News & Information

MARCH, 2012

* Horses eligible for the 2012 Little Welsh Dragon & 2012 Little Welsh Dragoness,  horses nominated for the 2013 Little Welsh Dragon & 2013 Little Welsh Dragoness and horses nominated for the 2014 Little Welsh Dragon & 2014 Little Welsh Dragoness are now on line.

* Don’t forget the CEREDROTIAN website will be launched on Wednesday 28th March.


*   TREGARON TROTTING CLUB have announced a change of dates for the August Festival of Harness Racing,  Having heard comments and suggestions from horse owners/trainers and followers of Harness racing, TTC have announced that the August Festival will now take place on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th of August.  It is hoped that competitors and racegoers will find the move to Sunday more convenient and we look forward to welcoming you all to the Festival

*   WELSH DRAGON NONMINATIONS & PAYMENTS due by 1st MARCH.  Foals born in 2011 – nomination fee £15 per foal.  Two year olds – sustaining fee £50; Three year olds – sustaining fee £50.  If you wish to supplement an horse, Two year olds may be supplemented at £250 or Three year olds for £500.  Click for full details or contact Gwenan Thomas 01570 480 636 or e mail

*   Details of the Tregaron Spring Meeting now available on line - Click for race schedule and full details including list of horses eligible to enter 4yo SENIOR WELSH DRAGON.  PLEASE note entries close 29th April and should be sent to Gareth Evans, Hen Stabl, Ffair Rhos, Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion SY25 6EL.  Contact details 01974 831001 / 07811032323 or e mail

*   It has been announced that S4C’s RASUS program will once again be providing extensive LIVE COVERAGE on Saturday and Sunday from this year’s August Festival.  

*   You can now follow Tregaron Trotting on FACEBOOK


*   Tregaron Trotting Club would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and we look forward to welcoming you to Tregaron Races once again in 2012.

*   Don’t forget Tregaron Trotting Club Annual Dinner – 28th Jan at the Talbot Hotel, Tregaron … the guest speaker will be The S4C Welsh Cup Hero Mr Tudor Jones, Llandovery.  Tickets available from Raymond Jenkins  01974 272262.

*   CEREDROTIAN have successfully secured funding to promote Harness Racing in Ceredigion, part of the funding will go towards developing the new CEREDROTIAN website and will also include a regular e-newsletter.  It is hoped that the new website will be launched in early spring, however in the meantime if you would like to receive the e-newsletter please send us your name and email address to Ceredrotian Newsletter


*   It is with sadness that we report the passing of Mr Ieuan Davies, Aberdwr, Tregaron.  Ieuan was very much part of the harness racing scene in Tregaron, he was involved in every aspect of the sport and was an unique horseman.  A past president of Tregaron Trotting Club, he will be sadly missed.  Our sincere condolences to Peter and his family.


*   Just to remind you all that videos of Thursday & Saturday’s racing is available from Keith Thomas and winning photographs available form Mark Pickthall 01974 821375

AUGUST, 2011

*        Camden Daniel cruises to victory in the 2011 2yo Junior Welsh Dragon, Full result and view the race on Trot-TV.

*      Due to the cancellation of racing on Saturday, the final of the 2yo Junior Welsh Dragon (Colts/Geldings) will now be run at Tir Prince on Wed 31 August

*      SATURDAY: Due to further heavy rain overnight and a track inspection early this morning, Tregaron Trotting Club are sorry to announce that today’s racing will be cancelled and sincerely apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

*        FRIDAY:  Maitha Buachaill braves the elements to win the Strata Florida.  Rhyds Topaz proves to be the toughest of fillies to win the Dragoness and Littlemill Rogue finally gets a well deserved big win in the Dragon. Conditions were difficult to say the least, but the show went on … full results
*        THURSDAY: It’s Jonathan Dunne’s day – Doonbeg wins Electric Mile and Miraculous Return wins The Cors Caron Cup Final.  Laneside Lexus and Ringo Star win the Stayers races .  Whilst Red Treasure wins the 2yo Junior Welsh Dragoness.  Click for Full results


*      Startsheet now on line THURSDAY;  FRIDAY  and SATURDAY.  Any changes will be updated as soon as they are available

