Chester May Festival 2022: Ladies Day

Thursday 5th May 2022 – Day 2 of Chester’s May Festival saw the return of Ladies Day at The Roodee.

One of the most popular fixtures in Chester’s racing calendar, Ladies Day attracted a top class line-up to please the well-dressed racegoers. After rain the day before, the sun was firmly out!

Photographs by Ian Yates

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A treble for jockey Ryan Moore, three winning women trainers and four winning favourites – it proved to be a popular day for the punters (if not the bookies!).


13:30 ICM Stellar Sports Handicap

4YO+, Class 2, 5f 15y

  1. Look Out Louis 2/1 f Trained by Julie Camacho, Jockey: Jason Hart
  2. Count D’Orsay (IRE) 13/2

14:05 Deepbridge Handicap

3YO only, Class 2, 7f 127y  

  1. Outgate 9/4 f Trained by Daniel & Claire Kübler, Jockey: Ryan Moore
  2. Koy Koy 5/2
  3. My Little Tip (IRE) 17/2

14:40 Homeserve Dee Stakes (Listed)

3YO only, Class 1, 1m 2f 70y  

  1. Star Of India (IRE) 6/4 f Trained by Aidan O’Brien, Jockey: Ryan Moore
  2. Cresta (FR) 11/2

15:10 Proud To Support Chester Racecourse Ormonde Stakes (Group 3)

4YO+, Class 1, 1m 5f 84y  

  1. Hamish 9/2 Trained by William Haggas, Jockey: Tom Marquand
  2. Thunderous (IRE) 9/1
  3. Alounak (FR) 12/1

15:40 Boodles Raindance Handicap

4YO+, Class 3, 1m 2f 70y  

  1. Pride Of America (FR) 3/1 Trained by Amy Murphy, Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa
  2. Desert Emperor 14/1
  3. Enigmatic (IRE) 33/1

16:15 British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes (GBB Race)

2YO only, Class 2, 5f 15y  

  1. Democracy Dilemma (IRE) 11/2 Trained by David Evans, Jockey: George Downing
  2. Self Praise (IRE) 3/1
  3. Blatant 11/4 f

16:50 Roofing Consultants Group Handicap

3YO only, Class 3, 1m 4f 63y  

  1. Temple Of Artemis (IRE) 9/4 f Trained by Aidan O’Brien, Jockey: Ryan Moore
  2. Mr Alan 10/1


Fashionistas were out in force, strutting their stuff in the Best Dressed Competitions and enjoying their day out in the sun. Designer labels, fake tans and plenty of bling were on show as usual, and the gents were not shy of sporting some colour too!

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