CHEPSTOW-based trainer Ron Harris celebrated success in Bath last week when Broadhaven Dream won for the second time in just his seventh race.

Broadhaven Dream, who looks an exciting horse for the future, finished the five furlong handicap three quarters of a length in front of stablemate Thegreyvtrain.

Another local trainer who has been in the winner’s enclosure recently is David Evans, who has been having a good run of things, operating at a 45 per cent strike rate throughout the summer. His Scofflaw won at Chester on Sunday for jockey Harry Bentley. Scofflaw was completing a hat-trick of wins this season.

Over the jumps, Welsh National-winning jockey James Bowen has been having a good spell. On Sunday he rode a winner by the name of Get An Oscar for his father Peter at Market Rasen, who won for the first time since 2018.

There is now a 10-day break from National Hunt racing, but it will resume on the 14th August when attention will start to turn to the start of the jumps season, which kicks off in Chepstow on Friday, 11th October.

On Monday, 26th August it is Chepstow’s Big Family Raceday. This year is going to be bigger and better than ever with plenty of entertainment on site to suit the whole family.

The two main attractions on the day will be the dinosaur displays and the biggest funfair Chepstow racecourse has ever seen. The dinosaurs will be roaming on the back lawn where children will have the opportunity to meet them.

There will also be lots of other dinosaur activities in our Jurassic Marquee, such as giant dinosaur eggs, bones and ranger training. For the first time ever at Chepstow Racecourse we are having a dinosaur race where a triceratops, t-rex and giant raptor will jump out of the flat stalls and race each other, it is an attraction not to be missed.

There will be more funfair rides than ever before, creating both a ‘Kids Village’ and ‘Teen Village’, so there definitely will be something for the entire family, including bungee trampolines, monster truck ride, speed booster, tea cups and much more.

We have other entertainment on site such as bouncy castles and face painters.

For more information and to keep up to date with this event you can visit our website, social media sites or ring the office on 01291 622260.

The next race meeting at Chepstow is our final evening meeting of the summer, on Thursday, August 15th. Prior to that, Saturday sees the track hosting the Chepstow Agricultural Show, the annual celebration of the best of the local rural community’s trades, talents and tastes.