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Chepstow Racecourse

File:Chepstow racecourse logo.jpg
Chepstow Racecourse logo
Official website
Location Chepstow, Monmouthshire
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Owned by Northern Racing plc
Screened on At The Races
Course type Flat
National Hunt

Chepstow Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located just outside the town of Chepstow in Monmouthshire, Wales, near the southern end of the Wye Valley which forms the border with England. It is one of three racecourses in Wales, the others being at Bangor-on-Dee and at Ffos Las in Carmarthenshire, opened in 2009.

The racecourse was opened on 6 August 1926 in the grounds of Piercefield House. The first race was a two-year-old seller won by Lord Harewood's colt Conca D'Oro, the 7-4 favourite. In 1933, at a two day meeting, Gordon Richards won 11 consecutive Chepstow races. After the war, and the demise of the nearby Caerleon course the Welsh National was transferred to Chepstow.

Notable races

  • Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle

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