Officials at Chester Racecourse were very pleased with the attendance at Roman Day on Saturday 22nd May, where crowds of over 24,000 enjoyed an exciting days racing in the sunshine for the new fixture.
Richard Thomas, Chief Executive of Chester Race Company commented: “This Saturday was a brand new fixture for 2010 and to get crowds of this magnitude is phenomenal, pre-sales had been very strong and the weather obviously helped on the day itself. The team here have done a great job of getting the whole course back to the highest standard two weeks after the May Festival which is testament to all their hard work. All credit goes to the Roman Tours who braved the heat to patrol the Paddock throughout the day to add to the Roman theme for the day.”
Rob March, Head of Marketing and Communications at Chester Racecourse added: “We had huge crowds on Saturday, way beyond our expectations, there were over 6,000 people on the Open Course alone and they enjoyed an exhilarating performances from The Devil’s Horseman stunt troupe throughout the afternoon along with free family entertainment.”
Paul Harston from Roman Tours UK added: “We all really enjoyed our time at the Races on Saturday, the Roman heritage is so important for Chester and it was great ti able to share part of that with the race goers on Saturday. The Chariot Races and Stunt Riders on the Open Course were world class performers and we all hope to return to the racecourse for next year’s Roman Day.”
Forthcoming Events at Chester Racecourse:
Coutts International Polo Weekend 4th & 5th June
Ladies Evening Friday 25th June
Midsummer Meeting Saturday 26th June