Chelmsford City Course Guide

Originally opened as Great Leighs in 2008, racing returned to the venue now known as Chelmsford City in January 2015 after a hiatus of six years from 2009. The course is an all-weather circuit based on the same oval configuration as American tracks with a Polytrack racing surface.

A popular venue with Newmarket trainers, some useful horses have already raced at the track since it’s reopening, notably future Easter Classic winner Tryster and Coventry Stakes winner Buratino.

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Chelmsford City (first opened in April 2008 under the name Great Leighs) has a polytrack surface and is essentially galloping in nature, having broad, sweeping turns. It is a left-handed track of just over a mile in circumference, with seven-furlong and one-mile races starting in different spurs.


Nobody can fault the layout of Chelmsford, because it’s superb, absolutely immaculate, with lovely turns and a good long straight. You’d struggle to find a horse that can’t handle the sweep of the bends and you can ride into them as hard as you can anywhere. Lots of people have noticed there’s been a pace bias, making it hard to come from behind, and that the kickback was severe. That should change now they’re working on resurfacing and, potentially, it’s as good an all-weather venue as you’ll find.

View from the saddle: Jason Weaver
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Results
1
16:20 tote Placepot Your First Bet Median Auction Maiden Stakes
6f | Class 5 | 4YO to 6YO | 6 ran
  • Winner: Power Over Me 22/1
  • Jockey: K T O'Neill Trainer: Robyn Brisland
  • Owner: Mrs Jo Brisland
2
16:55 CCR Classified Stakes
Div 1
7f | Class 6 | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: My Footsteps 9/2
  • Jockey: David Probert Trainer: Sir Mark Todd
  • Owner: Mrs Bernice Cuthbert
3
17:30 CCR Classified Stakes
Div 2
7f | Class 6 | 4YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Irish Times 6/5 Fav
  • Jockey: Hayley Turner Trainer: Henry Spiller
  • Owner: Dark Horse Partnership
4
18:00 Racing Welfare Novice Stakes
1m 2f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Father Of Jazz 1/2 Fav
  • Jockey: Callum Shepherd Trainer: R Varian
  • Owner: W J And T C O Gredley
5
18:30 tote.co.uk Free Streaming Every UK Race Handicap
1m 2f | Class 6 | 4YO plus | 13 ran
  • Winner: Pilot Wings 8/1
  • Jockey: Elisha Whittington Trainer: A W Carroll
  • Owner: Green Lighting Ltd
6
19:00 Injured Jockeys Fund Handicap
7f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Dutch Decoy 9/2 JFav
  • Jockey: J Fanning Trainer: M Johnston
  • Owner: Owners Group 052
7
19:30 tote.co.uk Now Never Beaten By SP Classified Stakes
1m 5½f | Class 6 | 4YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Cinzento 5/2 JFav
  • Jockey: Jack Mitchell Trainer: R A Teal
  • Owner: Mr & Mrs George Bhatti
8
20:00 chelmsfordcityracecourse.com Handicap
1m 2f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Dark Pine 8/1
  • Jockey: Rossa Ryan Trainer: David Loughnane
  • Owner: Mr Gary Dewhurst

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Chelmsford City Racecourse
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 1QP
01245 360300
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