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Pick a winner at Chepstow Racecourse

Chepstow RacecourseThere can be no more picturesque setting for a racecourse, just north of the historic border town of Chepstow in the beautiful Wye Valley.  Horse racing has been held here since 1926 and is one of only 3 racecourses in Wales.

The location is impressive as is the range of racing on offer throughout the year.  There are 30 race days scheduled for 2011 including both over jumps and on the flat. 

The highlight each year is undoubtedly the Welsh Grand National.  First held at Chepstow in 1948 it continues to be staged each December.  The race is the biggest and most popular race in Wales and is considered one of the major events of the National Hunt season.

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