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


    Rain today and Sunday, with high temperatures bottoming out at 12°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Breezy and mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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      6:57 am    7:14 pm
    Saturday, Sep 22nd
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       29%  86%   6 mph
      6:58 am    7:12 pm

    Sunday, Sep 23rd
     Rain until afternoon.
     
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       89%  83%   8 mph
      7:00 am    7:10 pm
    Monday, Sep 24th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       7%  6%   6 mph
      7:02 am    7:07 pm

    Tuesday, Sep 25th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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       0%  26%   5 mph
      7:03 am    7:05 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 26th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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      7:05 am    7:02 pm

    Thursday, Sep 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       11%  56%   6 mph
      7:07 am    7:00 pm
    Friday, Sep 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    14
       0%  63%   7 mph
      7:09 am    6:57 pm

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