Ffos Las Racecourse

This stunning racecourse, located in Wales was originally built on an old coal mine when it became disused. The racecourse, built-in 2009 was the first brand new course built in the country in over 80 years. This is a flat racecourse which spans around 12 furlongs.
The racecourse offers many facilities aside from just the race track itself, including betting shops, bars, a hotel, places to eat and am impressive grandstand. With the racecourse being one that is so new, there are still plans for further development and extensions to this day with much more in the way of hospitality and facilities being thought out.
The Ffos Las Racecourse has, as would be expected, been a welcome addition to the local community creating jobs and tourism within the area. Locals now have the opportunity to use the venue for more than just horse racing for things such as weddings and corporate events. The Ffos Las Racecourse holds a huge variety of events such as family fun days, concerts and festivals all of which have been well received by locals and visitors alike.

Where can I find the Ffos Las Racecourse?

Located with the beautiful backdrop of the Camarthenshire countryside, Ffos Las is one of three racecourses which can be found in Wales. If visitors are driving to the course, the postcode SA17 4DE can be entered into a sat-nav system in order to achieve the most accurate route.
However, for those who are not using a form of technology to assist them on their journey, drivers should follow the A484 where they will find the racecourse situated between the towns of Carmarthen and Llanelli.
If you have arrived by train to Llanelli train station, the racecourse offers a bus service which runs directly from the station to the course and is subsidized by a £1 fee. This service can become very busy on race days and is offered on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. There is also the option to use Kidwelly train station which is located just four miles from the racecourse.
There are also public bus services running to the racecourse from various locations and nearby towns such as Carway and Llanelli. The most efficient bus route to take is 197.
Finally, for those traveling by air, the nearest airport can be found three miles from the course at Pembrey, Here, travelers can find various services including helicopters and private flights.

What is the highest attendance at Ffos Las Racecourse?

Whilst there are plans to further develop the site to maintain a capacity of 20,000, there has been an astonishing amount of visitors to the Ffos Las racecourse over the years. However, most notably on the first official race at Ffos Las, tickets sold out to a crowd of 10,000 people, in June of 2009. Two months down the line in August of the same year, 12,000 guests arrived at the racecourse to witness the official opening ceremony.

How do I bet on a horse at Ffos Las Racecourse?

With an array of on-site betting shops, it is easy to place a bet on the day of the race once you arrive at Ffos Las. The friendly staff here will explain everything to you and answer any questions you may have prior to placing a bet. There is also the option to read through the race day program which will offer all the information you will need to place a good bet.
However, some people may prefer to place their bets online and this can be done quickly and easily by using an independent website such as www.myracing.com which can offer prospective betters a good idea of the odds as well as all the relevant information about each race and the end results. As with many websites such as this one, users can gain access to free bets or credit for certain venues when they use the links to sign up to a bookmakers’ website.
Placing your bets online could not be simpler, by logging on to your preferred bookmakers’ website and following the simple instruction, you can place your bets and have any winnings moved into your account without any hassle.

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