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”.

     

  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain tomorrow, with high temperatures bottoming out at 22°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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      5:10 am    9:28 pm
    Friday, Jul 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:11 am    9:26 pm

    Saturday, Jul 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:12 am    9:25 pm
    Sunday, Jul 22nd
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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      5:14 am    9:24 pm

    Monday, Jul 23rd
     Partly cloudy in the afternoon.
     
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      5:15 am    9:22 pm
    Tuesday, Jul 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:17 am    9:21 pm

    Wednesday, Jul 25th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       10%  76%   1 mph
      5:18 am    9:19 pm
    Thursday, Jul 26th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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       0%  12%   5 mph
      5:20 am    9:18 pm

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