*        Don’t forget you can still get Discounted 3 Day Tickets (£30) and PASSES for the hospitality marquee (£10 per day) see below for contact details
*        HOSPITALITY ENCLOSURE  - Enjoy the best of facilities without missing any of the action.  The Hospitality Enclosure is situated trackside and has amble seating, bar and restaurant.  DAILY PASS £10 – available at the Secretary’s Caravan                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Or why not become a TREGARON RACEDAY MEMBER for £70 (£60 for BHRC or CLWB CARDIGAN BAY MEMBERS) includes 4 days Racetrack Admission and 3 day Pass for Hospitality Enclosure.  Contact Huw 07985558653 or David John 0783356491
*        TREGARON 2011 August 25th, 26th and 27th  RACING REVIEW
The Festival of Harness Racing Tregaron 2011 is now upon us.  It wont be long now until you are welcomed to three days of racing, 41 races and over 300 horses. An ideal opportunity to meet with old friends and make some new ones; to see the old favourites and spot some new ones (we are talking horses now!).  If you’re the oldest trotter in town or the newby to the sport, you will enjoy Tregaron.  For ever looking to improve and look for even greater value for money, on the Friday 26th and Saturday 27th the Festival will include The Cambrian Mountains Produce Village A new feature at this year’s festival and will include a range of food, drink and craft producers from throughout Ceredigion and the Cambrian Mountains region of Mid-Wales.  Tregaron has something for everybody – a wonderful social occasion and the cream of British Harness Racing all presented to you in the most beautiful of settings in the heart of Welsh Wales. 
Thursday starts with 3 heats of the Cors Caron Cup (Grade 3 & 4), horses that will attract attention are Lyons Carrie (Portmanock winner) but faces Ceredigion favourite Billy Borders in the heat. Blue Bop a Loola and Rhyds Artist both won at Boughrood and will have to be at their best to fight off a challenge from Grinin CT.  Justa Jiffy has been consistanly placed this year, Vyrnwy Shark has had 3 wins and both should feature in Ht 2 along with Teddy Get Ready, if the going is good.  The Cors Caron Cup Final winner is likely to come from Ht3. 
A large entry from the 1 ½ mile Stayers Championship has resulted in 2 races.  In Div 1 the  11/2 will be a big test for several of these.  Div 1 sees Tregaron May meeting winner IB Gucci.  But the pick of the punch is Brywins Speedy (2nd in Musselburgh heat and winner low grade final at Appleby) with A Belles Thomas tagged as a dark horse. The 2nd Division has some serious campaigners – both the mares Jill and Jones and Laneside Lexus won the 2 divisions of the Stayers last year, either could do it again this year Lexus is the probable candidate to retain the tile, but Pans Landing (prev Musselbrugh winner) will be looking to get in on the action.
A healthy entry for the 2yo Junior Welsh Dragon will result in 2 heats with the final on Saturday.  Youngsters who have caught the eye are Camden Daniel and Hasty Hall’s little brother Long Slow Kisses but the Breeders Crown winner Cloud Burst will take some beating.  A smaller but equally talented field for the Fillies title - Ayr Pandemic winner Ceredigion 2yo & Sire Stakes, Breeders Crown winner Red Treasure (and could cause an upset) and York Futurity winner Meadowbranch Titan.
The 2yos are our future but now here come the giants of the sport for Tregaron’s Electric Mile – these horses need no introduction. The draw will be crucial Crown Manhattan Vs Doonbeg, yes, but don’t forget the recent Crock of Gold heat winner Mattador Hall and nobody would have a bigger fan club and more support than Tregaron’s favourite son Scoot Around.  
The day starts with some of the lower grades, keep an eye out for Afan Sir Ivor, Takeme2theriver, Camden Casanova and later on Brywins Jasper. 
On to the Little Welsh Dragon, 13 colts results in 2 heats, the serious contenders are Frisco Havago (winner JWD 2010. Breeders Crown and Sire Stakes), Meadowbranch DJ (Derby winner and York 3yo) Infinatey (Appleby & Ceredigion 3yo winner) and Littlemill Rogue (runner up in so many times, will not go down without a fight).  For the Dragoness, with ten fillies entered this has become a straight race.  The standout filly has to be Rhyds Topaz, undoubtedly she is the one to beat.  Who has the ability to challenge her? Ladyford Ideal, Jambo Cam, and Brywins Joleen, but they’ll need a good draw and some racing luck. 
Six heats of the Strata Florida and some tough heats.  Joseph Caffrey will be fancying his chances in ht 1 with either Camunition or Dragomatic with Dilemma somewhere in the frame.  Likewise Gareth Price will have to chose one of his horses, Clint or Hilltop West Art are both capable of winning the final, unfortunate to fall into the same heat.  Ht 3 ill be hotly contested Brywins Magicpotion (winner Ceredigion final Fri), IB Gucci (winner Tregaron Spring H’cap), local horse Ffynnon will be fancied and is due a big win and Boat Toy is never far from the business end of the action. Heat 4 and this time it’s Richard Haythornthwaite that has the dilemma, Sierra Romeo or Rebus, again both will be fancied, and if you’re looking for somebody to join them, try Boston Accent and probably a place for Mahogany Dream.  Heat 5 has last year’s Cors Caron winner Ceiron Eagle, 3rd in Musselburgh and is likely to fight it out with Temple Bar, expect to see Meadowbranch Nadia come with a late run.  The final heat could keep the locals happy, Oddsonbeth will surely feature and show her ability in holding off Talavary Cherokee.  As for the final Richard Haythornthwaite or Gareth Price …. Not sure which horse!
The big day and straight into the Welsh Classic Heats.  Home Habana will take on Lyons Eryl Hall.  Eryl Hall will want to lead and Habana will want to come late – could be all on the line.  Heat 2 features the ante-post favourite and Musselburgh Hurricane winner Rhyds Hasty Affair and has been gifted a gate start, leaving American Gigolo, Monkey Harris and Meadowbranch Demon to have it all to do as she’ll take some catching. In Heat 3 Lyons Stallone will relish getting to the front early, runs his best races from the front but will have to keep the pace up if he is to hold off Scottish super star Astounding (runner up Musselburgh) and Irish raiders Pans Landing and The Fireball.   The 4th heat is a bit of an open affair, Wexford Beach and Jill and Jones have a great opportunity to make the final but on recent form Cutchall Hanover produced a fine run to finish 2nd Muss heat and could go one better here.  On to the top heat.  It is rumoured that Scoot Around will retire at Tregaron, and this could be his last race.  Win or loose he has served Harness Racing well, a true ambassador for the support. British Bred (well obviously to be more accurate - Welsh Bred, but of course to be absolutely accurate Tregaron Bred) and probably has more sub 2 min miles that any other horse in British History.  It’s been a pleasure to watch him grace our tracks for so long at the very highest level.  British Records, Crocks of Gold, Free For Alls – been there, done that, got the Rugs.  We wish him a long and happy retirement.  So who will his rivals be in this, possibly his last race - last years favourite Stoneriggs Mystery, will undoubtedly take advantage of his gate start and will need to do all to keep Mattador Hall, Lexus, Crown Manhattan and of course Scoot Around battling for 2nd position. The final places of the Welsh Classic final will be determined in Heat 6, recent winner Talavary Activator ran a blinder to win Boughrood final, but this will be tougher.  Havenaparty (Musselburgh ht winner), will be a major contender but watch out for local hero’s Grannell Shane (Welsh Cup winner) and Brywins Thatslife (Tanycastell Final winner).
Lower Grade races can be as tough as any, watch out for Wesley Jones and Jameirah; Meadowbranch Romeo, Red Light District; Mahogany Breeze and High Heel Rock.  The Trot has 10 runners and the prize surely goes to the commentator for pronouncing their names (… good luck boys!), Sir Groenhof won by a distance in Musselburgh but Jungle Drums say it’s very open.  Could Yleen Zes HB come trotting up to the winner’s enclosure or Roosevelt winners Quemener Kervilou and Tomahwak do it?. 
Plenty of local interest in the Clwb Cardigan Bay Members Race, on form mare Mahogany Dream could feature with Grannell Shane, and what a delight it would be to see Annwen Evans and Real Deal winning on her Tregaron debut. 
By now we will have had 40 races (and possibly some rain L), there will have been huge celebrations and the usual hard luck stories and now the finale.  The 41st race and The Oriel Welsh Classic and it will undoubtedly be a classic.  Statistics say that it is likely to be a 4,5 or 6year old, British Bred, Welsh owned, trailing 10 or 20yds and by a sire that has never won before. Go through them, there are a few that this criteria but for what it’s worth my search stopped with Rhyds Hasty Affair, she fits the bill… but … only 3 mares have ever won the Welsh Classic and NEVER has a mother and daughter won it … on the other hand Mick Lord has driven the most Welsh Classic Winners and Sheelagh Lord has trained the most Classic Winners….
Time will tell and it won’t be long till the Welsh Classic Anthem, The Chariots of Fire escorts the finalists onto the track and sets the scene for the drama to unfold for us all to witness the final Final and salute the winner of THE WELSH CLASSIC 2011. 
Tregaron is THE Festival of Harness Racing, so make sure you are there.  You can still get discounted 3-day tickets and passes for the trackside hospitality marquee (further information or tickets/passes from 3 day passes available.  Contact Huw Evans 01974 298265 or David John Edwards 07833564941.  Be part of the action, come and enjoy the excitement and the unique atmosphere that is Tregaron.  And when it’s all over you can say ‘I was there!’  Hope to see you all at Tregaron. But remember if you can’t be there, catch up with all the action with the extensive live television coverage on RASUS S4C on Friday and Saturday.

