IT has been another week to savour for Welsh jockeys and trainers.

On Friday, at Newton Abbot, amateur rider Ben Jones – son of Ffos Las trainee clerk of the course Dai Jones – rode Tim Vaughan’s Midnight Folie to a third consecutive success in eight days. This is a very rare feat in horse racing and the mare is now having a well deserved rest!

Wells De Lune gave Peter and James Bowen their first of two wins on Sunday’s card at Cartmel in the Lake District – the gelding won the £25,000 first prize for the feature race on the card. Later the same afternoon, the 20-1 chance Dr Robin sealed the double for the father-and-son duo.

Over at Uttoxeter on Sunday, Sean Bowen rode a double of his own – on-board Dr Richard Newland’s Chef de Troupe and McGroarty. Sean is ambassador to Ffos Las and can be regularly seen meeting and chatting to customers at the track.

Grace Harris, who is based in Shirenewton, took two horses over to The Curragh last week – the yard’s first visit to Ireland. Bungee Jump finished a creditable fifth of twelve in Friday’s Premier Handicap – less than a length off third place.

At Chepstow, planning continues for the summer ahead.

On Monday, 26th August, we have a newly-themed Bank Holiday Big Family Race Day. As well as seven horse races – you’ll be able to meet a giant Raptor and Triceratops – as well as two baby dinosaurs.

Continuing the dinosaur theme, there will be lots of other dinosaur activities taking place in our Jurassic Marquee – including giant dinosaur eggs, jungle plants, dinosaur bones, small eggs, hatching dinosaur eggs and Ranger Training.

We will have both a ‘Kids Village’ and a ‘Teen Village’ – with rides suitable for the whole family, including Bungee Trampolines, Mini Planes, Tea-Cups, Race-o-Rama, Monster Truck Ride, Speed Booster, Dodgems and Dance Zone.

Early bird adult tickets are £15 and children aged 17 and under go free. All the entertainment is also free once inside the course.

The next meeting is Ladies Evening with All Saints playing live on Friday, 12th July.

More information is available at