Chester Tips

Chester Tips and Racecourse Guide

There has been racing at Chester since 1539, making it the oldest racecourse still in operation anywhere in the world.

The Roodee plays host to highly competitive racing throughout the summer, in front of packed crowds. 

Chester remains one of the most popular racecourses in the country with racegoers and the May meeting, which is a three-day affair, features the prestigious Chester Cup, a handicap run over 2m2f.  There are also two notable Classic trials; the Chester Vase and the Cheshire Oaks, the latter proving the springboard to greatness for Enable, who went on to win the Oaks at Epsom on her next outing in 2017.

Chester Tips

UK Racing Tips – 01 August

The Listed Queensferry Stakes is far from the strongest of races for the grade this year and as one of only two horses rated in triple figures, Judicial makes plenty of appeal.

Though a nine year old, he ran a career-best when landing this prize last year with plenty to spare, in what was a better renewal.  Very much a 6f performer these days, he wouldn’t have been suited by the drop in trip for his previous two outings this term and looks sure to step up on the form he has showed so far in 2021, now that he returns to this trip.

He has won three of his previous four starts on the Roodee and looks overpriced to gain further success today.

RECOMMENDED BET: Judicial @ 9/2 (various)

Chester Top Trainers (2020)

1.  Tom Dascombe 5 winners (19%)

2.  Richard Fahey 5 winners (9%)

3.  Ralph Beckett 4 winners (31%)

4.  Andrew Balding 4 winners (20%)

5.  Ian Williams 4 winners (17%)

Chester Top Jockeys (2021)

1.  Harry Bentley 6 winners (33%)

2.  Richard Kingscote 6 winners (23%)

3.  Ben Curtis 3 winners (27%)

3.  Callum Rodriguez 3 winners (27%)

5.  David Probert 3 winners (19%)

How to get there


A taxi from Chester station to the racecourse costs around £8.


Chester station is just over two hours from London Euston.  It is a 20-minute walk from the station to Chester racecourse.


Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 25 miles away and the journey to Chester racecourse takes around 35-40 minutes.  A taxi is around £65-75.

Chester Top Races

G2 Huxley Stakes

G3 Chester Vase

G3 Ormonde Stakes

Listed Cheshire Oaks

Listed Dee Stakes

Listed City Plate

Listed Queensferry Stakes

Listed Chester Stakes

Listed Stand Cup

Chester Cup Handicap


Chester Map

Chester Tips Archives

Sign up to the FREE Race Sharp newsletter

Join the Race Sharp mailing list to receive the daily tips, features and expert analysis direct to your inbox.


Thank you! You are now successfully signed up to the Race Sharp newsletter.