JULY, 2011

* Full racing schedule of the TREGARON AUGUST FESTIVAL now available on line

* Click on link for horses nominated and eligible for the 3yo Little Welsh Dragon / 3yo Little Welsh Dragoness and 2yo Junior Welsh Dragon / 2yo Junior Welsh Dragoness available shortly

* 3 day passes available.  Contact Huw Evans 01974 298265 or David John Edwards 07833564941 or email

MAY, 2011

* The Spring Meeting and the season’s opening meeting got off to a good start with some very competitive racing.  Meadowbranch DJ despite several breaks narrowly got the opener from Vyrnwy Shark.  John Richardson also made it to the winning enclosure with Talavary Cherokee in the first heat of the Spring h’cap.  With a hard drive down the home straight he just managed to hold off IB Gucci, in a respectful time of 2.8.1.  In the second heat, Real Deal got to front as they turned for home,  but Another Toto, Wine Taster and Duggans Cherished all finished stronger to (in that order) to take the ribbons.  First four from each heat qualified for the final. 

It was that man Richardson again for the 4th race, with the very impressive 4yo Artsplace filly, Meadowbranch Paige, who just held off American Gigolo – leaving the remainder of the field some distance behind.  In the next race Local trainer/driver Mike Evans made his move at the half with another talented filly, Oddsonbeth and just managed to hold off the fast finishing grey American Gangster. Mike Evans secured back to back wins with another local horse, Ffairrhoshillbilly capitalized on a chaotic first bend and got away to open up a very lengthy advantage and just held on by a neck from Western Dreamer.  The first of the  RED MILLS national series was a competitive race and it was Meet the Boys and Ayr Hero who secured their invitation to the series final to be held at Ceredigion in July.

The Senior Welsh Dragon saw the return of some of last season’s stars.  On paper a dual between megastar, Rhyds Five Star and Musselburgh champion Pans Landing, but could the local horse Fool Around get himself an invite to their party?  Stable mates Home Habana and Foolaround battle for positions through the first bend, but it was Mick Lord and Five Star who led down the back straight, Rhys Evans and Fool around was quick to slot it behind Five Star with Pans Landing parked.  From here Lord dictated the race, at the ¾ when Pans Landing failed to challenge and Foolaround had nowhere to go.  Rhyds Five Star was a comfortable winner and achieves the Treble of Dragons.  The Senior Welsh Dragon is one of the major races for 4yos in the UK, and it is worth noting that 5 of the 8 runners are owned and trained in the locality.  

The FFA is always exciting, but the drama was not quite what was expected.  Jill and Jones led out, but Doonbeg and PanLubber went into a break on the first bend, Doonbeg soon recovered but Pan Lubber was left trailing.  River Inny took it up at the ¼ and led the pack through the ½ , but mis-communication between the Murphy brothers as Lucky Touch attempted to go up the inner of Jill and Jones caused absolute chaos.  Jill and Jones fell, seriously hampering Rhyds Desire and taking Rhyds Destiny out of the race.  Doonbeg got upalong side River Inny and had to pull out all the stops as both of them battled down the home straight, River Inny did not go down without a fight.  Doonbeg, the World record holder just got up and full credit to Panlubber and Rhyds Desire for recovering so well and being in contention at the finish.

The Tregaron Spring H’cap Final looked to be an Irish affair from the off, as the IB Gucci, Talavary Cheorke and Conway Tiger led them out and to the ½.  Paul Evans and Another Toto, had other ideas and having made up their 30yd trail came to challenge for the lead at the ½.  Another Toto and IB Gucci ding-donged all the way down the back straight, IB Gucci having the advantage of the inner and maintained his lead, managing also to hold off a strong challenge from Talavary Cheroke.

FULL RESULTS available.  You can also watch the action on TROT-TV or get your very own DVD from KEITH THOMAS.  Photographs available from MARK PICKTHALL 01974821375


APRIL, 2011

* Provisional START SHEET for MAY Spring Meeting now on line.  Horse Owners/Trainers/Drivers please make sure you read the important IMPORTANT ACCOMPANYING NOTES

* The 2011 season is under starters orders, nearly 80 horses go to post providing ALL connections comply with the administrative requirements of the sport. There are more ‘stars’ on the start sheet than Patrick Moore saw in the sky at night!  Apart form the asterix, there are certainly a few equine stars on the start sheet.  Stars of 2010 and stars in the making.  The Senior Welsh Dragon sees the return of 6 of the 2010 Little Welsh Dragon/ness finalists.  A clash of the titans between super horse Rhyds Five Star and Musselbrugh winner Pans Landing but do not overlook the local horses.  The Open Preferred H’cap (formerly known as a preferred FFA) has attracted several Tregaron specialists – most of the these have serious Tregaron form behind them.  Only two heat of the Spring H’cap but they will be competitive with some Irish fancied horses and keep an eye on Another Toto.  Plenty of good racing and hopefully some dry weather.

MARCH, 2011

* Horses paid up for Welsh Dragon Series now available on line

  CLICK for horses nominated for 2011 LITTLE WELSH DRAGON (born 2008) - next payment £100 due on or before 1st July 2011 (these horses have now also become eligible to enter SENIOR WELSH DRAGON May 2012)

CLICK for horses nominated for 2012 LITTLE WELSH DRAGON (born 2009) – next payment £50 due on or before 1st March 2012. PLEASE NOTE, these horses are eligible to enter 2yo JUNIOR WELSH DRAGON 2011.  If you wish to enter 2 yo JUNIOR WELSH DRAGON, then the next payment is £50 due on or before 1st July 2011.

CLICK for horses nominated for the WELSH DRAGON SERIES X ie (born 2010) and eligible for the 2012 Junior Welsh Dragon; 2013  LITTLE WELSH DRAGON & 2014 SENIOR WELSH DRAGON

It is not too late to supplement into the 2011,  2012  or 2013 WELSH DRAGON.   Please go to WELSH DRAGON page for further details or contact Gwenan Thomas


*  TTC Spring Races – full racing schedule now available, click for details.  Entries close Sunday 24th April


*  CLICK for list of horses eligible to enter 4yo SENIOR WELSH DRAGON


*  Don’t forget the TTC RACEDAY MEMBERSHIP 2011.  Once again TTC will be offering you to become a RACEDAY MEMBER. 

`  Members will receive:

    ~  entry tickets for ALL FOUR DAYS racing (May & August)

~  entry ticket for member and guest to the trackside Members’ and Horseman’s pavilion at the August Festival meeting (further guest badges for the pavilion can be purchased on the day). 


The Members and Horseman’s Pavilion offers you trackside facilities – bar, restaurant and trackside seating.


