Harness Racing has a long established tradition in mid-Wales. The county of Ceredigion plays hosts to the richest and most prestigious harness race meetings in the UK. During the summer months hundreds of horses and thousands of spectators from Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales make their way to some of most beautifully situated race tracks in the UK. The tracks are all half-mile grass tracks, ensuring that as a spectator you are never far from the action.
Witnessing these magnificent racehorses at close proximity, with about 10-12 races on the card, there is plenty of entertainment for the whole day. A fun day out for everybody, don’t be left out, do something different and enjoy the finest performances any race-goer would wish to see!
The season kicks off with the Spring Meeting in Tregaron. There will have been plenty of racing throughout the country in May and June and by July expect to see over 300 horses and their connections descend on the seaside town of Aberystywth for Ceredigion Trotting Club’s ‘Weekend of harness racing not to be missed!’
By the first week of August we return again to Aberystwyth for the Tan Y Castell meeting. A smaller more relaxed meeting but no less competitive. As the August bank holiday weekend approaches, then all roads lead to Tregaron for the 3 day August Festival of Harness Racing. The 3 days are action packed with feature races on each day.
After the hustle and bustle of August, the first Saturday in September is an opportunity to enjoy a day out in the Aeron Valley at Lampeter Races at Talsarn – a new successful meeting, which hosts competitive racing once again in a beautiful setting.
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