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Monday 15 April 2024

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Owners & Trainers

Chelmsford City Racecourse
Chelmsford City Racecourse
Chelmsford City Racecourse
Chelmsford City Racecourse
Chelmsford City Racecourse

Owners and Trainers FAQs

What are the entry Conditions at Chelmsford City Racecourse

As part of the security measures at Chelmsford City Racecourse, all attendees 18 years and over to the racecourse are required to bring with them original photographic ID (NB: we are not able to accept copies on mobile phones).  Customers will be subject to random security checks and this will be conducted by scanning photographic ID’s with the following forms of ID accepted;

  • Passport
  • Driver’s licence
  • Any government or international issue photo card.

It is important that you advise all guests attending with you regarding our conditions of entry.  For further information please see Security | Chelmsford City Racecourse

Where are you? And is there parking?

PARKING | Owners and Trainers receive free car parking in a dedicated section of the main car park, situated just off the A131.

WHAT3WORDS | You can use What3Words for directions to the racecourse by using the following: ///punters.award.popular

BUS | There are two public buses from Chelmsford Bus Station, the No. 70 and No. 352 which run through Great Leighs and on to Braintree. The bus station is a short walk from Chelmsford Railway station.  However, due to the nature of the busy A131 the racecourse does not recommend accessing the racecourse on foot from Great Leighs.

TAXI | We suggest that you pre-book your taxi before you attend, to avoid any delays in them arriving.

We are also pleased to provide a buggy service from the ticket office for our guests with limited mobility.  Please see below for further information.

Parking arrangements are subject to change for feature racedays and events, due to the large volume attending on those days.

If you wish to arrive by helicopter, please contact the racecourse in advance to arrange this on 01245 360 300.

What arrangements do you have for Disabled Owners & Trainers?

We offer a buggy service for those with mobility issues, that runs from the ticket office to the main Grandstand or the Owners & Trainers marquee.  Guests do not need to book this, it is a complimentary service for those guests that require additional assistance.  However, please note this will not run during peak times, due to health and safety restrictions. Therefore, there may be a wait, so we ask for your patience until it is safe for the service to resume.  It is also unable to collect any guests from their car and can only operate from the ticket office itself.

Our Owners & Trainers marquee is accessible for all wheelchair users.  Unfortunately, there is no lift to the upstairs Owners & Trainers bar.  There is a ramp that can be used to allow access to Winning Connections.

We have a disabled toilet in our Pavilion, which can be accessed via the ramp outside our main Reception.

Where do horseboxes park?

Horseboxes entry to the stables is via Moulsham Hall Lane and are signposted on entry.

What catering do you offer for Owners & Trainers?

We are happy to provide a complimentary hot meal and sandwiches in our Owners & Trainers marquee.  If you have any specific dietary requirements, please do let us know in advance at or by calling 01245 360300.

Please note that the two bars in our Owners & Trainers area operate a cashless system.

Do Owners & Trainers receive discounts on hospitality?

We are delighted to offer a 20% discount on all hospitality packages in our Fairwood Brasserie and Club Restaurant & Lounge to all Owners and Trainers who have a horse running that day and may wish to dine in one of these restaurants.  Please note that our Club Restaurant & Lounge is for a maximum of 8 per booking, is for 18s and over and gentlemen are required to wear a collared shirt, jacket and tie and smart attire for ladies.

Whilst we retain a number of tables for our Owners and Trainers on general racedays, our restaurants are very popular and we would encourage booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please be advised that this does not include feature event days such as Ladies Day or concert days.

I have used my allotted badges, is there a discount for additional guests?

If you wish to invite additional guests we offer a 50% discount on the general admission price for that day/  However, you will need to verify that they are your guest at

Please be advised that these guests will not receive a complimentary drink voucher.

Do you have a racecourse photographer?

Photographs can be obtained from our official racecourse  photographer, Megan Ridgewell, who captures pictures of all winning horses and connections; both on the track and in the Winners’ Enclosure after racing.

Megan can be contacted by emailing or on 07584 200553

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