RACEDAY MEMBERSHIP TICKETS are available for £70 per annum

** SPECIAL OFFER** BHRC Licence Holders ot Clwb Cardigan Bay Members can get their tickets for £60 per person  ** SPECIAL OFFER**


Get the most of your RACEDAY MEMBERSHIP, apply now and get your tickets in time for the May Spring Meeting - Click for Application Form


*  WELSH DRAGON SERIES – don’t forget payments are DUE ON OR BEFORE 1ST MARCH. 

    Foals born in 2010 can still be nominated, £10 per foal. 

      Sustaining fess for foals born 2008 & 2009 are due on or before 1st March. 

      If you haven’t nominated foals born 2008 and/or 2009 they can still be supplemented.  CLICK for full details on nominations, payments and supplements.



*  Tregaron Trotting Club would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year why don’t you join us at the Tregaorn Trotting Club Dinner to celebrate another successful year.  Sat 29th January 7.30pm at the Talbot Hotel, Tregaron.  Names and further information Ray Jenkins 09789 680840 /01974 298099 (day)


*  WELSH DRAGON SERIES – don’t forget to nominate your 2010 foals £10 per foal.  Sustaining fess for foals born 2008 & 2009 are due on or before 1st March.  If you haven’t nominated foals born 2008 and/or 2009 they can still be supplemented.  CLICK for full details on nominations, payments and supplements.


*  CLICK for list of horses eligible to enter 4yo SENIOR WELSH DRAGON


*  2011 dates confirmed CLICK for full details



AUGUST, 2010

*  Once again the August Festival provides the best racing action

        Thursday’s Results

Local horse Ceiron Eagle flies home for the Cors Caron Cup. 

The mares ‘Jill & Jones’ and Laneside Lexus show their stamina to win the stayers races

World Record holder Doonbeg takes the Electric Mile and Rhyds Topaz and Frisco Havago win the Junior Dragoness and Junior Dragon respectively Full Results


Friday’s Results

Duggans Phoenix and Rhyds Five Star win the 3yo Welsh Dragoness & Dragon with

Dun Laoghaire winning the Strata Florida Final Full Results


Saturday’s Results

Immpartial steps up to win The Welsh Classic Final.  Earned Income wins the Crock of Gold heat but a subsequent positive drugs test has him disqualified and Tregaron’s favourite ‘son’ promoted to winner.  Uffra Girl once again shows her supremacy in winning Trot Britain Grass Final.  William Rocker Laidler steams away with the Drivers championship, Georgina Nicholson wins Top Lady Driver and the new ‘Bob Meadowcroft NZ’ Young Drivers’ Trophy goes to Rhys Evans.  Full results


JULY, 2010

* Full details of the AUGUST FESTIVAL OF HARNESS RACING with Racing schedule and entry forms available

* 3 DAY PASSES £30 available from Huw 01974 298265 / Raymond 01974 298099 or DJ 07833564941 email

* DON’T FORGET THE* NEW * NEW * NEW * HORSEMAN’S PAVILLION ~ Inorder to continue to improve the facilities and experience for racegoers TTC will be offering an opportunity for racegoers to become ‘Raceday Members’.  Members will receive tickets for all 4 racedays in 2010, and passes for themselves and a guest to the NEW trackside MEMBERS & HORSEMAN’S PAVILLION (August meeting only).  The New pavilion will offer a bar, restaurant and trackside seating during the August festival meeting.  Further Guest badges can be purchased on race days.   PLEASE APPLY FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN GOOD TIME.  Complete a separate application form for each member and return with payment.  SPECIAL RATES for CLWB CARDGIAN BAY MEMBERS and BHRC licence holders.  Click for application form

* List of horses entered for the 3yo LITTLE WELSH DRAGON /DRAGONESS and 2yo JUNIOR WELSH DRAGON / DRAGONESS available on-line

MAY, 2010

* RHYDS HEARTBEAT takes The Wynnstay Spring Handicap whilst DOONBEG takes The Kangaloos Preferred FFA and RHYDS DESTINY takes The Porterstown Stables Senior Welsh Dragon.  CLICK for full results

The season got off to a great start at the country’s premier grass track, with the honors being dispatched to all parts of the UK.  Tregaron avoided the heavy rain many had experienced on Saturday night, the track was soft and unlike Tregaron did not quicken as the day progressed.  The sun managed to mqke several appearances and the brisk breeze made sure that all the winter cobwebs were blown away for the start of the 2010 Harness Racing Season.    Racing got underway with the first division of the Grade 0, Jim McInally ensured that the legendry Saunders name was back in the firing line.  Saunders Bambi did most of the running fading in the last quarter but will surely be one to watch.  The winner Rhyds X Factor, a good looking Hasty Hall colt  was always at the business end of the race and only just held off local mare Ringaround with the Irish IB Gucci close on her heels.  The 2nd division saw too much action on the first bend, Lakeside Rumba went into a break and brought down the well-fancied Meadowbranch Belle, under the rules of racing both horses although unhurt were withdrawn from the re-start. The 3yo Panderosa imported colt, Pans Landing led out and never really looked threatened, 2 secs faster than the first div and surely looks like one to watch in the up and coming 3 yo races.  Paul Evans should be well pleased with his grey Krakatoa, parked throughout and ran well, whilst Ffynnon left it all to the last straight blistering down the outside to finish third.  Local favourite Meadowland Tom and the fancied American filly, She’s the Dollar never featured.


Saunders Page Boy made most of the running in the first heat of the Spring H’cap, Keep In Touch despite a good draw never seemed to get a good run, Mick Lord made a decisive move with Hearbeat in the backstraight and opened up a healthy lead with ease, leaving the pack to battle it out for the placings.  Despite the up and coming speedy youngsters, it was experience that told in the 2nd heat with 10yo Financial Matters (a previous Tregaron winner) cashing the winnings for John Richardson.  Dilemma and What About Me were full of running as was Grannell Shane for 6f.  Newcomer and fancied horse My Immortal failed to go with the pace.   The third and final heat was a closely run race with every horse in contention.  Young Will broke at the start and seemed to leave himself an impossible task, however he was there to race and all credit to him, got himself back into the race, but it was too much of a task to take on the very talented Rhyds Puzzle.  Kouros Boy looked to be in a good position coming round the final bend but failed to rise to the challenge when the question was asked.  First three from each heat qualified for the final.


Div 1 of Grade 1 went to the locally trained Adore Hanover, an eratic individual with ability, looked good in qualifiers last week and delivered nicely in this week’s race.  Gingerman made the running in the 2nd Div but when young local driver Rhys Evans pulled the plugs on Home Habana, there was only one winner.  Habana showed a tremendous turn of foot on the backstraight coming form off the pace to head the field.  Favourite Kemosabee broke and fancied filly Duggans Cherished was a non-runner.


