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Tips from locals
A great day out, check out the website for race day dates, normally May - September
Chester Racecourse, known as the Roodee, is according to official records the oldest racecourse still in use in England. Horse racing at Chester dates back to the early sixteenth century. Chester our their website for this years meetings or just pop along for a visit.
Horse racing season begins in May and finishes in September, people travel from all over to attend these events, you can also see the race course from Chester city walls.
Chester Racing season generally starts in May and finishes at the end of September. Check out their website for dates. It's a fantastic day out and town getting very busy afterwards so it's advisable to book a restaurant if you plan to stay for the evening.
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