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.
In 2022 the race will take place on Sunday 9th October and for the first time ever, it will form part of 'The Big Welsh Racing Weekend'. Three days of Welsh racing which includes The Jumps Season Opener at Chepstow Racecourse on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October.
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.
2021 brings around the 100th 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!
|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|
|2011||Oscar Whisky||Nicky Henderson||Barry Geraghty|
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.