Ffos Las Racecourse
Ffos Las Racecourse is one of the few racecourses that is based in Wales and suitably for the area it was built on the site of an open cast coal mine when the pit was closed down. Situated between the towns of Llanelli and Carmarthen the racecourse has was only completed in 2009 and became the first new national hunt racecourse that was built in the United Kingdom for over 80 years at a cost of £20 million.
There are 29 race meetings held at this course which are a mixture of flat and jump horse racing, with at least two per month. The most notable race at this course is the William Hill Welsh Champion Hurdle which is held in February.
The racetrack is oval and 12 furlongs in length and very flat, there is no draw stall advantage at this track.
The top jockeys as this new track are Joe Fanning and Tadhg O´Shea with the top trainers being Mark Johnston and David Simcock.
Address: Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire, SA17 4DE
Road: From the east: take Junction 48 (M4) joining the A4138 to Llanelli and follow brown signs; From the west follow A40 to Carmarthen, then A484 to Llanelli and follow brown signs; From Cross Hands take A476 towards Llanelli and follow brown signs Parking: Free
Rail: Llanelli (9 miles), Kidwelly (5 miles), Carmarthen (15 miles)
Air: Helicopter landing facilities, by arrangement.