Ffos Las Racecourse
Ffos Las Horse Racecourse is located in Ffos Las, the area between Trimsaran and Carway in Wales. The name Ffos Las is taken from the name of a farm that was situated there before the mining operations began. Ffos Lasopened in 2009, with the aim of bringing racing back to western Wales for the first time since 1937 and the first new National Hunt course of its kind for over 80 years.
Like most racecourses in the UK, Ffos Las Horse Racecourse is a left hand-hand oval, flat track that hosts both National Hunt and Flat races throughout the year. It is 12 furlongs long and has a circumference of 1.5 miles with long straights and easy bends. The chute on the main track enables 5 and 6 furlong races to be held there a straight course. As there only 3 racecourses in total in all of Wales, the others being in Bangor and Chepstow, Ffos Las is a real treat.
The racecourse encompasses an area of 60 acres and is surrounded by a picturesque countryside of green fields and rolling hills. It makes it almost impossible to believe that site of the racecourse was once home to Europe’s biggest coal mine. However, one of the main focal points of this racecourse is Chris Crane, a local sculptor’s Spirit Of Race, a beautiful piece depicting two horses neck and neck in a race. It is located in front of the Winner’s Enclosure.
Notable races held at Ffos Las include Welsh Champion Hurdle, a 2 miles 4 furlongs limited hurdle and the West Wales National, a 3 miles 4 furlongs handicap steeplechase.
Ffos Las isa stunning addition to the UK’s racecourses and hosts various races and events throughout the year, offering racegoers unparalleled unobstructed views. If you want to experience high standard horse racing with great photographic opportunities, the Ffos Las Racecourse is for you.