A CHESHIRE-BASED firm is delighted to partner with Chester Racecourse for the first time.

The Boulton Group is sponsoring two races in upcoming race days at Chester: Mappin & Webb Ladies Evening on Friday, June 24, and Ladies & Gents Evening on July 8.

It’s the first year The Boulton Group have partnered with Chester Racecourse, after enjoying success sponsoring two popular events at Uttoxeter Racecourse earlier this year.

Ladies Evening on June 24 is a fixture whose tradition has endured throughout the years and has become a hallmark in the social calendars of ladies up and down the country.

Based in Cheshire, The Boulton Group, founded by Carl Boulton, are industry leaders in specialist services. Their brands comprise payroll experts, Optimum Pay Group, digital marketing agency Trinity Create, luxury travel and experiences concierge service Optimum Experience, and top Cheshire hospitality venue, The White Lion Weston.

Carl Boulton commented on the partnership: “We’re delighted to be working with Chester Racecourse and can’t wait to see The Boulton Group Handicap Stakes (Class 4, 3yo) race on the 24th June and then again in July!”

Chester Races returns this weekend for two meetings on June 24-25, although punters coming from outside the city are being urged to check for the latest travel arrangements, as a national rail strike planned for Saturday means no trains are expected to be running at Chester.

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