The highlight of the Welsh racing calendar...

Join us for our biggest race meeting of the year, the Coral Welsh Grand National, one of the most prestigious jump fixtures of the season in the UK and the richest race in Wales.

It is a wonderful social occasion for family and friends and one of the highlights of the festive season, don’t forget children aged 17 and under go free with a paying adult.

The prize money for this year's big race has been increased to £150,000. Parking is free and there is a bus service from Newport and Chepstow Railway Stations.

In a thrilling race, The 2015 Coral Welsh Grand National went to Mountainous trained in Herefordshire by Kerry Lee and ridden by Jamie Moore.

The Coral Welsh Grand National is an event which captures the passion, emotion and excitement of horse racing.

In 2016, The National Anthem will be sung by Rebecca Evans and Bryn Terfel. The Regimental Band of The Royal Welsh will accompany the jockeys to the Parade Ring from the Weighing Room before the big race. We will have a family marquee with a children's entertainer and human statues. The Male Voice Choir will be singing before racing in the Parade Ring in front of the main stands. Murphy's Marbles will be performing live music in the Grandstand & Paddock marquee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Chepstow Racecourse suitable for families?

All children aged 17 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. As well as great horse racing this year's Welsh National has lots of added entertainment which will appeal to all ages.

Can I bring my own food?

Food and drink may not be brought onto the racecourse. There's a variety of catering units on the day for you to purchase refreshments from.

Is there seating available?

Limited seating is available in both enclosures and in all bar areas. Non of this seating is available for reservation. If you would like to reserve seating, take a look at our great value hospitality options which guarantee a reserved table for the duration of the meeting.

What happens if racing is abandoned?

Abandonment is rare and racing can take place under most conditions. However, if the meeting is abandoned before the first race, a full refund will be made. If the meeting is abandoned after the first race but before the third, a 50% refund will be made. If the meeting is abandoned after the third race, no refund will be made.

No refunds will be paid on the raceday itself. All admission tickets should be mailed to the Racecourse Office after the raceday and refunds will be dealt with via the post.

Is there a cash machine on site?

There are a number of cash machines available on-site.

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, a £5 concession is offered to Senior Citizens and Students. If you are registered disabled and require a carer, you would pay the normal admission price and your carer would enter for free. These concessions are all available upon production of valid ID.


Although there is no official dress code, our customers choose to dress for the occasion! A smart casual look is often adopted. Vests, football or rugby shirts, ripped jeans, shorts or trainers are not permitted to the Premier Enclosure, hospitality boxes or Silks Restaurant. There is no official dress code in the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure