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.


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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 & Countryside 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 & Countryside 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 - Chelmer Fillies Stakes
Thursday, 30 April 2020

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

It's a signature 'Thursday Night Under the Lights' at Chelmsford City Racecourse and the second running of the Chelmer Fillies Stakes!

Join us for an evening of thrilling racing featuring the Chelmer Fillies Stakes, a highly competitive sprint over six furlongs worth an impressive £55,000 in prize money. In 2020, 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 that are available too!





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