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Coral Welsh Grand National

Join us for our biggest race meeting of the year, the Coral Welsh Grand National
27th December 2018


The biggest raceday in Wales will return to Chepstow Racecourse on Thursday 27th December.

As well as 7 thrilling jump races on the card, including the biggest race in Wales, the day will be packed with Welsh themed entertainment for the entire family including singing from Chepstow Musical Youth Theatre, The Bridgend Male Voice Choir, a performance from jazz band The Hipcats in our more relaxed Wye Valley marquee, roaming Welsh lady stilt walkers and more, you may even get to see a dragon!

What's more, we have a great Tom Jones tribute after racing in our lively Bonanza Boy marquee so you can let the traffic die down after racing finishes while enjoying all the classics.

The Welsh National Anthem will be sung by two Welsh celebrities ahead of the big race, details to be released shortly.

Gates open at 10am for this meeting.

Welsh jockey James Bowen won the 2017 feature race at just 16 years old! We can't wait to see who will raise the trophy this year...

There will be plenty of food and drink outlets available on site including a variety of hot beverages from our new Cwtch Coffee shop, various bars on site and food outlets serving dishes such as BBQ pulled pork, Welsh faggots with mashed potato, roast beef, pizza and more!

Tickets are £29 in advance for this one enclosure meeting, allowing all our customers to experience the Welsh themed entertainment and atmosphere all over the racecourse - what's more, all advanced general admissions bookings will get a free return ticket to the meeting on 20th March 2019*

You could also take advantage of our advance Pie & Pint Package which includes your Entry admission ticket, a pie, a drink (pint, glass of wine or soft drink) and a racecard for just £36.

There will be a shuttle bus running from Chepstow train station (£1 each way) and Newport train station (£5 return), the timetable will be available shortly. We also have a bus running from Bristol Temple Meads at 10am and 10:30 am and retuning from Chepstow Racecourse at 5pm and 5:30pm - tickets can be purchased through the ticket options below.


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Chepstow Racecourse
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The Racecourse is on the A466 Chepstow to Monmouth road, not far from the Severn Bridge. From the M4 East (Junction 21) or M4 West (Junction 23), take the M48 and exit at Junction 2 (Chepstow).


Why not make use of our Special Raceday Bus Service?

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 Station to the course.

Racegoers pay £1 each way, while those travelling from Newport pay just £5 for a return journey.

Please note that race times are subject to change, it is therefore advisable to check with Chepstow Racecourse for up-to-date times.


Chepstow station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the town centre. There are direct trains to Chepstow from Birmingham, Cardiff, Cheltenham Spa, Derby, Gloucester, Newport and Nottingham.

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Chepstow Racecourse

Wales' biggest racecourse and the home of the Coral Welsh Grand National. Hosting horse racing and non racing events throughout the year.

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