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Coral Welsh Grand National
Coral Welsh Grand National
The Proud Home Of The Coral Welsh Grand National

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Coral Welsh Grand National

The Coral Welsh Grand National

Chepstow Racecourse has been the proud home of The Coral Welsh Grand National since 1949. Held in December each year between Christmas and New Year, it draws in huge crowds to see who will win this coveted title. 

After the excitement of last year's race, we now look forward to 27th December 2020 for the next instalment of this historic fixture.

Army band presenting a trophy for winning the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow Racecourse.

The History

After the war, the Welsh Grand National came to Chepstow in 1949. The three and three-quarter mile race, known as the Coral Welsh Grand National, owes much to the support of the bookmaking firm for establishing it as one of the major events in the National Hunt calendar.

Tom O'Brien won the Welsh Grand National in 2018

Previous Winners

David Nicholson, ex-racehorse trainer and jockey, added his name to the Chepstow hall of fame by partnering three successive winners in 1959, 1960 and 1961. Other winners have been Stearsby, Run and Skip, Righthand Man and Burrough Hill Lad, who went on to complete the big double by landing the Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup less than three months later.

Christian Williams and Jack Tudor

Recent History

In more recent times, Native River won the race in 2016, going on to win the Magners Gold Cup in March 2018. The year after, 16 year old James Bowen broke the record books by becoming the youngest jockey to ever win the race. The winner of the 2018 Coral Welsh Grand National was Elegant Escape for Colin Tizzard and jockey Tom O’Brien, and in 2019 Potters Corner became the first Welsh-trained horse since 1973 to take the title.

Trained by Christian Williams in Ogmore and ridden by Bridgend's Jack Tudor, Potters Corner won to the delight of his owners, the All Star Sports syndicate and Welsh rugby international, Jonathan Davies.

Welsh National Roll Of Honour
Year
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
2019
Potters Corner
Christian Williams
Jack Tudor
2018
Elegant Escape
Colin Tizzard
Tom O'Brien
2017
Raz De Maree
Gavin Cromwell
James Bowen
2016
Native River
Colin Tizzard
Richard Johnson
2015
Mountainous
Kerry Lee
Jamie Moore
2014
Emperor's Choice
Venetia Williams
Aidan Coleman
2013
Mountainous
Richard Lee
Paul Moloney
2012
Monbeg Dude
Michael Scudamore
Paul Carberry
2011
The Beau Bai
Richard Lee
Charlie Poste
2010
Synchronised
Jonjo O'Neill
A. P. McCoy
2009
Dream Alliance
Phillip Hobbs
Tom O'Brien
2008
Notre Pier
Jim Dreaper
A. Lynch
2007
Miko De Beauchene
Robert Alner
A. Thornton
2006
Halcon Genelardais
Alan King
W. Hutchinson
2005
L' Aventure
P. F. Nicholls
L. Aspell
2004
Silver Birch
P. F. Nicholls
R. Walsh
2003
Bindaree (IRE)
N A Twiston-Davies
C Llewellyn
2002
Mini Sensation (IRE)
Jonjo O'Neill
A Dobbin
2001
Supreme Glory (IRE)
P G Murphy
L Aspell
2000
Jocks Cross (IRE)
Venetia Williams
B J Crowley (3)
1999
Edmond (FR)
H D Daly
R Johnson
1998
Kendal Cavalier
N J Hawke
B Fenton
1997
Earth Summit
N A Twiston-Davies
T Jenks
1996
Abandoned
-
-
1995
Abandoned
-
-
1994
Master Oats
K C Bailey
N Williamson
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