Chelmsford City Racecourse is Britain’s newest racecourse offering thrilling all-weather racing under the mesmerizing light of its Champagne fluted floodlights, perfect for those looking for a horse racecourse in Chelmsford. The venue also highlights its versatility with a huge range of non-raceday events. Now into its third year, the racecourse continues to strive for excellence in all areas, already having won multiple Racecourse Association Excellence Accolades, most recently for staff customer service and visitor information. 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.
Built on the site of the previous Gt Leighs racecourse, Chelmsford City is not only the newest racecourse in Britain, but is also one of only 5 fully floodlit all-weather tracks in the UK. With the distinctive shape of the bespoke made Champagne-flute shaped lights, the racecourse pioneers sleek design, the newly constructed Grandstand having been short-listed for an architectural award in 2016. The course opened for racing on 11th January 2015 with the first public raceday on 1st February in the same year. Throughout the two and a half years of operation, the course has prospered, offering a huge variety of events including, but not limited to, live music concerts, obstacle races, family fun days, wedding exhibitions and Arabian race fixtures. The annual Ladies Day is already an unmissable date in the Essex social calendar and the live music nights have welcomed some of the best known British artists including Simply Red and UB40 as well as some freshest new talents and an eclectic mix of genres.
The glitz and glamour of Essex's premier sporting social event returns in 2018 with Ladies' Day. Experience high fashion and exhilarating racing as the world's finest racehorses descend on Great Leighs!
Racing & 80s Legends
Fantastic afternoon racing followed by a brilliant evening of music from a trio of 80s Legends. Tony Hadley, Nik Kershaw and Right Said Fred will be entertaining the crowd with some of the best known songs of their era.
Racing & Razorlight
An evening of summer racing followed by a rocking performance from top UK Indie band Razorlight. Playing some of their hits including “America” and “In the Morning” they are sure to get the crowd going and start your weekend with a bang!
The Club Restaurant and Lounge is an exquisite area located on the first floor of the grandstand offering a panoramic view over the racecourse. Offering 3-course and 4-course options with modern British cuisine, The Club offers exclusive dining with a members’ club atmosphere and VIP treatment. You can soak up the experience by watching your winning horse in the winners enclosure, whilst you enjoy an afternoon tea or a celebratory champagne. A strict dress code applies and children under the age of 16 are not permitted. All packages include admission, car parking, courier betting service, table for the day and racecard.
The Fairwood Restaurant is situated on the ground floor along the final furlong of the home straight and offers a vibrant and exciting dining experience with a lively atmosphere. This large restaurant has stunning views looking out on to the final furlong and easy access to the parade rings and terraced area. The summer menu includes a cold meat and seafood gourmet carvery on a standard day, and a delicious three course option with wine included for concert events. All Fairwood Restaurant packages include admission, car parking and courier betting service. The Fairwood Lounge is situated opposite the winning post and leads onto a private terrace offering unrivalled views of watching your winning horse come home. You can hire this lounge with a variety with a unique and bespoke catering options. Contact us directly to help create a unique and personalised experience in the Fairwood Lounge. The Fairwood Restaurant welcomes children under the age of 16.
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