EVENTS

We’re one of the busiest racecourses in the UK with a massive 59 in 2020 as well as loads of fantastic non-raceday events throughout the year, there really is something for everyone. To view our 2020 fixture list, please click below.


Click here for full 2020 fixture list

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020 - The European Road to the Kentucky Derby - POSTPONED
Thursday, 02 April 2020

GATES OPEN 4:00pm | FIRST RACE 6:00pm | LAST RACE 8:30pm

The second running of the Cardinal Stakes at Chelmsford City Racecourse and the finale of the European Road to the Kentucky Derby.

The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is one of the most prestigious races in international racing, where only the best of the best possess the opportunity to be immortalised in the history books as an American Classic winner.

In order for a horse from Europe or Japan to receive an invitation to this most glorious of races, they first must accumulate enough points across a highly competitive string of races in the UK, Ireland and France. Chelmsford City Racecourse forms the seventh and final opportunity of the series with an impressive £60,000 in prize money for the taking, as well as seeing them on their way to Louisville in May for the 146th edition of the American race.

Last year's inaugural contest saw multiple entries from Aidan O'Brien's formidable Ballydoyle stable, Godolphin as well as King Power's winning Bye Bye Hong Kong battle it out for victory and 2020 promises the same level of excitement. Will you join us for this unique sporting spectacle?

Unfortunately, this raceday has been cancelled. If you have purchased tickets, you will have been contacted via email.




Thursday 9th April 2020 - POSTPONED
Thursday, 09 April 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:30pm | FIRST RACE - 5:30pm | LAST RACE - 8:00pm

It's one of our signature 'Thursday Night Under the Lights'! Join us for an evening of thrilling racing to break the week up and don't forget to check out some of our great packages that are available!

Unfortunately, this raceday has been cancelled. If you have purchased tickets, you will have been contacted via email.




Thursday 23rd April 2020 - POSTPONED
Thursday, 23 April 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:20pm | FIRST RACE - 5:30pm | LAST RACE - 8:30pm

It's one of our signature 'Thursday Night Under the Lights'! Join us for an evening of thrilling racing to break the week up and don't forget to check out some of our great packages that are available!

Unfortunately, this raceday has been cancelled. If you have purchased tickets, you will have been contacted via email.




Wednesday 29th April 2020 - POSTPONED
Wednesday, 29 April 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:10pm | FIRST RACE - 5:10pm | LAST RACE - 8:20pm

A rare Wednesday night fixture at Chelmsford City Racecourse! Expect an action-packed evening of racing beneath our signature champagne fluted floodlights. Why not make the most of your experience at the races with one of our fantastic packages available?

Unfortunately, this raceday has been cancelled. If you have purchased tickets, you will have been contacted via email.




Thursday 30th April 2020 - The Chelmer Stakes - POSTPONED
Thursday, 30 April 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:45pm | FIRST RACE - 5:45pm | LAST RACE - 8:55pm

Get ready for an evening of thrilling racing under the lights featuring the second running of The Chelmer Stakes, a highly competitive sprint over six furlongs worth an impressive £55,000 in prize money.
 
In 2019, Champion Jockey, Oisin Murphy, narrowly defeated Ryan Moore and Mark Johnston's Chapelli by a nose at a huge 28/1 price aboard Isaan Queen for Lambourn-based trainer, Archie Watson. Expect bold challenges from racing's finest in a bid to claim this Listed Race and the rewards that come with it.
 
Don't forget to check out some of our great packages and see one of Chelmsford City Racecourse's two Listed races in style.
 
Unfortunately, this raceday has been cancelled. If you have purchased tickets, you will have been contacted via email.



Thursday 7th May 2020
Thursday, 07 May 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:30pm | FIRST RACE - 5:30pm | LAST RACE - 8:30pm

It's one of our signature 'Thursday Night Under the Lights'! Join us for an evening of thrilling racing to break the week up and don't forget to check out some of our great packages that are available!




