Chepstow racecourse is located in Chepstow, Monmouth shire, near the Wye valley on a 440 acre-piece of land. It is a thoroughbred track for racing, and its location in the countryside provides a friendly and charming atmosphere from where people can enjoy watching the horses race. The racecourse is owned and operated by the Arena Racing Company, and is used for flat and jump racing. The track is professionally designed, assuming an oval shape, with a left-handed course. It has a total of five fences for the horses to jump over during the jump race. It is in a strategic place, accessible by road and rail.
In 2017, there were a total of 32 fixtures in the Chepstow racecourse calendar. These included the Tote pool Jumps Season Opener, which took place on the 14th and 15th October. It featured the Grade Two Tote pool Persian Hurdle and Grade Three Tote pool Silver Trophy (also known as the handicap Hurdle).The Coral Welsh Grand National also took place, and was scheduled for the 27th of December. This meeting featured the Coral Future Champions, one of the most famous races in England. This year, Chepstow racecourse will host a series of fixtures, both jumps and flats. There will also be music nights in the summer, and family racedays. Bank Holiday Monday will take place in August, with free entry for kids.
Besides racing, the racecourse is also used for a wide range of events, both indoor and outdoor. For example, the racecourse is known to host weddings, concerts, conferences, private parties, and product launches. Silks Restaurant is located inside the racecourse, and offers a fabulous dining experience with a spectacular view of the race tracks. If you like privacy, you can opt for the private boxes and suites from where you can watch the races from. Special offers are also available, which include Party and Carvery packages, all hosted in good facilities.