Duncan McKenzie was full of concern as he had failed to jog his filly before the races and she had never been on grass … worry not, this filly handled it like an old pro and did little of her 10yd trail or the unfamiliar grass track.  The long trip back to Scotland won’t seem as bad when you’ve had such a good win.  Treasure left them all in her wake, leaving Talavary Cherokee to lead the charge from the strong finishing Hello Finally.  This race was the first of the regional qualifiers of the Red Mills Spring Series, other qualifying races at Ffos Las; Leominster; Staindrop; Appleby; Pike Hall with the Red Mills Final at Ffos Las on June 20th.  The second div of the Grade 2/3 turned out to be The Huw Thomas pace, whilst Huw partnered Lyons Leonie his second horse Blackfield Buddy was ably driven by Emma Langford and it was only Jim McInally and Cats Cam that was invited to join Huw’s party – the three dominated the race throughout leaving the other simply to sort out the minor placings.


The Senior Welsh Dragon is an opportunity to welcome back last year’s 3yo stars, 8 horses came to post.  Whitestar Hanvoer and Brywins Bouncer jeopardized their chances when they got hooked up as they left the gate – both continued in the race but it was too much to ask having lost their initial momentum.  Wexford Beach was drawn one and despite leading out of the first bend, he relinquished his lead, relatively easily, to Ayr Mission and retrospectively this may have cost him the race.  Ayr Mission slowed the pace coming into the home straight for the first time, allowing the field to close up and for Mick Lord to make a move and take last year’s top three year old, Rhyds Destiny to the top.  Wexford Beach gave chase, and despite putting a good few lengths between himself and the others, failed to draw in Rhyds Destiny who was sailing for home.


In the FFA,  Terripan Hanover made the most of his number one draw, led out well and allowing ‘the mighty midget’ Doonbeg to flow into 2nd from his 2nd line draw.  Mick Lord was quick to move in from his outside draw giving Rhyds Desire the best chance to get into the race, meanwhile Scoot Around and Blue Russian manage to get hooked up and once again hampering momentum and their opportunity to get a good position.  As in previous races Mick Lord was not afraid to take the race on, making a decisive move to get to the top, a ding dong battle ensued between Rhyds Desire and Doonbeg, they opened up 8 or 10 lengths and it was only the old Tregaron favourite that tried to give chase down the back straight, turning for home Rhyds Destiny headed Doonbeg, but it was nose-to nose, stride for stride, either horse could have won, but it was the pint size American import Doonbeg, that just got his nose in front to deny Rhyds Desire yet another victory at Tregaron, credit to them both.


First three form each heat made it to the final, with 3 gate horses and regular trails back to the back marker Purple Rain off 60yds.  Keep in Touch had every opportunity but failed to capitalize, older horse Financial Matters and Young Will featured strongly and were real contenders.  But once again, Mick Lord’s familiar blue colours could be seen to make a move around the outside of the field and drive his horse to the business end.  Several horses were in contention turning for home and in true Tregaron fashion, they were spread across the track but it was John Howard’s Rhyds Heartbeat that took the first final of the season (and probably not the last!).  A deserving win for this colt, in a day when not only did 3 full brothers take to the track (Rhyds Destiny, Desire and Heartbeat , all by Hasty Hall out of CPR) 2 of them winning the premier races and the third just getting pipped at the post in a FFA, now that’s what I call breeding!

*   Start sheet now on line click for details

APRIL, 2010

* Spring Meeting only weeks to go, remember entries close APRIL 25th 2010

* For all information about harness racing in the area, see the new CEREDROTIAN page

MARCH, 2010

* WELSH DRAGON SERIES lists of eligible horses and new nominations have been updated and are available on the Little Welsh Dragon page.  Horses for the 4yo SENIOR WELSH DRAGON should be entered with Tregaron Sec Raymond Jenkins by 25th April 2010 (click for list of eligible horses and entry form).  


* * NEW * NEW * NEW * HORSEMAN’S PAVILLION ~ Inorder to continue to improve the facilities and experience for racegoers TTC will be offering an opportunity for racegoers to become ‘Raceday Mmebers’.  Members will receive tickets for all 4 racedays in 2010, and passes for themselves and a guest to the NEW trackside MEMBERS & HORSEMAN’S PAVILLION (August meeting only).  The New pavilion will offer a bar, restaurant and trackside seating during the August festival meeting.  Further Guest badges can be purchased on race days.   PLEASE APPLY FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN GOOD TIME.  Complete a separate application form for each member and return with payment.  SPECIAL RATES for CLWB CARDGIAN BAY MEMBERS and BHRC licence holders.  Click for application form.

* Welsh Dragon Series ~ Foals born in 2009, nominations now due £10 per foal.  Sustaining fees for horses born 2007 & 2008 due on or before 1st March 2010. Horses not already nominated may be supplemented see Welsh Dragon page for further details and nomination forms etc.

* Change of dates for 2010 – The TREGARON SPRING MEETING will be held on SUNDAY 2nd MAY 2010 and will feature the Spring Handicap and 4yr SENIOR WELSH DRAGON (click for full list of horses elgible to enter 2010 SWD).  TREGARON AUGUST FESTIVAL Thurs 26th , Friday 27th & Saturday 28th August 2010 (Full details)

* 2010 BONUS ~ Once again any horse winning any race at the Tregaron Spring Meeting in May 2010 and going on to win a feature race at the August Festival will be eligible for a share of the 2010 bonus.  



* 24TH September A list of horses eligible to enter the 4 yo SENIOR WELSH DRAGON is now available click for details

* 19TH September Don’t forget – now’s the time to nominate your 2009 foals for the WELSH DRAGON SERIES – only £10 per foal and remember the colts and fillies now run in separate divisions.  If you have a yearling or 2 yo which you wish to supplement into the series click for more information

AUGUST, 2009

*  29th August Saturday results: Earned Income wins the Welsh Classic Final; Jill & Jones wins the run off to take the  3yo Little Welsh Dragoness; Tommahawk Trots to victory.Full results

* 28th August Friday results: Immpartial sprints to victory in Strata Florida Final; Crown Manhattan wins the Electric Mile;Rhyds Destiny wins the 3yo colt s Little Welsh Dragon;Majestic Rosa wins causing a Saturday race-off between Majestic Rosa; Jill & Jones and Lyons Anita Full results

*  27th August Thursday results:  Lyons Mach One wins FFA; Deborahs Delight wins the Cors Caron Cup; See My Reflection wins Stayers Chiampionship; Rhyds  Five Star wins JWD and Little Dallas the JWDs  Full results

* 25th August Provisional Startsheet & Notes now available on line.  Any changes will notified on this website

* Save money and get your 3 Day August Festival Pass (£25)  contact Huw 01974 298265; Ray 01974 298099; DJ 07833 564941 or

* 21st August     Over 300 entries for the 25th Tregaron Festival.  Two year old Junior Welsh Dragon for the colts and Dragoness for the fillies will be run as 2 straight races on Thursday.  Heats and finals for both colts and fillies in the three year old Little Welsh Dragon  & Dragoness on Friday, with race-off if required on Saturday.  Due to the number of races already scheduled for Friday it is unlikely that there will be and grade 1 or grade 2 on that day.  If you have entered a Grade 1 or 2 specifically for Friday, then please contact Ray (01974 298099).  Startsheet will  be available on the Tregaron Trotting website on Tuesday morning.  

