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Horse Racing Tips For Chester Racecourse

Today's betting tips for races taking place at Chester Racecourse. Includes the latest weather & going reports, course maps, contact & address details and more.

Chester Racecourse, also known as the Roodee which means ‘The Island of the Cross’, has a place in the Guinness World Records as the oldest racecourse in operation having been established in 1539.

The racecourse is independently owned by Chester Race Company Ltd which also runs the Bangor-on-Dee course.

In 2012, the course became the first racecourse in Britain to introduce their own betting service, ChesterBET, which replaced Tote on the site.  The region was also the first to record a prize given to the winner of a horse race which was awarded at a Chester fair back in 1512 some 27 years before the racecourse opened.

Chester Races Betting Tips

All of our free betting tips for Chester Racecourse can be found above.

There are around 15 race meetings held at Chester Racecourse annually which may not be the largest amount but there are several big races to look forward to throughout the year. Races such as the Chester Cup, Chester Vase, Dee Stakes, Ormonde Stakes and the Chester Stakes all attract big crowds and will be on the radar of our in-house racing expert, Will Smith.

Will looks for value in races each day and when he finds something from races at Chester, you’ll find his betting tips at the top of this page and on our main horse racing tips page.

Chester Betting Tips Saturday

Occasionally, we may have ante-post Chester race tips available but more often than not, they are published on the morning of the races. If you’re looking for Chester tips for Saturday, please head back to this page from 9am on the raceday.

Chester Racecourse

The racecourse is 1 mile and 1 furlong around and is considered to be the smallest course of significance in the country.

It’s a left-handed circular track that as a run-in just shy of 2 furlongs. With a straight of just 239 yards, long-strided horses tend to find this course more challenging.

Chester Racecourse Weather
Weather forecast for Chester for the next 3 days

Date Rain Temperature Wind
18/Apr/2024 0.52mm 7.2°C 16.3mph
19/Apr/2024 0.79mm 9.1°C 19.5mph
20/Apr/2024 0mm 7.5°C 8.3mph

Chester Feature Races

The Chester May Festival is the biggest event at the racecourse that takes place annually in May. The festival attracts big crowds and features races such as:

  • The Cheshire Oaks
  • Chester Vase
  • Ormonde Stakes
  • Dee Stakes
  • Huxley Stakes
  • The Chester Cup

The Chester Cup is the highlight and takes place on day 3 of the festival. Originally called the Tradesmen’s Cup when the race was established in 1824 and then later as the Tradesmen’s Plate, it was renamed the Chester Trades’ Cup in 1874 and became known simply as the Chester Cup. It is now run over a distance of 2 miles, 2 furlongs and 147 yards having previously been slightly shorter.

MonthMeetingRaceTypeGradeDistanceAge/Sex
MayFestivalCheshire OaksFlatListed1m 3f 79y3yo only f
MayFestivalChester VaseFlatGroup 31m 4f 66y3yo only
MayFestivalOrmonde StakesFlatGroup 31m 5f 89y4yo +
MayFestivalDee StakesFlatListed1m 2f 75y3yo only
MayFestivalHuxley StakesFlatGroup 21m 2f 75y4yo +
MayFestivalChester CupFlatHandicap2m 2f 147y4yo +
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Chester Cup Betting Tips

The Chester Cup is a handicap race run over a distance of about 2 miles and 2 furlongs and takes place annually at the Chester May Festival. Being one of the bigger races at the racecourse, our racing analysts will be providing Chester Cup betting tips which will be displayed on this page in the days leading up to the race.

Chester Races Betting Sites

Whether you’re betting on the Chester Cup, Chester Stakes or any of the other races that take place at the oldest operating racecourse, you’ll want to ensure that you’re getting the best value.

We always advise a bookmaker when we publish our tips for Chester races but as odds can fluctuate, we recommend doing your own research and placing your bets with the bookies offering the biggest prices.

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Betting Tips For Chester Races

  • Tight, left-handed, cutaway in the “straight”
  • Chester May Meeting the feature – Derby and Oaks Trials plus Chester Cup among other races
  • Low draw favoured, particularly in sprints – often plenty of non-runners in such races
  • Andrew Balding (39/191) a trainer to follow. 
  • William Haggas (12/42) boasts an impressive 28.57% strike-rate. Currently a level stakes loss however. 
  • Ivan Furtado (4/19) with winners at 20/1 and 8/1 among those plus 14/1 and 25/1 places a trainer to note.
  • Trevor Whelan (5/24) for a near 21% strike-rate respected
  • Liam Jones (6/34) showing a healthy LSP thanks to winners at 25/1 and 33/1

Chester Racecourse Info
Racecourse address and general information

Address The Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY
Website www.chester-races.com
Phone +441244304600
Nearest Train Station Chester
Nearest Airport Liverpool
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