More music acts heading to Ffos Las
MORE major music acts are likely to be heading to play at Ffos Las after the success of the recent Madness Race Night.
An attendance of more than 7,500, the biggest for 10 years, filled the racecourse enclosures to see the band celebrate their 40th anniversary with a rare date in West Wales.
The only time the course previously attracted so many people was the opening night in 2009.
The next time a crowd of 5,000-plus is expected is Ladies’ Day on Friday, August 23 when popular Abba tribute band Bjorn Again are booked to play after racing.
If you missed Madness at Ffos Las, don’t worry. They play at Chepstow Racecourse on Saturday evening. Gates open at 3pm and tickets are £40 in advance.
There are two meetings at Ffos Las this month. This Thursday the course is partnering with Wales Air Ambulance for a charity race night. There are seven jump races starting at 5.40pm with tickets £15 in advance and £20 on the night.
Burry Port, Mynydd Mawr & Llanelli Choir perform before racing.
A new book on the history of the course, Ffos Las, the Birth of a Racecourse, is also being launched this month. Author Jim Beavis will be signing copies this Thursday evening. The book is priced at £8.
On Thursday, June 20, Ffos Las celebrates its 10th anniversary. Tickets are £10 in advance. There is music from a Tom Jones tribute and the Valli Boys.
Pembrokeshire jump jockey Richard Patrick has won the Richard Davis Award. The award, named after the talented rider who died from injuries suffered in a fall at Southwell in 1996, goes to the most successful conditional jockey riding at Cheltenham, Chepstow, Hereford, Ludlow, Stratford, Towcester, Warwick and Worcester between May 2018 and April 2019.
Welsh trainer Christian Williams has been making great progress in recent months and on Sunday he was successful with Cottonvale at Fakenham. Christian will be in contention for the Trainer of the Year title at this year’s Welsh Horse Racing Awards taking place at Chepstow in November.