Chepstow Racecourse emerged triumphant at The Racecourse Association (RCA) Awards held at Aintree Racecourse in November as they won Racing Connection 2023. The Racing Connection award celebrates initiatives that enrich the sport and broaden the reach to a wider audience.
Chepstow won the award for their inaugural Welsh Jump Jockeys’ Derby, which took place on the opening day of the Unibet Jumps Season Opener in October.
The initiative not only showcased the prowess of Welsh jockeys to a broader British audience but also served a dual purpose by raising crucial funds and awareness for the children's cancer charity, Latch. The charity holds profound significance as it stands as a pillar of support for trainer Christian Williams' daughter, Betsy.
Arena Racing Company were Highly Commended for their innovative introduction of Syndicate Lounges across all 16 of their racecourses. This initiative stood as a testament to their commitment to enhancing the race-day experience for enthusiasts.