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Jockeys jumping over a hurdle during a race at Ffos Las Racecourse.


Monday 10th May

Mon 10 May 2021
 racing field of horses with jockeys
 racing field of horses with jockeys
Hurdling Towards The Finish Line

In this challenging National Hunt race.

Welsh Championship Hurdle

The Most Valuable Race At Ffos Las

A huge highlight of the Welsh racing calendar, the Welsh Champion Hurdle offers £40,000 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.

Although the 2020 running of the race is without crowds, you can still watch all the action live on Sky Sports Racing.

Horses with jockeys land after jumping a hurdle

What Is It?

The Welsh Championship 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.

Year Horse Trainer Jockey
2018 Silver Streak Evan Williams Adam Wege
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. But it has also become about style and looking dapper, as the race is usually also run as a Gentleman’s day, with big prizes available for the ‘Best Dressed Male’. The day usually ends with live music, so you can dance the night away.

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