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Bumper crowds expected for more summer sunshine on the Roodee this weekend

Bumper crowds expected for more summer sunshine on the Roodee this weekend

Another double dose of racing is prescribed this weekend at Chester Racecourse and preparations are well underway ahead of two exciting fixtures. The second of only two evening meetings in 2018 takes place on Friday 13 July, with the Mr Green Ladies & Gents Evening. Gates will open at 4.30pm and a card of seven will begin a night of high-octane action from 5.50pm.

Title Sponsors Mr Green will be hosting a dual Ladies & Gents Best Dressed competition on the night and there are some premium pamper prizes up for grabs, including three spa day packages for two at the Chester Grosvenor and male grooming vouchers for Gentleman’s Grooming Lounge; Suave. Fashionable racegoers can enter the competition from 4.30pm at the flower wall and the winners will be presented in the Parade Ring later in the evening.

Signature Living City Plate Day follows on Saturday 14 July, featuring the listed Corbettsports City Plate race. A strong contest is expected in this seven-furlong race, with anticipation of some big Chester names looking to wow the crowds. Seven races are set to entertain racegoers from 2.05pm and gates will open at 11.30am. Tickets for Saturday are in short supply, with County Long Room and Winning Post Badges already sold out. Prospective racegoers are encouraged to purchase in advance to avoid disappointment.

In addition to all the action on the flat, the Pavilion Lawn will be hosting live entertainment and an array of pop-up bars on both days, including Southern Comfort, who will be bringing some extra spice with their New Orleans French Quarter style bar. On Saturday, DJ Ben Sheppard from Capital Breakfast will be entertaining racegoers with the Capital Street Stars team and live sets throughout the afternoon.

With the heatwave set to continue into the weekend, the dress code for Gentlemen has been relaxed in the following areas:

• County Concourse
• County Long Room
• The Winning Post Enclosure
• All Hospitality Areas
• The Chester Members Bar

Gentlemen will not be required to wear a jacket; however, collared shirt, tie and trousers will remain compulsory. The changes remain in place for Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July fixtures only, for the remainder of the season the normal dress code will resume and be enforced.

Out on the Open Course there will be free activities for our youngest racegoers on Saturday afternoon including giant games, face painting and crafts. Children aged 17 are free to attend, whilst tickets for adults on the Open Course start at just £10. Parking is also available on the day for just £8 per car. This relaxed environment offers the perfect place to enjoy a picnic with the family whilst enjoying the afternoon.

Those looking to purchase tickets or badges should visit www.chester-races.com to view availability and book online or call the Box Office on 01244 304 600. A limited number of hospitality packages are also available.
Following what promises to be another action-packed weekend on the Roodee, only six meetings remain in Chester’s busy season. Highlights include the MBNA Family Funday and tickets in selected enclosures for this fixture are currently half price! Secure a great offer before the discount expires on Wednesday 18th July 2018.

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