Chepstow Racecourse hosts thoroughbred horse racing and has been home to the Welsh Grand National since 1949, one of the richest races in Wales.
If you can’t be there, you can watch Chepstow races on a live stream, subscription-free. Read below to find out how to see this video stream.
Chepstow Upcoming Live Streamed Races
Chepstow Races Course Layouts
The main course at Chepstow is a 2-mile long, left-handed oval-shaped track with minor undulations. The racecourse is used for both flat and national hunt races and hosted a whopping 32 fixtures in 2017 alone.
With a 5-furlong finishing straight, there are 5 fences to be jumped on the jump racing course, while the complete circuit features 11 fences. All one-mile flat races are run on the straight course on the flat track.
Particularly in winter, most horses can get tired due to the downhill run and undulations, and therefore, make mistakes at the last hurdle. However, the front runners with athletic builds and no prior problems do generally well.
The horse racing sport is not new to Wales and race meetings have been taking place at several locations before the establishment of a proper racecourse. St Arvans, which is in proximity to the current position of Chepstow, hosted a number of meetings between the years 1892 and 1914.
A group of businessmen and racing enthusiasts from South Wales formed an organisation to purchase the Piercefield House with the intention of laying out a permanent course for horse racing.
The new racecourse was unveiled in August 1926 and the first race to be carried out on the track came to be called the “Welsh Goodwood”, due to its success.
Immediately after the meeting, the racecourse faced a severe lack of funds and almost came to closing down, when the loan was sanctioned by the directors of a large bank.
The first national hunt race was organised on the course in 1927 and since then the Chepstow racecourse has been extensively used for both the flat and jump racing.
The racecourse is located on the north of Chepstow, between Bristol and Cardiff, near the England border in Monmouthshire, Wales. The proximity to a number of highways, such as M4, M5, and M48 make it among one of the most accessible racecourses for equestrians in the UK.
The Chepstow racecourse is one of the three in Wales, the other two being the Ffos Las Racecourse and the Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse. It is famous for its friendly atmosphere and charming vibe along with a breath-taking countryside view of the town of Chepstow and the scenic Wye Walley with its 440 acres of lush green fields.
Watching Chepstow Races
The grandstand at Chepstow Racecourse features two enclosures, namely the Premier Enclosure and the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure. Most racing fixtures at Chepstow make use of a one-enclosure setting, with a mixture of a smart and casual dress code and a number of dining and refreshment options with spectacular views of the course.
Guests are welcome to visit the Parade Ring to get close to their favourite horses and meet their owners and trainers.
The Premier Enclosure is made available during a few major events and guests with the premier badge will have unpatrolled views of the course and the racing action.
This enclosure also offers remarkable dining options and bars along with access to all the facilities available at the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure.
A standard dress code needs to be followed here and fancy attire, such as ripped jeans and casual shorts are not allowed at all.
The Chepstow Racecourse is operated by Arena Racing Company, a private sporting firm in the UK that operates 15 other racecourses in addition to Chepstow. The firm accounts for 39% of all English horse racing fixtures.
Race meetings at Chepstow take place around the year since the flat races are organised in summer months while the jump races are carried out in the winter.
Chepstow Streaming Calendar Highlights
One of the more prestigious horse races in the United Kingdom, the £150,000 Welsh Grand National originated at Chepstow.
The racecourse hosted a number of prominent jump races in 2017, including the two-day Totepool Jump Season Opener with a prize-money of 300,000 Pounds and Grade Three Tote Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle worth 50,000 Pounds.
Here are some of Chepstow’s better-known races:
|October||October Jumps Season Opener Meeting||Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle|
|October||October Jumps Season Opener Meeting||Low Cost Vans Novices' Chase|
|October||October Meeting||Persian War Novices' Hurdle|
|December||Welsh Grand National Meeting||Welsh Grand National|
|December||Welsh Grand National Meeting||Finale Juvenile Hurdle|
Plenty of parking space is available at Chepstow and guests are not charged anything.
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To get a preview of what to expect from live streaming from Chepstow races, watch the dramatic win by Allmankind in the 2019 Finale Juvenile Hurdle at the annual Welsh Grand National Meeting held in December.
Chepstow Races Live Stream Frequently Asked Questions
🎥 Do I need to pay a subscription for the Live Stream?
No, there is no subscription charge. You’ll need to register on the site first, which only takes a minute.
🏇 Are there other races available, too?
Yes, there are many other races that you can watch – just take a look at the schedule.
⌚ When will the race coverage start?
The race coverage begins approximately two to three minutes before the race is scheduled.