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 15.2℃ to 20℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Aug 20
Expect a temp in the range 13℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (S)
Sunday, Aug 21
Expect a temp in the range 14℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Aug 22
Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 15.5℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (SSE)
Tuesday, Aug 23
Expect a temp in the range 15℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Aug 24
Expect a temp in the range 11.8℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Aug 25
Expect a temp in the range 8.8℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (WSW)

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

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