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Chester Racecourse launch 2018 Style Guide

 The countdown to the Chester Races 2018 season continues and less than eight weeks remain until the gates are opened and racegoers are invited on-course to revel in three days of spectacular racing, within the sumptuous surroundings of Chester Racecourse, at the Boodles May Festival. 

Preparations are well underway to get the course in perfect condition for those both on and off the track and for racegoers, now’s the time to begin planning a winning outfit. No need to rely on the luck of the draw, ensure you’re first past the fashion post with some pre-raceday preparation. 

Chester Racecourse have teamed up with the UK’s largest designer outlet, McArthurGlen Cheshire Oaks to present this season’s Style Guide and bring to life Chester’s dress-code guidelines, whilst providing some fashionable inspiration with some carefully selected ensembles, from the extensive range of fashion brands available at Cheshire Oaks. 

Kenny Murray, Centre Manager for McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks said: 

“We are thrilled to be the Official Style Partner for the Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse. A day at the races is the perfect excuse to get dressed up and the Racecourse Style Guide will help racegoers looking to up the fashion stakes, with savings of up to 60% off the RRP all year round at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks, you’ll be sure to find your look for less –allowing for an extra bet on race day.” 

The official Style Guide will be revealed online in the coming weeks, showcasing summer trends and a range of possible outfits perfect for a day at the races. Expect contemporary, statement dressing, with bold colour blocking and injections of pastel or monochrome. 

A printed version of the guide will be available exclusively in the April edition of The Essential Journal. The team at The Essential Journal said:  

“We are elated to be the Official Media Partner for Chester Racecourse’s 2018 Style Guide – in partnership with Cheshire Oaks. At The Essential Journal, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of men’s fashion, and with Cheshire Oaks alongside us, we’re there in the best of company.” 

Look for a special competition, influencer input on accessorising your look and much more exclusive content in the run up to the season start and as you start to plan your winning look, remember to share you outfit inspiration on social media using the hashtag #ThisIsStyle and tag @ChesterRaces 

Tickets, badges and a strictly limited number of hospitality packages for the Boodles May Festival, as well as all remaining fixtures in the 2018 Chester season are available to buy online at