Chelmsford City gets the go-ahead to race from Sunday

• British Horseracing Authority happy to grant licence
• Track formerly known as Great Leighs to reopen doors
Racecourse owners hoping for 40 racedays in 2015
No point in a track without proper grandstand

Chelmsford City became a licensed racecourse on Monday night as the track formerly known as Great Leighs passed its final inspection before its planned first day’s racing on Sunday.

A course official reported that the building process had recovered from delays caused by bad weather in recent months but said ticket sales for its first three fixtures this month would have to be restricted while the site’s ability to cope was tested.

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