The New Ffos Las Racecourse Nearing Completion
The excitement in the Llanelli region is slowly building, as the completion date for the Ffos Las Racecourse draws nearer. Not only will the racecourse be located in one of the most breathtaking areas of the United Kingdom but it is a landmark development, taking into account that the last National Hunt Racecourse constructed in the United Kingdom, was eighty years ago. There are high expectations for the success of Ffos Las Racecourse, as it is believed that it will not only attract contenders from the west of Wales, but open up the doorway to increased numbers of competitors from Ireland.
Construction on the multi million pounds Ffos Las Racecourse has continued feverishly throughout the year and is nearing the end of the first phase. The six hundred acre opencast mine has been transformed into a breathtaking racecourse that is an oval one-mile, four furlong track, in line with Jockey Club specifications, and can accommodate both flat horse racing and National Hunt racing. An impressive grandstand which is ready to welcome spectators looms over the track and is complete with administrative buildings, technical buildings, accommodation, bar, exquisite catering facilities and ample stabling.
The second phase of the racecourse does not only have horse racing in mind, but will hopefully attract various kinds of horse riding disciplines. Ffos Las Racecourse wants to include an indoor and outdoor equestrian centre, which is anticipated to become a training base for the London 2012 Olympic contenders. Plans also include an equine pool for training and rehabilitation, paddock and gallops. A cross country course, point-to-point, horse jumping courses, eventing courses and dressage arenas are on the list of future plans at the racecourse, as they want to welcome owners and riders of all competitive horse divisions to the racecourse.
Organizers and chiefs of the Ffos Las Racecourse look forward to being a part of the 2009 fixture allocation, which is headed by the British Horseracing Board, as they have big plans in regard to racing festivals and live horse racing events. The new racecourse will bring live racing to Carmarthenshire and surrounding areas and create new jobs for many. Spectators and the horse racing community cannot wait to attend their first racing event, set to take place in 2009, in the breathtaking venue surrounded by the Gwendraeth Valley and Carmarthen Bay..