Crowds set to return at Chepstow for Welsh Grand National day for the first time in THREE years | The Sun

CHEPSTOW are set to throw open their doors to punters on Welsh Grand National day – for the first time in THREE years.

The big race was held behind closed doors in 2020 at the height of the pandemic.

And last winter, with the Omicron variant spreading around the country, all sporting fixtures in Wales were held in front of empty stadiums.

That included the Welsh Grand National, which is traditionally staged on December 27.

The move by the Welsh government was described as "damaging" by Chepstow chiefs at the time.

However, the course are expecting to bounce back with a huge crowd this year.


William Hill: Bet £10 Get £30 in free bets CLAIM HERE

Betfair: Bet £10 Get £30CLAIM HERE

Paddy Power: Bet £20 and get it back as cash if it losesCLAIM HERE

Sky Bet: Bet £10 on Racing and get £30 in free betsCLAIM HERE

Ladbrokes: Bet £5 Get £20CLAIM HERE

Coral: Bet £5 Get £20CLAIM HERE

William Hill: 18+. Play Safe. From 00:01 on 13.04.2022. £30 bonus. New customers only. Minimum £10 stake on odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater on sportsbook. Further terms apply.

Betfair – Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly 18+

Paddy Power: New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any market at odds of min 2.0 (EVS) and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+

Sky Bet: New customers only. First single & e/w bet only odds of 1/1 or greater. 3 x £10 bet tokens. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Free bets only redeemable on horse racing. Free bets are non withdrawable. No free bet expiry. Eligibility restrictions and further t&cs apply.

Ladbrokes: 18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £/€5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 4x £/€5 free bets. Free bets available to use on selected sportsbook markets only. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions + T&Cs apply.

Coral: Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cash-out, restrictions & T&Cs apply. 18+ T&Cs Apply.

Not only will they be treated to high-class racing on the track, headlined by the £150,000 Coral-sponsored Welsh National.

But the track have also booked a Welsh choir and Tom Jones tribute act.

Track chief Phil Bell told the Racing Post: "The advance bookings are strong and hospitality is sold out – we could have done a few more if we had the capacity.

"The weather doesn't look like it's going to be an issue for the race and it looks relatively dry on Sunday and Monday, which could encourage people to come.

Most read in Horse Racing


This 7-1 shot screaming to be backed back over hurdles


My 7-2 NAP has everything in favour on Thursday


Jockey Roisin Leech taken for brain scan after horror Ludlow fall


This 12-1 shot at Wolverhampton drops in class on first start for new stable

"I suspect the walk-up and last-minute take-up of tickets will be strong, looking at historical trends, while Tuesday is a bank holiday as well, which isn't always the case on December 27."

"It should be a great occasion and the Welsh National produces good stories; think of the Dream Alliance film or Synchronised and Native River going on to win Gold Cups."


Commercial content notice: Taking one of the bookmaker offers featured in this article may result in a payment to The Sun. 18+. T&Cs apply.

Remember to gamble responsibly

A responsible gambler is someone who:

  • Establishes time and monetary limits before playing
  • Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
  • Never chases their losses
  • Doesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry or depressed
  • Gamcare –
  • Gamble Aware –

Source: Read Full Article