Weekend at Chester

By Tom Dascombe

   Hi there Unfortunately, we have only got two runners this weekend at Chester and I have analysed their chances below.  Musical Valley – Friday 8th July, 8.50pm This gelding has improved with each run and deservedly won a... Continue reading >>

Panther on the prowl!

By Tom Dascombe

A bit of a break in the blog for various reasons. Anyway, plenty has been happening in the past few weeks, not least a fantastic week at Royal Ascot for Manor House Stables. No doubt you will have read and seen plenty of it, but suffice to say that... Continue reading >>

Update at the Manor House

By Tom Dascombe

Things are really getting busier now and we have got a host of entries across the next week as the turf season hots up, much as the weather isn’t doing, and we have 4 runners down at Newbury this afternoon, more of which later. Out first lot... Continue reading >>

A week at Manor House Stables

By Tom Dascombe

  Another week into the season and we have now had our first few runners on Turf, one of whom, Mr Macattack, was only beaten a ¼ length at Leicester last week. We have got plenty of entries across the next few days and I am looking... Continue reading >>

Hello and welcome to Manor House Stables

By Tom Dascombe

Hello and welcome to my blog. As the Flat season gets under way, I am going to be writing an exclusive blog on chester-races.com as the team at Manor House Stables prepares for my second full season here in Cheshire. Chester is our local course and... Continue reading >>

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Chester Race Company Ltd is a dynamic, constantly evolving and growing organisation.  The company is responsible for two racecourses and all catering and conference facilities at Bangor on Dee and Chester, along with an on course hotel and restaurant at the Chester site.   The company also provide external catering services for third party events.  

Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK and possibly the world, the first recorded race was held on February 9th 1539.  Over £10m has been invested in the course over recent years including the development of the Pavilion facility, Restaurant 1539 and Paddock redevelopment.

The average race day attendance for 2011 was 23,500, the highest attendance was 43,000 for the Sunday Funday event in August.  Saturday race meetings bring an additional £1.2m tourism revenue for Chester in terms of hotel room bookings and spend in bars, restaurants and retail outlets.  The racecourse employs approx. 85 full time staff and over 1,000 part-time on a race day.

Chester Race Company aims to become the leading sports/leisure and  corporate venue in the North West through perpetual innovation and succession planning. Chester Race Company’s intention is to reduce the impact on the environment through a program of continuous improvement in which we will assess the current environmental impacts  of the business, including new projects, and set specific base line targets for the future.

 

 

 

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