Fairytale Ending At Biggest Horse Race In Wales

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27 December 2019

The Coral Welsh Grand National has been won by a Welsh-trained horse for the first time since 1965.

In a fantastic celebration of Welsh sport, the winning horse proudly boasts a team of a trainer, jockey and owners all from Wales.

Chepstow Racecourse’s most famous race was claimed by Potters Corner, under the direction of young jockey Jack Tudor from Bridgend.

Owned by Welsh rugby international Johnathan Davies and the All Star Sports Racing syndicate with Gareth Maule, Potters Corner has been aimed at the big race for some time, winning in style to the obvious joy of its owners.

Speaking afterwards, trainer Christian Williams from Ogmore said: “It’s a great day today for the owners, for the sponsors, and for Chepstow. It’s great to be part of the Welsh Grand National, and for Jack and his family.” 

Speaking about the ‘gentleman’ horse unphased by his big win, Christian added:

“After Potters Corner won the Midlands Grand National last year, his next aim was always the Coral Welsh Grand National, and Jack gave him the best chance at the race and gave him a lot of confidence.

‘He’s a classy horse with good form.”

Second and third places went to Paul Nicholls-trained Truckers Lodge and Yala Enki respectively, with Welshman Evan Williams taking fourth with Prime Venture.

2019 marks the 47th year of Coral supporting the Welsh Grand National, making it the second-longest sponsorship partnership in horse racing.

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