Coach Hire for Races
Home to the ‘Roodee’, the oldest racecourse in Britain, Chester is steeped in racing history. The first recorded horse race is thought to have taken place there as early as 1539. Sanctioned by the then Lord Mayor of Chester Henry Gee, whose name gave rise to the term the ‘gee gee’s’ as slang for horse racing, race winners were awarded ‘Chester Bells’ to decorate their horses bridles. These days the main prize at the start of the season is The Chester Cup, a flat race handicap that takes in two circuits of the course which at 1 mile and 1 furlong is the shortest in Britain.
As part of the Three Day Festival held in May, the Chester Cup gets the flat racing season off to a flying start. Like most of the Spring festivals, Chester’s has its very own Ladies Day which draws crowds of women dressed in their finest from all over the North West. With 12 more fixtures throughout the summer months, a day at the races is an ideal excursion for those living in Cheshire and the surrounding areas. Whether you have a work outing to plan for and need a coach or two that can accommodate 40+ people or you have a family outing and need a minibus for 8, www.chestercoachhire.co.uk is the No.1 choice to get you there while the going is good!
In September, Chester hosts the Betfair Autumn Festival featuring the historic Stand Cup. Push the boat out and book a ticket for the County Long Room and enjoy the best views of the course. Finish your day with a meal at the award winning restaurant ‘1539’ and let Chester Coach Hire whisk you home at the end of it all.
For flat racing fans who live in Chester, the short journey along the M56 to reach Haydock Park makes for a great day out when there are no meets in Chester. Of course, even flat racing fans appreciate the Grand National and with Aintree also in close proximity, a coach or minibus is the ideal solution to get there in comfort for the biggest race day of the year. Call us or fill in our instant quote form to find out more about the packages we have on offer and why we are your best bet for transport hire for as day at the races!