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Sean Bowen – September Blog

Sean Bowen – September Blog

I’m really looking forward to the season getting underway, in particular – the return of jumps racing at Ffos Las – with the Welsh Champion Hurdle. It is of course my favourite racecourse to ride at – and I’ve really missed not having jumps racing there over the summer. It is still a little too early to know for definite, whether I’ll have a ride in the big race – but dad always takes plenty …

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Raceday Report – Thursday 29th August

Raceday Report – Thursday 29th August

Bright periods enlivened a breezy day when most racegoers should have been able to find at least one winner. The going was good.   The opener was a 6f nursery, in which the first two pulled well clear. Oisin Murphy had Endless Joy (5/2) in front soon after the start, and she was still bowling along at the business end of the race. Jump The Gun was the only one who could stay anywhere near …

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Raceday Report – Ladies Day – Friday 23rd August

Raceday Report – Ladies Day – Friday 23rd August

Ladies Day at Ffos Las could not have been better weatherwise. It was sunny and warm and the going was good, good to soft in places. Some of today’s winners are destined to compete at some of the bigger meetings. The card began with a 7f nursery. Mac McCarthy, a 7/1 shot despite winning last time out, made it two in a row. Jungle Book set a good gallop, but couldn’t sustain it into the …

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Raceday Report – Tuesday 13th August

Raceday Report – Tuesday 13th August

Picnic Raceday was suitably sunny and warm. The going was good to soft, good in places. The opener was a ten furlong contest for maiden fillies. The first five finished in a heap. James Fanshawe’s Sincerity (11/4 fav) was pushed and shoved along in fourth place to little avail by Tom Marquand for some time. However, she appreciated the tenth furlong most and went ahead with a hundred yards to go, finishing three quarters of …

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2020 Race Fixtures Released

2020 Race Fixtures Released

There will be a total of 19 scheduled fixtures at Ffos Las in 2020 with 13 jump meetings and 6 flat fixtures, and with a number of dates that have become highlights in the racing, and social calendars, now is the time to block them out in your diary. We will see the return of the popular Welsh Champion Hurdle on Saturday 17th October where you will get to see the likes of potential equine …

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What is Ladies Day?

What is Ladies Day?

For the uninitiated, Ladies Day can seem intimidating, with flocks of beautifully-dressed women taking over the viewing stands. So, to remove the mystery we take a look at just what is Ladies Day? Where does Ladies Day come from? Well, way back when in 1823, a poet wrote about Thursday at Royal Ascot as “Ladies’ Day… when the women, like angels, look sweetly divine.” The identity of the poet remains a mystery, but his words …

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10 Things We Love About A Girls Night Out

10 Things We Love About A Girls Night Out

Be honest ladies, who doesn’t love a girls night out? Whether you’re out often or just occasionally, it’s a date in the calendar that can never come fast enough! Not only are nights out with the girls so much fun, they’re actually good for your health (like we needed another excuse!). Check out these 10 things we love about a girls night out below. 1. Staying close with your besties You know what it’s like. …

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Heatforce Ladies Day Selling Fast – The Hottest Tickets In Town!

Heatforce Ladies Day Selling Fast – The Hottest Tickets In Town!

If you haven’t already got your tickets for the annual Heatforce Ladies Day then what are you waiting for? It is the perfect opportunity to start your August Bank Holiday weekend early. This year’s Ladies Day is set to host the world’s best ABBA tribute band, Bjorn Again. With songs such as Dancing Queen, Knowing Me Knowing You and Waterloo it is a day not to be missed. Due to popular demand, most of our …

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Raceday Report – Thursday 1st August

Raceday Report – Thursday 1st August

The second evening meeting of the week at Ffos Las was held in pleasant, sunny conditions. The going was good to firm, good in places after watering. There was a series of close finishes; the first four races were all won by a neck. Racing began with a 6f nursery. The handicap good thing, Sir Arthur Dayne, ran on late without looking likely to catch the Archie Watson-trained fashion Free (9/2). Hollie Doyle had her …

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Raceday Report – Monday 29th July

Raceday Report – Monday 29th July

Ffos Las’s first flat race fixture of the year took place on a cloudy evening. The going was good to firm. It was a day to remember for punters who followed title-chasing Oisin Murphy, who rode four winners. A quartet of three-year-old maidens contested the opening 5f handicap. Perfect Charm (7/2), blinkered for the first time, broke well and led all the way. He extended his lead in the penultimate furlong to put the result …

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