*  20th August      In addition to the usual attractions and feature races at this meeting, this year as part of  the 25th anniversary celebrations, Tregaron Trotting Club have introduced ‘THE ELECTRIC MILE’.  It is the intention of TTC to enter a World Record by officially facilitating the fastest ever mile recorded  on a ½ mile grass track anywhere in the world!   The PUBLIC have voted and these are the six horses who had the highest number of the votes and will run in ‘THE WESTERN POWER ELECTRIC MILE’


AYR GLORY (21.8%)– winner Fir Tree FFA 1.59, Aberystwyth FFA & Ht William Hill; runner-up M’brugh FFA

SCOOT AROUND (15.2%) – British Record Holder, winner of S4C Crock of Gold

RED CASINO (14.2%)  – winner William Hill ht, York FFA

PORTERSTOWN JACK (13.6%) – winner Musselbrugh FFA, Strata Florida Final Tregaron ‘o8 & M’rugh Final ‘08

TERRIPAN HANOVER (9.5%) – winner Amman Valley Crock of Gold; runner-up Aberystwyth FFA

MATTADOR HALL (9.3%)winner of M’brugh 4yo champ, Appleby Ht and Senior, Junior & Little Welsh Dragons

Reserves: CROWN MANHATTAN (8%) & BLUE RUSSIAN (2.6%).  HE’S FOR REAL (5.9%) ~ withdrawn  

*  13th August      Tregaron makes international headlines!!   Harness Link and Standardbred Canada

*  12th August      Roger Huston comes to Tregaron …. Tregaron Trotting Club are thrilled that Roger Huston as accepted the invitation to join the fantastic team of commentators at Tregaron to call the ‘Western Power Electric Mile’ .  Huston has called over 150,000 races in 125 venues and is most famous for his commentaries at Ohio’s Little Brown Jug and his ‘Wwworrrrld Record’.  For those of you have not be fortunate to hear ‘the voice’ at work, then check out some of these Jugs -  Little Brown Jug 2005;  Little Brown Jug 2008, or the classic with Falcon Seelster ‘if you’ve never been on your feet, you better get on them now’

*  20th August      Entries for the MARES FFA (Thurs) has been re-opened.  The FFA will now become an open FFA (mares/colts/geldings) with a preferential draw for the mares.  If you wish to enter please contact Tregaron Sec Ray Jenkins as soon as possible (Tel : 01974 298 099

*  1st August        ‘THE ELECTRIC MILE’ – with the help of a panel of experts from England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales a list of 10 horses has been drawn up so that you can chose which horses should be invited to run in ‘THE ELECTRIC MILE’, Tregaron’s bid to set a World Record for officially the fastest ever mile on a ½ mile grass track anywhere in the world.   CLICK TO VOTE NOW!


JULY, 2009

Thirty seven 3 yo eligible for the Little Welsh Dragon / Dragoness and 25 two year olds eligible for the Junior Welsh Dragon / Dragoness,.  Horses not entered may still be supplemented.

This years AUGUST FESTIVAL of HARNESS RACING will undoubtedly once again attract the best in the country.  Always looking to introduce something new and exciting, this year is no exception.  New highlights will include the Introduction of a MARES FFA ; Setting a ONE MILE WORLD RECORD on a HALF MILE GRASS TRACK and in recognition of TTC’s 25th Birthday, the winner of this year’s WELSH CLASSIC will take home £10,000!!!!!!!!!  What more could you ask for  …. (Ok, Nice weather, perhaps!).  Full schedule of races available on line


MAY, 2009

The Welsh racing season got off to a flying start with a record number of entries for the Tregaron Spring meeting.  Keeping with tradition, a few quick rain showers helped keep the dust down (!), the going was soft but credit must be given to trainers who ensured that there were plenty of race fit horses battling it out in every race. The Irish were first to score, Ciaran Morrison blistered out of the gate with Springhill Partner – led from pillar to post, drifting badly on the run in which may hampered both O’Farrel and the fast finishing Limelight Legacy.  In the second, the three year old Check On Jack (1/2 brother to Jennas Beach Boy) and Bon Robert had a real dual for the line with Jack just managing to keep his head in front, connection of Bon Robert should be very pleased with their horses return to the track.

In the first Ht, Ja Ja Binks was first to show and set the pace, Mahogany Import moved impressively to take the lead, only to make a slight break on the last bend, allowing Eternal Lobell to take up the running and take the race relatively easily.  Import recovered well and just fended off a challenge from Ja Ja (of note in this race 3 of the first 4 home were by the same stallion, Immortalized).   2nd heat was 3 secs faster a tough race and still provided one of the tightest finishes of the day with Emma Langford (Rhyds Habit) just getting the better of the Irish challenger Porterstown Mystic.  In ht 3, Laneside Lexus was fresh from her fast starts at York, but would she handle the grass?  Yes she did, a tough race and a very gutsy performance going from last to first in almost one move.  

Squaws Fella was an easy winner of the Grade 1 and in the following race local filly, Point West once again showed that she may be small but she is one tough cookie and one to watch in any 3 yo race this year.  In the next, another local filly Real Deal, just held on to win from the fancied Roddy Hanover and the late finishing Saunders Pageboy.  The 11th race saw Young Will (challenging) and Prucocious coming to grief on the last bend, hampering Rhyd n Write and allowing a clear passage for the winner Springfield Disreali.  Two fancied horses in the 12th  Camden Lover and Really Spring had a close battle throughout, they out-classed their opponents and made it a ding-dong dual up the home straight, could have gone either way but Camden Lover got the nod. 

The Free For Allers meant business from the off, John Richardson took full advantage of his pole position and tried to dictate towards the ¼, but Vicky Gill was on a mission to get Mystery Man to the top.  A lightening ¼ in tough conditions, she lead then to the ¾ and looked as though she may have done too much but she kicked again around the last bend, opening up 3 or 4 lenghts.  Rhyds Desire was in pursuit, but even he failed to rein in Vicky and Mystery Man.  In the 4 yo Senior Dragon, Mahogany Dream set out of pole position with grit and determination.  Did most of the running, but probably paid the price of being on the increasingly sticky inside.  Mattador hall sat quietly for much of the race, but when he moved it was decisive, the Astreos filly Judy Hall gave him a battle round the last bend, a fine performance from them both.  In winning Mattador Hall, also took the ‘Stars Dragon Challenge’ in completing the treble – Junior Dragon, Little Welsh Dragon and now the Senior Dragon.    

