Remembrance Day Racing Chelmsford

Press Release

Complimentary tickets chelmsford remembrance race day

Chelmsford City Racecourse is delighted to partner with the Royal British Legion on Saturday 11th November for a special afternoon and evening of racing under the floodlights to mark Remembrance Day 2023. All profits made from General Admission tickets will be donated directly to the charity and the Poppy Appeal.

Jo Flaherty, Head of Charity and Community at Chelmsford City Racecourse has said “We are proud to be supporting our armed forces locally and further afield by giving them the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary raceday experience. I am looking forward to not only celebrating our armed forces but raising vital funds for the Royal British Legion as we continue with our ongoing commitment to engage with charities and the local community”.

Laura Gibbs, Royal British Legion Community Fundraiser for Essex says, “Life in the Armed Forces comes with unique challenges for those serving and their families, both during and after service, and the RBL is there every step of the way throughout their lives whenever they need us.”

Chelmsford City Racecourse is looking forward to welcoming current and former service personnel and their families and racegoers for electrifying live racing, a memorable wreath-laying ceremony, and an excellent performance from the Military Wive’s choir and live band, kindly sponsored by Lookers Ford.

Chelmsford City Racecourse is also delighted to welcome the Mayor of Chelmsford, Linda Mascot, and her consort, as guests of honour.

Past and present service personnel are invited to apply for two complimentary general admission tickets to thank them for their heroic actions and to enjoy an evening of racing.

Under 18s attend free of charge, when accompanied by an adult who holds a complimentary or paid ticket.


To apply for complimentary tickets email To purchase tickets, visit Chelmsford City Racecourse’s website here.



  • Gates open 3:00pm
  • First race 5:00pm
  • Last race 8:30pm


Chelmsford City Racecourse, Great Leighs Chelmsford. CM3 1QP.

The main entrance is located off the A131 bypass. Car parking is free.

The racecourse is approximately a 20-minute drive in a taxi from Chelmsford railway station and 10 minutes from Braintree railway station.