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 racing field of horses with jockeys
 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 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.

Horses with jockeys land after jumping a hurdle

What Is It?

The 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! 

Year Horse Trainer Jockey
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
Racehorses jumping over a hurdle

What Should I Expect?

The day is filled with dramatic racing, as the horses and jockeys take on the challenging course. 

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