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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Last Update: 24/01/2019 07:00

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(Class 4) (6f)
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19:25 Danny And Frank Preston's Northern Handicap
(Class 5) (2m)
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19:55 Enjoy Valentines Day Here Handicap
(Class 6) (1m)

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Chelmsford City Racecourse
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 1QP
01245 360300
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