Thursday 21st May 2020
Thursday, 21 May 2020

GATES OPEN - 4:20pm | FIRST RACE - 6:20pm | LAST RACE - 9:00pm

It's one of our signature 'Thursday Night Under the Lights'! Join us for an evening of thrilling racing to break the week up and don't forget to check out some of our great packages that are available!




Friday 22nd May - Icons of Darts
Friday, 22 May 2020
Get ready everyone, the darts are coming to Essex!
 
On Friday 22nd May, Chelmsford City Racecourse presents the Icons of Darts! This special event and a first for the racecourse will see World Champion darts legends, Raymond van Barneveld and Phil "The Power" Taylor as well as Wayne "Hawaii 501" Mardle battle it out in a competitive exhibition match to see which of these legends has the best arm.
 
Join us for this awesome spectacle with some of our great packages that even include throwing a few rounds with the players themselves!
 
*Please be advised that this is a non-raceday event and 18+ only



Monday 25th May 2020 - Easter Racing & Spring Country Fair
Monday, 25 May 2020

GATES OPEN - 12:00pm | FIRST RACE - 2:00pm | LAST RACE - 5:30pm

It's Bank Holiday Monday and time for our inaugural Spring Country Fair, that's why Chelmsford City Racecourse is eager to make it one to remember! This fantastic spring raceday is set to be one of the highlights of our year with live music, rides and attractions, bars and food stalls and even a farmers market as well as some exciting racing to keep you on the edge of your seat.

We hope that you will join us with all of the family for a wonderful afternoon and special day at the races!




Thursday 4th June 2020
Thursday, 04 June 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:40pm | FIRST RACE - 5:40pm | LAST RACE - 8:40pm

It's one of our signature 'Thursday Night Under the Lights'! Join us for a splendid summer evening of exciting racing to break the week up and don't forget to check out some of our great packages that are available!

There will also be an Arabian racing feature before Thoroughbred racing commences.




Tuesday 9th June 2020
Tuesday, 09 June 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:40pm | FIRST RACE - 5:40pm | LAST RACE - 8:40pm

A rare Tuesday night fixture at Chelmsford City Racecourse! Expect an action-packed summer night of racing beneath our signature champagne fluted floodlights. Why not make the most of your experience at the races with one of our fantastic packages available?




Wednesday 17th June 2020
Wednesday, 17 June 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:50pm | FIRST RACE - 5:50pm | LAST RACE - 8:50pm

A rare Wednesday night fixture at Chelmsford City Racecourse! Expect an action-packed evening of racing beneath our signature champagne fluted floodlights. Why not make the most of your experience at the races with one of our fantastic packages available?




Thursday 18th June 2020 - Ladies Day
Thursday, 18 June 2020

GATES OPEN - 11:50am | FIRST RACE - 1:50pm | LAST RACE - 5:20pm

Ladies Day at Chelmsford City Racecourse is back!

Join us on Thursday 18th June for another special edition of our annual Ladies Day, a quintessentially English summer raceday at Chelmsford City Racecourse. Expect lots of glitz and glamour as we produce Essex’s social event of the season with world-class horseracing followed by some brilliant live entertainment from Peter Andre and of course a glass of bubbly or two! Who’s excited? We know we are!

Please click here to purchase tickets for this event




Saturday, 20 June 2020

The multi-award nominated Clockstock Festival returns to Chelmsford City Racecourse for it's second year! Join us as some of the biggest names in music descend on Essex for the biggest party of the summer!

This is an 18+ event only.

Please click here to purchase tickets for this event




Friday 3rd July 2020 - The Queen Charlotte Stakes
Friday, 03 July 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:25pm | FIRST RACE - 5:40pm | LAST RACE - 8:40pm

Join us for a glorious summer evening of racing featuring the third running of The Queen Charlotte Stakes, Chelmsford City Racecourse’s most prestigious race and second most valuable worth a massive £75,000 in prize money. The seven furlong contest will see a host of challengers eager to pick up a win in this exciting July fixture.

Bask in the sunshine with champagne as racing gets into full swing at Chelmsford City Racecourse and as twilight approaches expect live entertainment deep into the night to start your weekend off in the best possible way.

