Chester Racecourse

Chester Racecourse

Chester city's racecourse is the oldest in the country and, at just over a mile around, is the smallest in the UK.The racecourse is known as The Roodee, a name derived from the Saxon word Rood meaning a cross and the Norse Eye meaning an island. As well as laying claim to being the oldest and smallest racecourse, Chester is a challenge to the jockeys. The run-in off the final bend is just 230 yards - the shortest of all the UK racecourses.

Chester Racecourse - official website