whole host more, details of all of these events can be found under our “Venue Hire” tab.

In terms of prize money offered to our racing connections, Chelmsford City Racecourse consistently achieves its aim of sitting near the top of the table with regard to value and the course is reaping the rewards by hosting competitive races with large fields of runners.



Following the success of our Madness concert in 2015, we are getting bigger and better with our music events and aim to host several events throughout 2016 in our “Summer Nights” programme.

The first band to be confirmed for this year is the fantastic SIMPLY RED who will be playing at the racecourse on 1st July.

We will be hosting a three day concert on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd July when we will welcome the fantastic Katherine Jenkins, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra, an eighties night featuring Rick Astley, Paul Young and Toyah Wilcox and a fun filled Saturday night with the Cuban beats of the Buena Vista Social Club supported by Kid Creole and the Coconuts!

The finale to our Summer Nights Music programme will be provided by Jools Holland on the 20th August. From his experiences on TV and the radio as well as the songs he has played with his own band, Jools has created a sensational playlist with music to suit everyone. Tickets will be released within the next month so keep an eye on the website and social media for more information!

Tickets are available through the “Buy Tickets” tab or by selecting the relevant date on our full fixtures list.



Runners, Riders and Races

by Fraser Garrity, Racecourse Manager

Thursday 26th May

Gates Open: 12:20pm

First Race: 2:20pm

Last Race: 4:50pm


Our 2016 fixture list is packed full of exciting racedays but we want you to know we do other events too!

Do you think you can ‘Conquer the Course’? Chelmsford City Racecourse has teamed up with BlitzFitMe to create the very first extreme obstacle challenge around the polytrack racecourse to provide the ultimate fitness test. 21 obstacles will be erected around the mile long course, including tyre flips, crawl through nets, monkey bars and even a straw wall for you to clamber over! Although the obstacles may be daunting, the challenge is suitable for people of all ages and fitness level. With a bit of team work, everyone will be able to complete the course and all those who do will receive a “Conquer the Course” t-shirt. To register, find 16th July under Events, and see if you can Conquer the Course!

Comedy at the Course returns on 27th May with Arthur Smith headlining what promises to be a great evening of laughter. Smith is a well-known comedian with numerous TV credits. This event will be scheduled for the final Friday of every month and Comedy Club membership will get you an extra 20% off all bookings. For more information, please call the office on 01245 360300.


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