It’s seems our racecourses are the go to place if you’re looking for an action packed day or evening out. With everything from a family fun day, to plenty of live music, we have events at all of our local racecourses to celebrate each of them. So let’s take a look at what’s going on and a few dates for your diary.

CHEPSTOW RACECOURSE

After the great success of the Live After Racing event this year with the magnificent PALOMA FAITH, Chepstow have a calendar of events for all the family.

CHEPSTOW FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL

Green Top Events Food and Drink Festivals combine a traditional market with a fun filled festival. The event is operated in conjunction with the racecourse to provide you with a unique festival experience.

There will be a range of delicious local artisan food and beverage producers, along with some equally talented hand-crafted stalls. We provide an opportunity to buy from local producers in a well-run safe environment.

We will have a food quarter to sample the delights of various street food vendors, an amazing bar area, a shopping area and an entertainment area, with a variety of local musicians and rides.

No horses plenty to eat and drink however. The CHEPSTOW FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL is on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th September. For more details and tickets go HERE.

THE BIG WELSH RACING WEEKEND

Day One:

Jump racing is back – and you can enjoy the action at Chepstow with a fantastic day at the races. The first day of the Unibet Jumps Season Opener meeting is one of the finest Chepstow events on the horse racing calendar.

When you’re looking for things to do in Chepstow, you can be sure of a warm welcome at one of the horse racing fixtures. So if you’re wondering: “Where can I find great events near me?” Chepstow – located in a picturesque spot close to the border between Wales and England – has the answer.

Day Two:

It’s the first Saturday of jumps racing of the new season at Chepstow – and you’re definitely invited for a fun day out. The second day of the Unibet Jumps Season Opener meeting always attracts a line-up of horses who provide terrific racing action.

Jump racing is spectacular and thrilling when you’re at the course to watch. You can savour a close-up view of the majestic sight of great horses in action and the skill and courage of the jockeys who ride them.

If you’re looking for things to do in Chepstow, a day at the races is always a treat and this is one of our top horse racing fixtures on the calendar.

This a hugely popular horse racing fixture, which starts the winter Jump season in the UK, so come and join us for an exciting day at the races as the jumps season begins to get into top gear.

Live Music After Racing

Live for an hour after racing are FROM THE JAM. Bruce Foxton’s band produced some of the biggest hits of the 70s and 80 including Going Underground, The Eton Rifles, Town Called Malice, Beat Surrender and Down In The Tube Station At Midnight.

Bruce Foxton – From The Jam

The BIG WELSH RACING WEEKEND is on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October, with From The Jam on Saturday. For more details and tickets, go HERE.

CHRISTMAS PARTY RACEDAY

Christmas is around the corner – and what better way to get into the festive mood than with a day at the races. The festive Christmas Party Raceday will be full of seasonal cheer and tidings of comfort and joy at this lovely spot.

The racecard also features one of the best live horse racing fixtures on the calendar. The highlight on the card is the Coral Welsh Grand National Trial.

This race was won in 2020 by Secret Reprieve – who followed up by winning the big prize itself back at Chepstow a few weeks later at the Coral Welsh Grand National.

It’s Christmas Jumper Time…….

If you’re looking for things to do in Chepstow, get your Christmas jumpers on and join your family, friends or colleagues for a day at the races that’s guaranteed to be full of festive fun. There could even be a prize for the best one….

Live Music

What better way to round of this raceday than enjoying live music after racing! They will have an OASIS EXPERIENCE tribute band joining us here at Chepstow playing legendary rock classics such as Wonderwall and Don’t Look Back in Anger!

The CHRISTMAS PARTY RACEDAY is on Sunday 3rd December. All the details and tickets HERE.

As well as that they have lots of racing days too……

FFOS LAS RACECOURSE

GENTLEMAN’S DAY FT WELSH CHAMPIONS HURDLE

Gents, it’s time to dress to impress and join in both thrilling racing and exhilarating entertainment at one of the most popular fixtures of the year. They’re anticipating a massive crowd so book early to join the action.

Who Will Win the Welsh Champion Hurdle in 2022?

This is arguably the best race in the calendar at Ffos Las Racecourse, the Welsh Champion Hurdle, on Sunday 9th October.

This race is one of the leading Ffos Las events on the calendar and it has been won by a host of stellar names. Glory And Fortune added his name to the roll of honour in 2021 – and you can be there to see who follows in his hoofprints.

Following the 100th anniversary of the Welsh Champion Hurdle celebrations in 2021, we’re really looking forward to yet another year of exhilarating racing and a great atmosphere.

Gather your friends and family and enjoy a brilliant afternoon of fun at the races! We’ve got plenty of great facilities open to ensure you have a really special day at Ffos Las.

GENTLEMAN’S DAY is on Sunday 9th October. Tickets and full details HERE.

They also have lots of racing days around those special events……..

And if you fancy a little birds eye view trip to Ffos Las from your device or computer – here we go…….

HEREFORD RACECOURSE

ELY MEMORIAL FUND CHARITY RACEDAY

The SEASON RE-OPENER is always special and this one is no exception.

Help them return to the racing season with a bang and come down to the racecourse on the 15th of October to celebrate the start of the season!

Join them for the opening fixture of the season at the ELY Memorial Fund Charity Raceday. As they look forward to welcoming racegoers back for the first time since April, they are partnering with ELY to help raise awareness of increasing road safety across Herefordshire to reduce road collisions involving young drivers. ELY provide financial help towards funeral costs for families in Herefordshire when young loved ones aged between 17-25 years are tragically killed in road traffic collisions in Herefordshire and we are proud to be working with them.

The Charity Restaurant in Rusty Bridge is a fabulous way to enjoy the day and support this local Herefordshire charity. Enjoy your own table base for the day, guest speaker and a delicious two course lunch prepared by Head Chef Jon Williams.

Advance admission tickets are priced at just £15 including racecard and U18s GO FREE!

The season re-opener raceday is always a popular start to the season so book now enjoy the thrilling return of action on the track, cheer the winners home and support ELY Memorial Fund too. It’s on Tuesday 11th October. All the details you need are HERE.

CHRISTMAS JUMPERS RACEDAY

Gather Family and Friends for the perfect pre-Christmas get together – and experience the ever popular Festive Jumpers Raceday with a day of excellent National Hunt Races.

You could make your day even more enjoyable by entering the Festive Jumper Competition, giving you a chance to win some great prizes! Simply wear or create your best Christmas jumper and the spotters will select a winner on the day!

This racing fixture is perfect if you’re looking for something to do over the winter months, so book your tickets today for a great day at Hereford Racecourse.

CHRISTMAS JUMPERS RACEDAY is on Saturday 10th December, for more details, go HERE.

Plenty of racing outside of those days too……