About Chepstow Racecourse
Chepstow Racecourse is located in the village of Chepstow, in the South of Wales. It first opened it’s doors in the early 1920s and is home to some of the biggest races in Welsh racing. If you’ve been to Chepstow, this wouldn’t be a surprise location decision to you either. The racecourse is on the doorstep of Piercefield Park, with breathtaking views all around!
The course is oval in shape, and its main feature is its undulating track. The track length here is around 2 miles, and offers both Flat and Jump racing. This is one of the most challenging courses in the UK due to the stamina toll taken in this downhill uphill battle!
Chepstow racecourse is home to a few notable races, but none are more famous than the Welsh Grand National. This is a grade 3 national hunt steeplechase that takes place every year on December 27. Furthermore, the race is open to horses aged four and older and runs over a distance of 6150m. This is the biggest race in the Welsh horse racing calendar year and comes with a purse of £150,00!
Alongside the Welsh Grand National is the Finale Juvenile Hurdle. This is a grade 1 hurdle with a distance of around 2 miles. Moreover, the other three notable races taking place at Chepstow are in October. All three are national hunt races run at a distance of about 3900m.
Chepstow Racecourse has plenty else to offer racing fans with their state-of-the-art facilities. There are private boxes that give a full view of the racecourse. Plus a fine-dining restaurant too! This isn’t all Chepstow offers though either. There are ladies days, family fun days, and live music happening too. So while Chepstow Racecourse may be home to the Welsh Grand National; this racecourse is about so much more than just the racing!