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The Welsh Horse Racing Awards at Chepstow Racecourse

The Welsh Horse Racing Awards at Chepstow Racecourse

  Our sister track, Chepstow Racecourse are holding the first ever Welsh Horse Racing Awards in support of Racing Welfare on Thursday 22nd November. The awards are designed to recognise both equine and human talent and success across Wales including owners, trainers, horses, jockeys, stable staff and breeders. A panel of horse racing professionals will choose the winners who will be presented with their awards during a ceremony at Chepstow Racecourse on November 22nd. Nominations …

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Raceday Report – 20th October – Welsh Champion Hurdle

Raceday Report – 20th October – Welsh Champion Hurdle

  One of Ffos Las’s biggest days of the year, featuring the £45,000 Welsh Champion Hurdle, was blessed with warm autumn sunshine and perfect good to soft going. The card began with the first division of a 3m handicap hurdle. Mr Robert Hawker, riding his father Richard’s Gentleman Farmer (8/1), led virtually all the way. Three out his lead wasn’t very big, but no serious challenge emerged until the run-in. There Gold Bonne Raine threatened …

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Bumper Crowd Expected at The Dunraven Welsh Champion Hurdle

Bumper Crowd Expected at The Dunraven Welsh Champion Hurdle

  The richest race day of the year at Ffos Las takes place tomorrow (Saturday 20th October) – and a bumper crowd is expected. There is more than £100,000 of prize money on offer across the eight races including £45,000 for the feature race, the Dunraven Group Welsh Champion Hurdle. There are 80 runners in total. The first race of the day is now 1.35pm with the last race at 5.30pm. For the Dunraven Group …

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Dunraven Welsh Champion Hurdle Preview

Dunraven Welsh Champion Hurdle Preview

  Saturday’s Ffos Las fixture is one of its best meetings of the year and the highlight is the Welsh Champion Hurdle, sponsored for the first time by the Dunraven Group.  Unlike its Cheltenham counterpart, it’s a handicap, and top of the list is expected to be that perennial favourite The New One, now ten years old and trying to establish himself as a long-distance hurdler.  He disappointed at Cheltenham and Aintree but cannot be …

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A NEW GENERAL MANAGER HAS BEEN APPOINTED AT FFOS LAS RACECOURSE

A NEW GENERAL MANAGER HAS BEEN APPOINTED AT FFOS LAS RACECOURSE

  Simon Rowlands will take up the reins at the course close to Llanelli in November. 36-year-old Rowlands, from Bargoed, is currently the Catering Manager at Chepstow Racecourse, the sister track to Ffos Las. His previous roles have included various catering and hospitality managerial roles in the leisure and sports industry, including the BBC. Both courses are owned by the Arena Racing Company (ARC), operators of 16 horse racing venues in the UK as well …

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NEW SPONSOR FOR THE BIG RACE OF THE YEAR AT FFOS LAS

NEW SPONSOR FOR THE BIG RACE OF THE YEAR AT FFOS LAS

  The Dunraven Group is the new sponsor of the biggest race of the year at Ffos Las Racecourse, the Welsh Champion Hurdle. The race, over two miles, is worth £45,000 in prize money and takes place on Saturday 20th October at the course near Llanelli. There is more than £100,000 of prize money on offer on the day. Since 1979, Dunraven Windows have been providing excellent customer service installing a range of products from …

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Stars of rugby & TV shine at NSPCC Cymru charity raceday.

Stars of rugby & TV shine at NSPCC Cymru charity raceday.

  FAMOUS faces from the world of rugby and entertainment were among the racegoers at Ffos Las in Carmarthenshire as NSPCC Cymru/Wales held its latest successful family race day at the course. Despite inclement weather, more than 2,500 people attended the Ffos Las Family Charity Race Day which was held at the Carmarthenshire course on Sunday 17th September. The race day managed to raise close to £19,000 for the leading children’s charity, which included seven …

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Raceday Report – 16th September

Raceday Report – 16th September

  There was a bumper eight-race programme for the final flat meeting of the year. The going was soft, and mist and rain reduced visibility for most of the afternoon. The first race was a 6f nursery. Chitra and Sybil Grand were up with the pace throughout, but the bright orange colours of Eye Of The Water (16/1) loomed alongside them a furlong out. Before long Liam Jones had driven him a length and three …

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Raceday Report – 13th September

Raceday Report – 13th September

  This fixture, transferred recently from Chepstow, was run on good going. It was a bright and breezy day. Finishes tended to come up the centre of the track. This fixture, transferred recently from Chepstow, was run on good going. It was a bright and breezy day. Finishes tended to come up the centre of the track. The obvious one in the first race, over 5f, was Captain Lars, trained by Archie Watson and ridden …

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Raceday Report – 3rd September

Raceday Report – 3rd September

  This fixture, transferred recently from Chepstow, was run on good going. It was a bright and breezy day. Finishes tended to come up the centre of the track. The obvious one in the first race, over 5f, was Captain Lars, trained by Archie Watson and ridden by Eddie Greatrex. The nine-year-old had won 19 times already, but 14 of them were on the all-weather and he is rated a stone lower on the turf. …

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