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 27th February 2020
Thursday, 27 February 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:50pm | FIRST RACE - 5:25pm | 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!




Saturday 7th March 2020
Saturday, 07 March 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:55pm | FIRST RACE - 5:55pm | LAST RACE - 8:30pm

Saturday night at the races! Join us for another exciting Saturday fixture as we present some great weekend racing followed by a live DJ in our Sports Bar, so you can find yourself dancing into the night at Chelmsford City Racecourse!




Thursday 12th March 2020
Thursday, 12 March 2020

GATES OPEN - 3:55pm | FIRST RACE - 5:55pm | 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 2nd April 2020 - The European Road to the Kentucky Derby
Thursday, 02 April 2020

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

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?




Thursday 9th April 2020
Thursday, 09 April 2020

GATES OPEN - 4:00pm | FIRST RACE - 6:00pm | 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!

 




Friday 10th April 2020 - Easter Racing & Spring Country Fair
Friday, 10 April 2020

GATES OPEN - 11.50am | FIRST RACE - 1.50pm | LAST RACE - 5.05pm

It's Good Friday and time for some Easter festivities, that's why Chelmsford City Racecourse is eager to make it one to remember with our Easter Racing & Spring Country Fair! 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 a very special Easter at the races!




Thursday 23rd April 2020
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!




Wednesday 29th April 2020
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?




Thursday 30th April 2020 - The Chelmer Stakes
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.



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 - Family Fun Day
Monday, 25 May 2020

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

Our first of two Family Fun Days in 2020, this time we are back raising money for the vital work that Help for Heroes carry out. We hope that you will come and support such a fantastic cause and enjoy a brilliant day of zoo and animal themed activities, music and of course, a great afternoon of live racing!

There will also be an Arabian racing feature and Shetland Pony race before Thoroughbred racing commences.




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! 




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 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.





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