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Free Racing

Chepstow RacecourseThere can't be many more beautiful settings for a race course than the one at Chepstow.  Set in 440 acres of glorious Wye Valley countryside.  Located on the outskirts of the historic border town yet despite its rural setting is only a few miles from the M4 motorway meaning access couldn't be easier.

Horse racing has been held here since 1926 and is one of only 3 racecourses in Wales.  Chepstow hosts a number of prestigious meetings throughout the year both on the flat and over jumps.  The highlight of the calendar is the Welsh Grand National held each December.

And you can get a taste of the action when the racecourse throws open its doors for free this Tuesday (25 October 2011).  The first race is at 2:10pm.

7 races are packed into an afternoon's session and offers families the chance to see the horses up close in the parade ring, spot the jockeys walking amongst the crowd and get wrapped up in the thrill of the sport.  It is the perfect family day out - there's even free ice cream for the kids.

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