Ffos Las has brought back top class racing back to West Wales for the first time since 1937. You can find it in the heart of Carmarthenshire between the towns Llanelli and Carmarthen, only 15 minutes from junction 48 M4, and only an hours drive from the Irish Ferry terminals of Pembroke Dock and Fishguard.Ffos Las Racecourse is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Trimsaran Edition.
The setting is magnificent. It is surrounded by rolling hills and countryside and has a view down the Gwendraeth Valley to Carmarthen Bay. It is almost impossible to believe that it is the former site of the largest open cast coalmine in Europe.
This ambitious project was created by South Wales civil engineering company The Walters Group, and the driving force behind it was the company chairman and racehorse owner Mr David Walters.
The track provides a racing surface to rival any course in the world. It is 60m wide, has the benefit of miles of drainage and has been created level to provide a superb track to race on and a great viewing track for the racegoer.
Since the opening meeting on Thursday June 18th 2009 Ffos Las has staged both National Hunt and Flat fixtures. It has excellent facilities and infrastructure for the racegoer, including ample free parking, a large stand housing plenty of bars and betting outlets. Above all it offers a great view of high quality racing in picturesque surroundings.
The racing programme is of a very high quality, and with Wales’ Horse Trainers currently flying high, and Irish Trainers keen to visit the track those who attend are guaranteed a feast of good racing.
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Ffos Las Racecourse Reviews
What a beautiful venue in a stunning location. Lots of race days to choose from but we went to the charity day for NSPCC with AP McCoy making an appearance for a Q&A open to the floor. Well kept groun... more »
our tables were great and staff were very attentive, However the food was poor, sort of set menu with poor choice. Soup was tasteless, main was bland and pudding was burnt but covered in sauce. No fre... more »
We went to Ladies Day at Ffos Las on the 25th of August 2017 for a friend's 50th birthday. We paid for a package which was entry to grandstand and 3 drinks vouchers. The weather was very nice and it w... more »
Great little racecourse which is attracting some competitive racing. Bigger and better fixtures would further improve it. In a very open and windy spot so wrap up warm when visiting during the colder months.
Nice place, carvery wasn't anything special but was edible and dessers we're disappointing (trifle in a shot glass). Staff very friendly and helpful and facilities clean.
I'd like to see more interesting events put on here. Surely with all that land, you could put on something besides just horse races. Monster trucks? Not possible, I know but it'd be cool. Something differant.
Christmas Party race day at Bridles Restaurant was a wonderful experience. Staff were brilliant and the food was excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable day!
Enjoyable day out. The horses are pretty cool.
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