Ladbrokes to sponsor Welsh Champion Hurdle
Ffos Las Racecourse is delighted to announce Ladbrokes as the new sponsor for the Welsh Champion Hurdle, which takes place on Saturday 21 October 2017.
The race was revived by the West Wales racecourse in 2011, and was originally run in February before the move to October saw it won by Philip Hobb’s Garde La Victoire for the first time on its new date in 2016.
The 2017 renewal of the Ladbrokes Welsh Champion Hurdle will be worth £50,000, with the fixture worth a total of £120,000. Previous winners of Ffos Las’ feature race include popular hurdlers Oscar Whiskey, Saphir Du Rheu and Silsol.
The Class 2 Handicap Hurdle is open to horses aged three and up and is run over a distance of two miles. Along with the full seven race card from Ffos Las, the Welsh Champion Hurdle will be shown live on At The Races.
Director of Sales at Ffos Las, Sarah Jones commented, “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Ladbrokes as headline sponsor of the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las”
“We’ve been really pleased with the feedback that we’ve had over the last year since moving the race to October and we hope that with the good prize money and Ladbrokes’ backing the race will continue to build as an early highlight of the jumps season”
Nicola McGeady of sponsors Ladbrokes commented, “We are thrilled to be sponsoring Ffos Las’s most high-profile and popular meeting of the year, including the Ladbrokes Welsh Champion Hurdle.”
“Horse Racing is a big part of Ladbrokes' heritage and this sponsorship is further evidence of our ongoing commitment to the sport"
Tickets are available to Welsh Champion Hurdle day at Ffos Las from £20 online, with accompanied children under 18 going free. Hospitality packages start from £55 and Ffos Las Racecourse will welcome ABF The Soldiers Charity as the official charity partner of Ladbrokes Welsh Champion Hurdle day.
Gates will open at 12.05pm, with the first race at 2.05pm and the last at 5.30pm.
Racegoers will be able to enjoy live music, with the famous Wild Murphys helping to continue the party into the evening after racing.
For more information, or to purchase tickets see Welsh Champion Hurdle fixture information