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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.
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.
|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|
|2011||Oscar Whisky||Nicky Henderson||Barry Geraghty|
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.