Famous Horse Races

Welsh National

Chepstow Racecourse
A Brief History Of Welsh National
The Welsh National is a Grade 3 National Hunt horse for five-year-old and above horses run over a distance of 3 miles 5½ furlongs (5,934 metres) at Chepstow Racecourse, Wales in late December.

It is a handicap chase and is often contested by horses which also run in the Grand National at Aintree. There are twenty-two fences to be jumped in the race.

The race was first run in 1895 at Ely Racecourse in Cardiff, where it remained until the closure of the course in 1939. The race moved to its present venue in 1949.
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Winner



Miko de Beauchene
Halcon Genelardais
L'Aventure
Silver Birch
Bindaree
Mini Sensation
Supreme Glory
Jocks Cross
Edmond
Kendal Cavalier
Earth Summit


Master Oats
Riverside Boy
Run for Free
Carvill's Hill
Cool Ground
Bonanza Boy
Bonanza Boy
Playschool
Stearsby
Run and Skip
Righthand Man
Burrough Hill Lad
Corbiere
Peaty Sandy
Narvik
Peter Scott


Rag Trade
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Jockey



Andrew Thornton
Wayne Hutchinson
Leighton Aspell
Ruby Walsh
Carl Llewellyn
Tony Dobbin
Leighton Aspell
Brian Crowley
Richard Johnson
Barry Fenton
Tom Jenks


Norman Williamson
Richard Dunwoody
Mark Perrett
Peter Scudamore
Luke Harvey
Peter Scudamore
Peter Scudamore
Paul Nicholls
Graham Bradley
Peter Scudamore
Graham Bradley
John Francome
Ben de Haan
Mr Geordie Dun
John Francome
Paul Barton


John Burke
Trainer



Robert Alner
Alan King
Paul Nicholls
Paul Nicholls
Nigel Twiston-Davies
Jonjo O'Neill
Pat Murphy
Venetia Williams
Henry Daly
Nigel Hawke
Nigel Twiston-Davies


Kim Bailey
Martin Pipe
Martin Pipe
Martin Pipe
Reg Akehurst
Martin Pipe
Martin Pipe
David Barons
Jenny Pitman
John Spearing
Monica Dickinson
Jenny Pitman
Jenny Pitman
Helen Hamilton
Neville Crump
David Gandolfo


Fred Rimell
Owner




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10-05
11-03
10-04
10-05
10-09
10-04
10-00
10-04
10-00
10-00
10-13


11-06
10-00
10-09
11-12
10-00
11-11
10-01
10-11
11-05
10-08
11-05
10-09
10-10
10-03
10-11
10-02


11-02