THE HISTORY OF FFOS LAS

 

Ffos Las Racecourse opened in 2009

 

and brought back top class racing to West Wales for the first time since 1937.

Ffos Las is Welsh for 'blue ditch' was named after the farm that once occupied the site and lies between the old mining villages of Trimsaran and Carway. The 600 acre setting is magnificent. Surrounded by rolling hills and countryside it has views down the Gwendraeth Valley to Carmarthen Bay. It is almost impossible to believe that Ffos Las was the former site of the largest open cast coalmine in Europe. The track provides a racing surface to rival any course in the world. It is 60m wide, has the benefit of miles of drainage and has been created level to provide a superb track to race on and a great viewing track for the racegoer. One of the main focal points here at Ffos Las has to be our amazing sculpture. Situated in front of the Winners Enclosure, the “Spirit of the Race” sculpture provides the perfect meeting place as well as a great photo opportunity for all racegoers.

ABOUT FFOS LAS

 

Ffos Las Racecourse is a sports, events and conferencing venue, and is a fantastic location for corporate events, weddings, functions, concerts and other occasions. The venue set in 600 acres of beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside with fantastic scenic views across the Garden of Wales. From being the largest open cast mine in Europe the transformation has been exceptional. The venue now boasts, conservation areas, solar farms, Beautiful lakes, bridle ways and The Diamond Jubilee tree plantation along with the racecourse. Being the first racecourse to open in the United Kingdom for 80 years, The track provides a racing surface to rival any course, and has the benefit of state of the art drainage and irrigation it has been created to provide a superb racing surface and uninterrupted viewing opportunities of the track. We have been overwhelmed by the continuous support we have received. “Opened by the voice of racing” Peter O’Sullevan, visited by HRH the Prince of Wales as part of her majesty the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond jubilee celebrations, and the grand stand opened and named after Welsh Rugby legend Jonathan Davies. Jonathan has strong links to the venue and he is not only from the local village he also worked on the open cast mine. It is fair to say that the people in South West Wales are extremely proud of our facility and history and truly see it as “their venue”.

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Where We Are

Ffos Las Racecourse
Trimsaran
Carmarthenshire
SA17 4DE

Get In Touch

Tel: 01554 811092
Fax: 01554 811037
info@ffoslasracecourse.com