Chester Racecourse

Chester Racecourse, known as the Roodee, is according to official records the oldest racecourse still in use in England located on the banks of the River Dee.

The site was once a harbour during the Roman settlement of the city during the Dark Ages but was closed as the river silted up thus making navigation impossible. Towards the centre of the infield is a raised mound which is decorated by a small cross known as a “rood”. It is from this that the race course derives the name “Roodee”; Roodee is a corruption of “Rood Eye”, meaning “The Island of the Cross”.


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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 11.4℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.5℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -3℃ to -1.1℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, Feb 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.8℃ to 4.3℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Feb 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.6℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 1.1 m/sec (SE)
Thursday, Feb 09fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.2℃ to -0.7℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (SSE)

Chester weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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