THIS Thursday we celebrate Ffos Las Racecourse's tenth anniversary.

The Carmarthenshire Racecourse has become my second home over the last couple of years, and it is great to have been involved in its development.

On the recent May Bank Holiday Saturday meeting we saw Madness play live after racing to a huge crowd of almost 8,000 people, and the course is now firmly established alongside the country’s other 59 tracks.

Ffos Las provided Wales with a third racecourse (joining Chepstow and Bangor-on-Dee). The brainchild of Welsh businessman Dai Walters, Ffos Las was built on the site of an open cast mine. It has three courses, two for jump racing and one for flat racing. Its long galloping back and home straights have been well received by trainers and jockeys.

It is definitely a popular course within the horse racing fraternity, particularly with Welsh trainers like Evan Williams, Tim Vaughan, Christian Williams, Peter Bowen and Rebecca Curtis, for whom it has provided a quality track right on their doorstep.

West Wales is a popular summer holiday destination and we're hoping to attract plenty of holiday makers to Ffos Las' summer meetings, including our Ladies Day on 23rd August when we've booked arguably the best Abba tribute Bjorn Again to play after racing.

We're celebrating this Thursday’s 10th anniversary meeting with seven races, plus live music from the Valli Boys, a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons act, and a Tom Jones tribute. For those readers interested to know more about Ffos Las, a new book has just been published about the history of the course. It is £8 and is available from the racecourse office.

It's Royal Ascot week, the biggest week in the flat racing calendar, and all the action will be shown on ITV Racing every day. Thursday is Ladies Day and the annual Chepstow Plant International-organised Royal Ascot Ladies Day Lunch will take place in Chepstow Racecourse's View Restaurant. This event is the brainchild of the Hayward Family of Chepstow Plant International, and over recent years has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital. More than 350 guests will dress to impress and will enjoy a fundraising lunch and live TV coverage from Royal Ascot.

We hold our own Ladies Evening at Chepstow Racecourse on Friday, 12th July, when we host 90s chart toppers All Saints who will be playing live after racing. The band had a number of hits including Never Ever, which is the second biggest girl group single of all time after the Spice Girls' 'Wannabe'. Their other number 1 hits were Under The Bridge/Lady Marmalade, Bootie Call, Pure Shores and Black Coffee.

With the current nostalgia for the band's contemporaries, like the Spice Girls and Take That, it promises to be a great night! Admission starts from £22.