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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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Additional Fixture – 3rd September

Additional Fixture – 3rd September

  The race meeting scheduled for Chepstow on Monday 3rd September has been transferred to Ffos Las. Track repairs are currently underway at Chepstow following the abandoned race meeting on Bank Holiday Monday. Unsafe ground was discovered after the first two races. Turf experts have identified a lack of grass root growth following the incredibly dry summer this year. Customers who have booked general admission, the restaurant or hospitality on Monday have the option of …

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Raceday Report – 24th August

Raceday Report – 24th August

  The weather on Ladies Day was windy and mostly dry, but the atmosphere was lively. Since the gates opened at 11.00 there’d been bands playing on stage, and more music was lined up after the last. Best Dressed competitions added to the party spirit. The going was good to soft, though jockeys reported the course was riding softer than that. Perhaps appropriately for Ladies Day, two fillies battled out the finish of the opener, …

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Ffos Las Racecourse – 2019 Fixtures

Ffos Las Racecourse – 2019 Fixtures

  Here are the confirmed 2019 fixtures for Ffos Las Racecourse: Monday 14th January Thursday 7th February Sunday 17th March Sunday 7th April Sunday 21st April – Easter Sunday Family Raceday Saturday 25th May (eve) Thursday 6th June (eve) Thursday 20th June (eve) Friday 12th July (eve) Monday 29th July (eve) Thursday 1st August (eve) Tuesday 13th August Friday 23rd August – Ladies Day Thursday 29th August Sunday 15th September Saturday 19th October – Welsh …

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First treble as trainer for Richard Hughes

First treble as trainer for Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes saddled three winners at Ffos Las’s flat meeting on Tuesday. Hughes rode over 2,500 winners, was champion jockey three times and equalled a record set by Frankie Dettori by riding seven winners in a day at Windsor in 2012. He started training at Lambourn in 2015 and has steadily increased the number and quality of his horses since then. This was his first treble as a trainer. Hughes told the Racing Post, “I …

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