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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.

Our finale for the 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. He will be joined by the exquisite Ruby Turner, alongside “Squeeze” frontman Chris Difford – Too Cool For Cats or what?!

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

Tuesday 2nd August

Gates Open: 4:20pm

First Race: 6:20pm


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

We are hosting our Macmillan Family Fun Day on Sunday 7th August. There will be loads of fun activities going on throughout the day for all the family to enjoy. And if your kids are obsessed by the Pokemon Go craze, don’t worry – we are a PokeStop and we offer complimentary WIFI to our guests, so they will be able to play during the day!

Sunday 11th September sees our second annual Countryside Day here at Chelmsford City. There will be stalls and lots going on around the Racecourse as the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon of wonderful all-weather racing.


Let's Get Social

SUMMER RACING & MUSIC | Thoroughbred racing & Jools Holland live here on Aug 20th! Tickets:

Best of luck to our good friends @EssexCricket as they look to secure a QF place 🏏 Go well this eve chaps! #EssvGla