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 racing field of horses with jockeys
Hurdling Towards The Finish Line

In this challenging National Hunt race.

Welsh Champion Hurdle

The Most Valuable Race At Ffos Las

A huge highlight of the Welsh racing calendar, the Dragon Bet Welsh Champion Hurdle offers £50,000 in prize money, meaning it brings out some of the best trainers, and therefore the best racing action. You don’t want to miss the most valuable race at Ffos Las.

Welsh champion Hurdle at Ffos Las Racecourse

What Is It?

The Dragon Bet Welsh Champion Hurdle is a National Hunt handicap hurdle race, which you have guessed it, is hosted in Wales. Originally hosted by our sister course - Chepstow - from 1969, the race came to Ffos Las in 2011, and has taken place every October since. It’s run over 2 miles and is open to horses four years and over.

2024 brings around the 103rd anniversary of the race. It was first run at Cardiff’s, Ely Racecourse in 1921 with prize money a grand total of £442 to the winner! 

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Year Horse Trainer Jockey
2023 Effernock Fizz Sam Ewing Cian Collins
2022 Nemean Lion Kerry Lee Richard Patrick
2021 Glory And Fortune Tom Lacey Stan Sheppard
2020 Sceau Royal Alan King Daryl Jacob
2019 Monsieur Lecoq Jane Williams Chester Williams
2018 Silver Streak Evan Williams Adam Wedge
2017 The New One Nigel Twiston-Davies Mr Zac Baker
2016 Garde La Victorie Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson
2015 Silsol Paul Nicholls Jack Sherwood
2014 Saphir Du Rheu Paul Nicholls Harry Derham
2013 Medinas Alan King Wayne Hutchinson
2012 - Abandoned -
2011 Oscar Whisky Nicky Henderson Barry Geraghty
Welsh champion Hurdle at Ffos Las Racecourse

Part of The Big Welsh Racing Weekend

Our fixture is the finale of The Big Welsh Racing Weekend. Three days of dramatic racing shared with our sister track at Chepstow Racecourse. Three days, two tracks and plenty of high intensity racing, making it one of the highlights of Welsh Racing.

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