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.

Flat Racing

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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.

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Current Weather

Forecast: Sunny

Temperature: 1.1° - 15.8°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 5.4mph N

Last Update: 23/09/2018 17:00

Forecast: Sunny

Temperature: 1.1° - 15.8°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 5.4mph N

Last Update: 23/09/2018 17:00

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Replays & Results

13:40 Tanqueray Gin Novice Stakes (Plus 10)

(Class 4) (7f)
White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel (Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah)
  • Winner: Fintas
  • Jockey: S Donohoe
  • Trainer: Richard Hughes
  • Owner: Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah

14:15 Full Works Facilities Management Ltd Handicap

(Class 2) (7f)
Purple, white epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap (Allwins Stables)
  • Winner: Boy In The Bar
  • Jockey: Gabriele Malune
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Owner: Allwins Stables

14:50 Gates Leasing Ltd EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes

(Class 4) (1m 2f)
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap (Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum)
  • Winner: Anasheed
  • Jockey: Jason Watson
  • Trainer: Owen Burrows
  • Owner: Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum

15:25 Vintage And Prestige Cars Handicap

(Class 2) (5f)
Red, white diamond, white and red diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red diamonds (James Property Ltd)
  • Winner: Marnie James
  • Jockey: Jason Watson
  • Trainer: I Jardine
  • Owner: James Property Ltd

16:00 Dan Gooch Memorial Handicap

(Class 6) (6f)
Red, black sleeves, white cap (Mr P E Axon)
  • Winner: La Fortuna
  • Jockey: Charles Bishop
  • Trainer: Charlie Wallis
  • Owner: Mr P E Axon

16:35 Slater Menswear New Chelmsford Store Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 5f 66y)
Royal blue, white disc, diabolo on sleeves, white cap (Jacobs Construction Ltd Partnership)
  • Winner: Rydan
  • Jockey: L P Keniry
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Owner: Jacobs Construction Ltd Partnership

17:05 CCR Supporting Prostate Cancer UK Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 5f 66y)
Red, large white spots, black cap (Sohi & Sohi)
  • Winner: Swordbill
  • Jockey: L P Keniry
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Owner: Sohi & Sohi
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