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And they're off!

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.

Chepstow is the premier racecourse in Wales and 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.

This Friday the course will stage its first evening race meeting of the year.  There are 7 races on the card with the first at 4:40pm and the last at 7:55pm and it promises to be an exciting evening of racing action.

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.