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: Rain

Temperature: 4.0° - 7.2°

Rainfall: 2.17cm

Wind: 15.1mph W

Last Update: 17/01/2018 17:00

Forecast: Sunny spells

Temperature: -0.2° - 9.3°

Rainfall: 0.86cm

Wind: 12.2mph W

Last Update: 17/01/2018 17:00

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Replays & Results

17:55 Bet toteplacepot At Apprentice Handicap

(Class 5) (1m)
Royal blue, yellow seams, hooped sleeves and stars on cap (Phoebe's Friends)
  • Winner: Titan Goddess
  • Jockey: Nicola Currie
  • Trainer: M Murphy
  • Owner: Phoebe's Friends

18:30 Bet toteJACKPOT At Handicap

(Class 5) (7f)
Red and emerald green diabolo, red sleeves, emerald green armlets, white cap (Threes Company)
  • Winner: Espresso Freddo
  • Jockey: A Kirby
  • Trainer: Robert Stephens
  • Owner: Threes Company

19:00 Bet totequadpot At Handicap

(Class 4) (1m 2f)
Purple, orange stars, emerald green sleeves, purple armlets, orange cap (Ms E L Banks)
  • Winner: Wimpole Hall
  • Jockey: R Havlin
  • Trainer: W Jarvis
  • Owner: Ms E L Banks

19:30 Bet toteexacta At Handicap

(Class 6) (2m)
Pink, black spots, black sleeves, pink armlets, white cap (Mr Don Cantillon)
  • Winner: Western Way
  • Jockey: A Kirby
  • Trainer: D E Cantillon
  • Owner: Mr Don Cantillon

20:00 Bet totetrifecta At Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 5f 66y)
Emerald green, yellow armlets, white cap (Mr Brian Rogan)
  • Winner: Marshall Aid
  • Jockey: Nicola Currie
  • Trainer: M D I Usher
  • Owner: Mr Brian Rogan

20:30 Bet toteWIN At Handicap (Div 1)

(Class 6) (6f)
Red, white stripe, red sleeves, white spots and spots on cap (Mr Steve Jakes)
  • Winner: Spare Parts
  • Jockey: Nicola Currie
  • Trainer: P S McEntee
  • Owner: Mr Steve Jakes

21:00 Bet toteWIN At Handicap (Div 2)

(Class 6) (6f)
Grey, light green seams, hooped sleeves, light green cap (Front Runner Racing Ii)
  • Winner: Good Business
  • Jockey: A Kirby
  • Trainer: Henry Spiller
  • Owner: Front Runner Racing Ii
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