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 today through Wednesday, with high temperatures peaking at 7°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the afternoon.
     
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       74%  92%   12 mph
      8:16 am    4:29 pm
    Saturday, Jan 19th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:15 am    4:31 pm

    Sunday, Jan 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:14 am    4:33 pm
    Monday, Jan 21st
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
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       65%  85%   7 mph
      8:12 am    4:34 pm

    Tuesday, Jan 22nd
     Foggy throughout the day.
     
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      8:11 am    4:36 pm
    Wednesday, Jan 23rd
     Foggy in the morning.
     
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       76%  72%   9 mph
      8:10 am    4:38 pm

    Thursday, Jan 24th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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      8:09 am    4:40 pm
    Friday, Jan 25th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       22%  13%   6 mph
      8:07 am    4:42 pm

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