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Going the Distance: 480 Years of Racing at the Roodee

April 20, 2019 - October 6, 2019

(Image courtesy of R.M. Bevan)

Once likened to racing on ‘green velvet’ by jockey Lester Piggott, Chester’s hallowed Roodee turf is uniquely positioned at the heart of the city. As the racecourse celebrates another milestone in its illustrious history, this exhibition presents objects and images from the Chester Race Company and the Grosvenor Museum to explore the origins and heritage of the oldest racecourse still in operation in Great Britain, if not the world.

To be part of the story, please send memorabilia, memories and stories from times where you’ve visited the racecourse over the years to grosvenor.museum@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or telephone: 01244 972197 before the end of March.

Supported by Cheater Race Company LTD


April 20, 2019
October 6, 2019


Chester, CH1 United Kingdom + Google Map


Grosvenor Museum