Welcome to Chelmsford City Racecourse
Chelmsford City Racecourse is the UK’s newest racecourse and the home of horseracing in Essex, but it's so much more than that.
Chelmsford City Racecourse opened its doors in 2015 and since then has gone on to become one of the busiest racecourses in the UK, thanks to its highly acclaimed All Weather Polytrack surface that will play host to a massive 53 fixtures in 2021 including two Listed Races, as well as The Chelmsford City Cup Handicap. By providing some of the highest prize-money in British racing, the racecourse routinely attracts some of the most successful and prominent trainers and jockeys in the world with horses running at Chelmsford City going on to win at Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood and many other major international racing festivals.
Positioned in the heart of the Essex countryside, yet only a short 50 miles from central London, the racecourse serves as a premier destination for a variety of raceday events, such as the multi award-nominated Ladies Day which has seen world famous acts Billy Ocean, Boyzone and Blue perform. Concerts are a recurring feature at Chelmsford City as we have also seen icons including Simply Red, Madness, UB40 and even Rick Astley all play at the racecourse live. In 2019 we co-hosted our first music festival in partnership with the legendary Clockwork Orange, to create ‘Clockstock’. This sell-out music festival saw 60 of dance music’s most iconic DJs and acts including Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, and Todd Terry come to the racecourse and deliver undoubtedly the biggest party in Essex.
A 250,000-square foot grandstand is home to two premium restaurants, The Fairwood and The Club Restaurant and Lounge, as well as the extensive Sports Bar and Grill Kitchen. All of the hospitality areas serve as perfect spots to watch the field flying down the home straight towards the finish line under our signature champagne fluted floodlights.
There’s always something happening at Chelmsford City Racecourse and we’re thrilled to invite you to join us for another fantastic year of racing and so much more.