Chelmsford City

  • Built: 2008
  • Track: Polytrack
  • Track Length: 1m Oval
  • Features: BHA designed oval

Chelmsford City Racecourse opened in January 2015 and is the only horseracing venue in Essex.

The racecourse is one of the newest additions to UK racing and in 2017 is delighted to again provide excellent prize money at 52 fixtures – consisting predominantly of evening racing, with some twilight and afternoon cards.

The all-weather Polytrack racecourse is an 8 furlong left handed oval with large sweeping bends. The track measures 22m in width and finishes with a 2 furlong home straight.

Almost £500,000 has been spent on upgrading the racing surface since the racecourse opened, including a complete re-wax of the Polytrack material to enhance its binding properties, and the addition of an extended chute to create the now very popular 7f start. The track improvements ensure that front-running or holdup horses can all win at Chelmsford City. This track investment has also helped to attract high quality racing to the venue, including three Saturday cards broadcast on terrestrial TV during 2016. In addition, Chelmsford City reached another important landmark in April 2016 with the staging of its first ever Group races just 15 months after hosting its first fixture.

The track is illuminated by the distinctive champagne flute floodlights exclusive to Chelmsford City Racecourse. Viewing the racing is well catered for with some great vantage points around the venue and a recently purchased big screen in front of the grandstand.







Clerk of the Course:

Andy Waitt
Tel: 07929 915731 – Mob: 07929 915731

Racecourse Manager:

Fraser Garrity
Tel: 01245 360300