CHEPSTOW Racecourse is taking part in a campaign to get more people interested in horse-racing after the sport was put in the spotlight at the weekend.

Millions of viewers tuned in to see Camelot win the Investec Derby, which kick-started the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The monarch, who was at Epsom, is deeply involved in the 'Sport of Kings' and members of the public visiting Gwent's only racecourse had the chance to see a special exhibition about this.

The new campaign 'Let's Get Britain Racing,' is mainly designed to encourage people who have never been racing to try it for the first time.

Seventeen racecourses across the UK, including another Welsh venue Ffos Las, invite people to come racing for £10 between June and August.

Rebecca Joy, Chepstow Racecourse general manager, said a day at the races is a good time to spend quality time with friends, family or colleagues.

"With horseracing being one of the Queen's favourite pastimes, her Diamond Jubilee year is the perfect time to launch this campaign to Get Britain Racing," she said.

Chepstow's next meeting is on June 15 and full fixtures can be found at

For more information about booking the special tickets, visit