View from the grandstand towards the track at Ffos Las Racecourse.
View from the grandstand towards the track at Ffos Las Racecourse.
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History of Ffos Las
Ffos Las Racecourse opened its doors in June 2009 and was originally named after the farm that once occupied the site. Lying between the old mining villages of Trimsaran and Carway, the translation of Ffos Las to English is known as ‘blue ditch’. The racecourse was built at the site of an open cast coal mine after mining operations were ceased, surrounded by rolling hills and countryside, the racecourse has spectacular views down the Gwendraeth Valley to Carmarthen Bay which makes it hard to believe that Ffos Las was once an open cast.
View of the Jonathan Davies Grandstand at Ffos Las Racecourse.

A Welsh Racecourse

Ffos Las Racecourse became the first new National Hunt racecourse to be built in the United Kingdom for 80 years and is Wales’s third racecourse along with Chepstow and Bangor-On-Dee. Today, the track is dual purpose and stages Flat meetings throughout the summer months, with National Hunt meetings taking place for the rest of the year.

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Crowds watching racing from the grandstand at Ffos Las Racecourse.


In 2018, Ffos Las was bought by Arena Racing Company (ARC) from the founder, Dai Walters. Throughout the short space of time that Ffos Las has been open, there have been numerous success stories through the gates, none more so than in 2011 when the prolific Sprinter Sacre burst onto the scenes winning his first Novice Hurdle under top jockey Barry Geraghty.

View of the balcony on the grandstand at Ffos Las Racecourse.

More Than Just A Racecourse

Also an events venue, Ffos Las is a fantastic location for corporate events, weddings, functions, concerts and other occasions.
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