The final potentially an open race, Ja Ja Binks and Import were there from the start, but down the back straight the lightfooted Eternal Lobell tip-toed her way down the outside and cruised to the front, it looked like her day – but then Laneside Lexus who appeared to be completely out of it, made one massive move– Eternal Lobell had tired on the inside, Ja Ja Binks had found some good ground in the middle of the track, Wesley giving it his all and he was so nearly there – but nothing was going to stop Laneside Lexus, again she went from last to first, coming down the home straight along the outside rail – storming home, eating the ground with every stride and getting up on the line.

A great days racing and if today’s racing is anything to go by, hang on to your hats we’re in for a terrific season!



APRIL, 2009

*  Welsh Dragon Nominations and eligibles updated

*  MAY SPRING MEETING schedule on line.  Entries close Sat 2nd May

MARCH, 2009

Welsh Dragon Nominations and eligibles updated

MAY SPRING MEETING schedule on line


Mattador Hall scoops the £500 ‘Stars Dragon’ Bonus for his Little Welsh Dragon win, whilst Judy Hall scoops the £2008 bonus for her Little Welsh Dragoness.  Ayr Panama wins the 2 yo Junior Welsh Dragoness and Rhyds Phantom wins the 2yo Junior Welsh Dragon.  Full results

Little Welsh Dragon and Junior Welsh Dragon will now be run at York 27th September, 2008

AUGUST, 2008

Due to heavy rain and water logged track , Tregaron 3 day meeting cancelled

start sheet 2008

If you would like a 3 DAY PASS (£25) for the TREGARON AUGUST meeting please contact:

David John Edwards 07833 564 941 or email

OR Huw Evans 01974 298 265 / Raymond Jenkins 01974 298 099 (day) or 01974 261 343 (evening)#

Reminder that TREGARON entries close WEDNESDAY 13th AUGUST

JUNE, 2008

Don’t forget payments for 2008 Little Welsh Dragon & 2008 Junior Welsh Dragon are due on or before 1st July 2008.

Click for list of horses eligible for 2008 LWD and 2008 JWD.  Details of how to supplement your 2 or 3yo are available on the Little Welsh Dragon Page

APRIL, 2008

            List of horses eligible to enter 2008 Little Welsh Dragon and 2008 Junior Welsh Dragon now available on line - full details

            ENTRIES for Tregaron SPRING MEETING close SAT 3rd MAY – click for schedule


            Tregaron Trotting have announced that the 2008 Junior Welsh Dragon and the 2008 Little Welsh Dragon will be split into a colts/geldings race and a fillies race

            Please remember that the  Welsh Dragon Series payments are due by the 1st March 2008 – Full details


Tregaron Trotting Club Dinner will be held on February 2nd at the Talbot Hotel Tregaron


A full list of horses eligible to enter the 4 year old SENIOR WELSH DRAGON in May 2008 can be found here. 

Also don’t forget that any horse winning any race in the May Tregaron Meeting and goes on to win a feature race at the August Festival of Harness Racing will receive the £2008 Bonus.  The feature races in the Festival Meeting are Cors Caron Cup, Strata Florida Handicap, Little Welsh Dragon, Free For All and The Welsh Classic.


Don’t forget NOW is the time to nominate your foals for the WELSH DRAGON SERIES - FULL DETAILS


Another fantastic 3 days of racing at the Tregaron August Meeting.  Thursday got off win CONNORS DRAGON winning the Stayers championship ‘The Cors Caron Cup’ and taking his 2007 Bonus.  The up and coming stars put their best foot forward in the heats of the 2 yo Junior Welsh Dragon, the locally owned, bred and trained MAHOGANY DREAM won the fillies heat whilst well bred import MATTADOR HALL won the colts heat.  The Tregaron FFA is always a fiercely contested race and this year was no different with GALLIANO getting his nose in front on the wire.          Friday’s Strata Florida Handicap went to NF Noitall and the Little Welsh Dragon saw Kikikolt and Rhyds Dream having another battle, but today was KIKIKOLT day.  Saturday is Welsh Classic Day and it was a classic day.  The impressive MATTADOR HALL won the Junior Dragon The heats of the Wlesh Calssic sorted out the men from the boys, but nobody would anticipate that the ‘big boys’ would go out so fast in the final.  The pace was obviously unsustainable, and it was a brave and patient drive from Craig Nuttall that ensured that CONNORS DARGON once again found himself winning at Tregaron – another 2007 Bonus and surely crowning him as King Connor!  FULL RESULTS THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY

AUGUST, 2007

Due to the Foot & Mouth outbreak, as from the 8th August all horses RETURNING to IRELAND will require a HEALTH CERTIFICATE.

In order to obtain the relevant health cert each horse must have:

Dept of Agriculture & Food ‘EU Health certificate for horses entering Ireland from Great Britain’ completed by vet in Ireland prior to traveling.  download form

Contact the local DEFRA animal health divisional office in Great Britain for a health certificate. Please note that these offices are only open Monday – Friday – 9am - 5pm. A list is available on the DEFRA website as follows:

Alternatively application forms may be downloaded.  Download application form. 

3.         Complete the form and fax it back to animal health divisional office (prior to leaving Ireland).  The Health Certificate will then be sent to the Local Veterinary Inspector (LVI) who will complete the form for your return to Ireland.

If travelling to Tregaron Races the local animal health divisional office will be:

Carmarthen Animal Health Divisional Office, Ty Merlin, Heol Glasdwr, Parc Pensarn, CARMARTHEN, SA31 2NJ.                

Tel: 01267 245400               Fax: 01267 245500                     Email:

LVI Officer:  RICHARD THOMAS, STEFFAN VETS, 5 HIGH ST, LAMPETER, CEREDIGION, SA48 7LJ (also Vet at Tregaron Races).  If you require assistance contact Richard 01570 422322 (Office) or 01570 480636 (Home)


Don’t forget the CLWB CARDIGAN BAY MEMBERS RACE (for horses owned by members of Clwb Cardigan Bay) and the WALES & WEST MEMBERS RACE

JULY, 2007

List of accommodation in the Tregaron area, list also available at Communities First Office in Tregaron 01974 299038.  In addition new facilities are now available in Bontrhydfendigaid less than 2 miles from the track.  TREGARON TROTTING RACES CARAVAN PARK and CAMPSITE at the Bont Pavillion. 

Facilities include Hard standing caravan Park; pleasant campsite location beside the river Teifi; Toilet & Shower facilities; good village location with pubs and shop nearby; outside water supply; on-site bar open in the evenings and breakfast available on-site.

