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Next race meeting - Saturday 22nd October - First race 5:30pm - Live DJ in the Sports Bar after racing!

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.

Christmas Party packages available on race days and non-race days, packages start from as little as £40pp. For more information, please call 01245 360 300.

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.

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.


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.

Coming up over the next couple of months we will be staging a racing themed Murder Mystery night (12th November), will you be able to solve the “Tale of the Dark Horse”?

Following that we have our inaugural “Catwalk at the Course” on 19th November where a host of local and national designers will be showcasing their finest trends for the upcoming seasons.



Runners, Riders and Races

Saturday 22nd October – Live DJ in the Sports Bar after racing!

Gates open 3:30pm

First race 5:30pm

Last race 9:10pm

Our latest fixture marks the start of three consecutive Saturday evening fixtures at Chelmsford City Racecourse and we’re excited to be staging a packed card of 93 runners across eight races.

The action gets underway at 5.30pm with the Toteplacepot EBF Maiden Stakes, a six furlongs dash for two year olds. Ten go to post in what looks like a competitive race supported by some of the top training yards in the country. Al Mansor – with Frankie Dettori on board – and Godolphin’s 200,000 Guineas purchase Dubai Elegance are bound to have their supporters. But it would be no surprise if Mark Johnston’s well bred filly Echoism were to improve for her only previous run when seven furlongs and soft going might have been against her. She can win the opener.

Race two at 6.05pm, the Toteexacta Nursery Stakes, looks like a wide open sprint over five furlongs, with a maximum field of twelve runners lining up. Only one of these young horses is a winner – Mark Johnston’s Queen Celeste – but she seems to have had a dip in form since her summer victory. A lowish draw is quite important from this start and consequently Richard Fahey’s Gabridan is expected to make a bold bid.  She seemed to run out of steam when finishing second here last month over further, and can go one better this time.

Our feature race of the night is at 7.10pm with another maximum field of sixteen runners contesting the £11,500 Totepool Like us on Facebook Handicap over seven furlongs. There’s quite a lot of winning form in the line-up and the sporting prediction is for James Tate’s Brazos to return to winning ways after a run in Ireland. He won a similar sixteen runner race over this distance at Doncaster in July and is likely to be close to the pace. Martin Harley takes the ride.

With the last race being run at  9.10pm, remember to bring your dancing shoes as usual for a live DJ in the grandstand after racing!





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

Racing every Thursday until Christmas with live entertainment in the sports bar after racing. During October we have the fun casino where you could win a VIP racing package followed by a VIP night at the casino.


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