The Rood, Chester Racecourse, Chester, Cheshire
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    Chester Racecourse Information

    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


    Light rain on Wednesday, with high temperatures falling to 6°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy in the morning.
     
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    Monday, Nov 19th
     Partly cloudy until evening.
     
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    Tuesday, Nov 20th
     Foggy overnight.
     
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    Wednesday, Nov 21st
     Foggy in the morning.
     
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    Thursday, Nov 22nd
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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    Friday, Nov 23rd
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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    Saturday, Nov 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Sunday, Nov 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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