Today is the Coral Welsh Grand National Race Day. There was 4mm of rain overnight. Race day forecast is for early rain to clear leaving a dry and bright afternoon. The going is HEAVY.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE NOW STOPPED TAKING TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR THIS RACE MEETING. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON THE DAY.
The Coral Welsh Grand National is one of the most important events in the jump racing calendar. It attracts some of the best chasers in training and numerous previous winners have gone on to victory in the Aintree Grand National or the Cheltenham Gold Cup. There are a number of high class entries in this year’s race including Tidal Bay, Teaforthree, Hey Big Spender, Highland Lodge and Goonyella. The current market leader with the sponsors Coral is the Gary Moore trained Well Refreshed who is 7-1.
Prize money for this year’s race has been increased to £100,000. Total prize money on the day is £190,000. There are seven races starting at 12.30pm – the gates open at 10am. In addition to some top class jump racing, including the Grade One £35,000 Finale Juvenile Hurdle, there will be plenty of other entertainment during the day.
Britain’s Got Talent finalists Richard and Adam will be singing the Welsh National Anthem plus customers will also be able to have their photograph taken with the Six Nations Trophy, which will be on display during the day. There are additional marquees offering extra food and drink options and more seating than previous years.
Our charity partner this year is The Noah’s Ark Appeal supporting the Children’s Hospital for Wales. Various fund raising activities will be taking place on the day.
If you booked your tickets before Saturday 21st December, these would have been sent through the post. If you have booked your tickets after this date, they will be available for collection from the racecourse on the race day.
Travel and Transport
Parking is free and if you’re travelling by bus or train a bus shuttle service provided by Newport Transport operates from Chepstow train station to the racecourse via the town’s bus station. The service also operates from Newport to the course from the city’s train station.
Racegoers pay £3 for a return ticket, while those travelling from Newport pay £5 for a return journey.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring my own food & drink? You are permitted to bring a picnic on the two designated Family Days in 2014; Monday 21st April and Monday 25th August. Please note that no alcoholic beverages should be brought on course at any time.
Do I need a ticket for my children? Children aged 17 and under are admitted free of charge and do not require a ticket. If your children look to be older than their age, it is advisable to bring relevant identification to avoid difficulties at the main entrance. Don’t forget to sign up to our FREE Young Hooves Kids Club on entrance to collect your goody bag.
Are there concessions for Seniors or Students? Yes – Over 60s and those with valid student identification will receive a £5 discount on their ticket purchased on the day. The concessions price for this fixture is £25 for the Premier Enclosure and £20 for the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure.
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