What's On

Thu 29 Aug 2019

Afternoon Racing


Come and enjoy a summers afternoon at the races.

Wed 04 Sep 2019

Afternoon Racing


September sees nine fixtures at the course and starts here with a rare Wednesday night fixture.

Thu 05 Sep 2019

Afternoon Racing


Join us for a delightful evening of racing and sign the summer off with some fun!

Thu 12 Sep 2019

Afternoon Racing


The third of our September evening race fixtures. Another lovely Thursday night at Chelmsford City!

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Family Fun Day


The second of our 2019 Family Fun Days, this time in support of Havens Hospice, a fantastic local charity. This circus themed event is a brilliant way to ease yourself and your family into Autumn. As an added bonus, the feature race will be broadcast live on ITV Racing!

Thu 19 Sep 2019

Evening Racing


Another Thursday night under lights here at Chelmsford City Racecourse - a great way to round off the week!

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Afternoon Racing


Enjoy a lively Saturday afternoon here at Essex's favourite sports venue.

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Evening Racing

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Evening Racing


A Thursday night under lights again here at Chelmsford City.

Sat 28 Sep 2019

Evening Racing


A brilliant Saturday evening out at the racecourse with thrilling live racing and a DJ in the Sports Bar. It's everything you need for a great time.

Thu 03 Oct 2019

Evening Racing


The first of four Thursday night's under lights in October - join us and keep the excitement going throughout the autumn with brilliant live racing.

Tue 08 Oct 2019

Evening Racing


Evening Racing at Chelmsford City Racecourse

Thu 17 Oct 2019

Evening Racing


Get into the swing of our Thursday nights under lights as we head through October. It's a great excuse for a social with friends to start the weekend early.

Thu 24 Oct 2019

Evening Racing


Evening Racing at Chelmsford City Racecourse

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Evening Racing


Enjoy a lively Saturday afternoon here at Essex's favourite sports venue.

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Evening Racing


The final Thursday evening fixture in October - why not book in to the Club Restaurant for an extra special outing?

Sat 02 Nov 2019

Evening Racing


The fun keeps rolling throughout November, with another Saturday night fixture. Once again, the DJ in the Sports Bar after racing makes it an evening to remember, so bring your friends and your dancing shoes and join us for a great night!

Thu 07 Nov 2019

Evening Racing


Evening Racing at Chelmsford City Racecourse

Tue 19 Nov 2019

Evening Racing


Evening Racing at Chelmsford City Racecourse

Thu 21 Nov 2019

Evening Racing


Evening Racing at Chelmsford City Racecourse

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Evening Racing


Evening Racing at Chelmsford City Racecourse

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

One enclosure (Grandstand & Paddock) for all standard days. Feature days & concerts may operate alternative arrangements.

Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1QP
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

By Train

Trains from London to Chelmsford run from Liverpool Street station regularly or the Stansted Express train to Stansted Airport, again from London Liverpool Street station is also an option.

By Bus

Chelmsford Bus station is less than a two minute walk from Chelmsford railway station. At present there is a limited shuttle service between the Castle bus stop in Great Leighs and Chelmsford City Racecourse, serving the no. 70 and no. 352 bus. It’s recommended contacting the racecourse prior to your visit to check availability of the shuttle service.

By Road

Chelmsford City Racecourse is situated in Great Leighs, 5 miles north of Chelmsford in the heart of Essex. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, the 150+ acre racecourse site has excellent transport links via the A131, A120 and M11.

Dress Codes

What to wear

Grandstand & Paddock Admission – Informal dress code in operation, however we do ask that the following are not worn: - Beach flip flops - Team shirts - Sports shorts - Swimwear

Fancy dress is permitted, however the racecourse reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone deemed to be dressed inappropriately or likely to cause offence.

Fairwood Restaurant – Smart Casual dress, no trainers are permitted, or those items listed above.

Club Restaurant – Smart Attire. Gentlemen are required to wear collared shirt, jacket and tie. Ladies should dress for a smart occasion. Smart jeans are allowed however they must not be ripped or torn. We ask that you kindly do not wear trainers or shorts (to include tailored shorts).

Racecourse Information

The History

A focal point of the Essex countryside, Chelmsford City Racecourse provides top class all weather racing with a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. The polytrack surface runs in a left-handed oval, with even furlong and one mile chutes and is lit by bespoke Champagne Flute shaped floodlights. The track is firmly in the top ten in the prize money tables throughout the whole of the UK and offers thrilling racing with runners from many of the top trainers.

The one enclosure style ensures that all race-goers can take advantage of the access to the parade ring and viewing terraces. The Fairwood restaurant offers a sumptuous buffet meal with a bistro-type atmosphere, open to all ages.

For those guests wanting a VIP experience, the adults only Club Restaurant serves a la carte cuisine in exquisite surroundings with an almost panoramic view of the course. This area encompasses the Members’ Lounge with a dress code in operation.

For guests looking for a more relaxed day out, the racecourse offers a variety of packages to suit any occasion.