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: 8.2° - 21.4°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 8.2mph NE

Last Update: 21/06/2018 17:00

Forecast: Sunny

Temperature: 8.2° - 21.4°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 8.2mph NE

Last Update: 21/06/2018 17:00

Replays & Results

13:45 Essex Life Novice Auction Stakes

(Class 5) (6f)
Yellow and white (quartered), yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap (Ontoawinner & Partners)
  • Winner: Quiet Endeavour
  • Jockey: Edward Greatrex
  • Trainer: Archie Watson
  • Owner: Ontoawinner & Partners

14:20 Ccr Supporting Global's Make Some Noise Handicap

(Class 5) (2m)
Purple, emerald green braces, emerald green cap (The Lime Street Partnership & Friend)
  • Winner: Sanam
  • Jockey: L Morris
  • Trainer: E A L Dunlop
  • Owner: The Lime Street Partnership & Friend

14:55 Australian Gold Summer Handicap

(Class 3) (1m)
Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs Fitri Hay)
  • Winner: Isomer
  • Jockey: Joshua Bryan
  • Trainer: A M Balding
  • Owner: Mrs Fitri Hay

15:30 Sheridan Maine At Pertemps Handicap

(Class 3) (1m 2f)
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap (Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum)
  • Winner: Alfarris
  • Jockey: Dane O'Neill
  • Trainer: W J Haggas
  • Owner: Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum

16:05 Olivers Plants Fillies' Novice Median Auction Stakes

(Class 4) (1m 2f)
White, emerald green hoop (Mr George Strawbridge)
  • Winner: Shailene
  • Jockey: William Cox
  • Trainer: A M Balding
  • Owner: Mr George Strawbridge

16:45 Bond Street Chelmsford Handicap

(Class 4) (1m 6f)
Emerald green, dark blue chevrons, emerald green sleeves, dark blue hoops and cuffs, emerald green cap (Scuderia Blueberry S R L)
  • Winner: Volevo Lui
  • Jockey: M M Monaghan
  • Trainer: M Botti
  • Owner: Scuderia Blueberry S R L

17:20 Betsi Fillies' Handicap

(Class 3) (6f)
Yellow, dark green stripe, striped sleeves, quartered cap (G R Bailey Ltd (Baileys Horse Feeds))
  • Winner: Rock On Baileys
  • Jockey: Nicola Currie
  • Trainer: C A Dwyer
  • Owner: G R Bailey Ltd (Baileys Horse Feeds)
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