More mu­sic acts head­ing to Ffos Las

Llanelli Star - - SPORT -

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.

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