After a competitive field fought to pick up this Listed race, it was Richard Hannon’s 1000 Guineas winner, Billesdon Brook, who worked his way up the field to take the prize, with the aid of Chelmsford City Cup’s winning jockey, Sean Levey seated. This marked the uptick of the beginning of a sensational campaign for the mare, who would go on to win the Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood and the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket before venturing to California’s Santa Anita Park to compete in the Breeders Cup. The desire to be victorious in 2020 is likely to be intensified, so check out some of our great packages to see this esteemed race ran in style! 




Saturday 4th July - Mightywings
Saturday, 04 July 2020

GATES OPEN - 11:40am | FIRST RACE - 1:40pm | LAST RACE - 5:45pm

It's time for you and your wingmen to celebrate 4th July in style with Chelmsford City Racecourse's special concert raceday, Mightywings!

Grab your aviators and relive an 80s classic with the overwhelmingly powerful Top Gun soundtrack tribute, Mightywings! Watch excerpts from the cult Hollywood masterpiece alongside the chart topping hits including ‘Take My Breath Away’ and ‘Danger Zone’.




Tuesday 14th July 2020
Tuesday, 14 July 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:40pm | FIRST RACE - 5:40pm | LAST RACE - 8:40pm

A rare Tuesday night fixture at Chelmsford City Racecourse! Expect an action-packed summer night of racing beneath our signature champagne fluted floodlights. Why not make the most of your experience at the races with one of our fantastic packages available?

There will also be an Arabian racing feature before Thoroughbred racing commences.




Tuesday 21st July 2020
Tuesday, 21 July 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:50pm | FIRST RACE - 5:50pm | LAST RACE - 8:50pm

A rare Tuesday night fixture at Chelmsford City Racecourse! Expect an action-packed summer night of racing beneath our signature champagne fluted floodlights. Why not make the most of your experience at the races with one of our fantastic packages available?




Saturday 1st August - Gentlemen's Day
Saturday, 01 August 2020

GATES OPEN - 11:40am | FIRST RACE - 1:40pm | LAST RACE - 5:05pm

Get the lads together for the ultimate boys day out at Chelmsford City Racecourse, Gentlemen's Day! Make sure that you're looking sharp for a day of fast-paced racing and some fantastic live entertainment from Radio 1 DJ, Trevor Nelson's 'Soul Nation'!




Friday 7th August - The Blockheads
Friday, 07 August 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:40pm | FIRST RACE - 5:40pm | LAST RACE - 9:00pm

English rock icons, The Blockheads, come to the Essex countryside to play their seminal post punk/funk anthems such as 'Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick' and 'Reasons to be Cheerful' as well as their newest tracks, all after a glorious summer evening of Thoroughbred racing.




Saturday 8th August - NOW That's What I Call the 80s Live
Saturday, 08 August 2020

GATES OPEN - 11:35am | FIRST RACE - 1:35pm | LAST RACE - 5:05pm

It's time to get down to the races for NOW That's What I Call the 80s Live!

Relive all of your best-loved classics from everyone's favourite decade, the 80s, with an explosive concert of unforgettable music from the best selling compilation albums in chart history!




Saturday 22nd August - Ministry of Sound Classical
Saturday, 22 August 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:30pm | FIRST RACE - 5:30pm | LAST RACE - 8:30pm

Back by phenomenal demand, Ministry of Sound Classical returns to Chelmsford City Racecourse!

Relive the greatest dance anthems through a 50-piece orchestra and spectacular laser light show. Experience The Chemical Brothers, Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Moloko and many more's biggest dance tracks reimagined with an awe-inspiring orchestral makeover. This is one show you will not want to miss!

Also witness racing's best with Chelmsford City Racecourse’s most valuable race in the calendar, The Chelmsford City Cup, is worth a staggering £100,000 and the UK’s richest evening race and meeting.




Friday 28th August 2020
Friday, 28 August 2020



Saturday 29th August 2020
Saturday, 29 August 2020




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