Price Tariff:

Per night           £12       3 Day package   £30       5 Day package   £40

Enquiries 01974 831 635 or

3 DAY PASSES for the August Festival are available at £25 each from Huw Evans 01974 298265; Ray Jenkins 01974 298099 (day) or 01974 261343 (evening) or DJ Edwards 07833 564941 – DJ will also have passes at Musselbrugh and Tan y Castell (Aberystwyth) if you want to buy them there.

List of horses eligible to enter 2007 LITTLE WELSH DRAGON (3 YO) and the 2007 JUNIOR WELSH DRAGON (2 YO) now available.  Don’t forget that you although these horses are paid up, they still need to be entered with the secretary.  Entries close 15th August 2007.

Schedule of races for the August Festival of Racing 2007 is now available.

Thursday sees a combination of lower grade races and of course the eagerly awaited Free For All and the Mile and a Half Stayers Championship race. Two new races for Thursday are the Open Handicap race (restriced to WWHRA members – owners, trainers and drivers) and the Mixed Novice Grades Handicap (restricted to Clwb Caridgan Bay Members – owners, trainers and drivers). 

On Friday Open horses compete in the Strata Florida Handicap – inorder to confirm with BHRC rules the winning prize money has been limited to £2000 however the winner of the fastest heat will receive a £1300 bonus.  It will also be a busy day for the 3 year olds with the heats and final of the Little Welsh Dragon.  In recognition of Stars Dragon’s past achievements in the Welsh Dragon Series, we now also have THE STARS DRAGON CHALLENGE where any horse winning the 2007 LWD and then the 2008 Senior Dragon will receive £500 (Kindly sponsored by Mr John Perfect)

Finally Saturday.  The Welsh Classic prize now stands at £8000.  The top heat of the day will be the Crock of Gold heat.  Saturday also sees the trotters in action in the Trot Britain Open and also a Low Grade Trot.  The Junior Welsh Dragon for 2 yo will also be decided on Saturday (if heats are required then these will be run on Thursday)

Remember any horse that won any race at the May meeting and wins a featured race at the August Festival will be eligible for the £2007 Bonus.  Featured races inc the 11/2 mile Stayers Championship, FFA, LWD, Strata Florida Handicap and The Welsh Classic.  Horses that won in May are – Blue Dreamer, Meadowbranch Mike, Rhyds Desire, Bon Jasper, Flashdance, Cherry Hall, The Fireball, Artist Control, Just for Joe, Bet your Miffed and Connors Dragon.

JUNE, 2007

Payment for the 2007 2 yo JUNIOR WELSH DRAGON and the next payment for the 2007 3 yo LITTLE WELSH DRAGON are due on or before 1st JULY.  Full details LITTLE WELSH DRAGON

MAY, 2007

Glenys Jones’ 4 year old BON JASPER wins Tregaron Spring Handicap Final.  Bon Jasper’s win completed a fine day for the Meadowbranch Stables and John Richardson, who won 5 races.  American imports featured prominently throughout the day, however the first race went to Club Secretary Ray Jenkins and Blue Dreamer.  First heat went to the well fancied Rhyds Desire very impressive and was probably the one to beat in the final.  Bon Jasper and Flash Dance took the other two heats.  The next 6 races were won by American Imports  Cherry Hall, Artist Control and The Fireball were easy winners of their maiden races and are surely destined for great things this season.  The fine filly Betyourmiffed graduated comfortably to the open.  The 4 year old Senior Dragon looked also to be a battle of the yanks – however race favorite Crown Manhattan ruined his chances on the very first bend by going into a bad break leaving Connors Dragon relatively unchallenged.  Rhyds Desire came to Tregaron as a hot favourite – despite being only a 3 yo and probably with a very full diary planned for 2007.  He certainly didn’t disgrace himself and put up a strong fight but it was Bon Jasper who had that little bit extra to give on the home straight.   Congratulations to all the winners – a great day’s racing!  Full Results and Race Reports

The National Drug Testing Programme (NDTP) got started at the Tregaron Spring Meeting  - 4 horses were selected by the Stewards for testing

Over 130 horses entered for Tregaron STARTSHEET.  First race 2pm, qualifiers @ 1 pm PROMPT

APRIL, 2007

If you would like to receive the Tregaron Start sheet via e-mail, please e mail your name and e mail address

Qualifiers & Workouts at Tregaron Monday 7th May – Track will be open at 11.00 am and Qualifiers & Workouts from 12.00 – 2 pm.  Qualifiers £10 and Workouts £15.  For further information contact Huw Evans 01974 298 265 (day) 01974 298 029 (evening) or Ray Jenkins 01974 298 099 (day) 01974 261 343 (evening).  If the weather turns very wet we will cancel in order to preserve the track for raceday on 12.5.07 - if you are in any doubt ring before you leave.          

Tregaron entries close SAT 5th MAY

MARCH, 2007

Nominations for Little Welsh Dragon 2009 now listed along with updated list of the nominations for the 2007 LWD and 2008 LWD


Don’t forget the TREGARON 2007 CHALLENGE – full details with schedule of May meeting

LITTLE WELSH DRAGON payments (yearlings, 2 yo and 3 yo) ALL due by 1st MARCH 2007


 TREGARON TROTTING CLUB wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR and hope to see you all TREGARON 2007

TTC Annual Dinner at the TALBOT HOTEL, Tregaron – SATURDAY 27th January (7.30pm for 8pm).  Guest Speaker Mr Alan Wallace.  Tickets £18 contact Mrs Martha Morgan 01974 251362



            Tregaron have once again introduced another incentive to get horses running early in the season. Winning a race in May can mean extra money in August. Any horse winning any race at Tregaron’s Spring Meeting in 2007 and also winning a feature race at the 2007 August Festival meeting will receive an added bonus of £2007. The feature races in the Festival Meeting are Cors Caron Cup, Strata Florida Handicap, Little Welsh Dragon, Free For All and The Welsh Classic.


LITTLE WELSH DRAGON – remember to nominate your foals by 1st March 2007.


Click here for full list of horses eligible for 2007 Senior Dragon in May 2007.

AUGUST , 2006

Saturday 26th August

Meadowbranch Frank wins the Welsh Classic, driven to victory by Stevie Lees. Stevie Lees had an excellent day with 5 wins to make him champion driver over the 3 days. Stevie’s wins included Lyons Robin Hood who on the first ever Little Welsh Dragon run-off and Lyons Mach 1 who won the Junior Dragon

Frisco Titan gave an impressive performance to win the Crock of Gold heat. The Cammissioner looked certain to win as he came into the final straight but broke.

Batalj Launcher was an easy and impressive winner of the top grade trot winning by 18 lengths.

Full Results


Friday 25th August

Portestown Jack wins The Strata Florida Handicap

What About Me and Lyons Robin Hood win the Little Welsh Dragon heat, but Conners Dragon won the second leg therefore a race-off will be raced tomorrow to decide the winner of the Little Welsh Dragon

Full Results


Thusday 24th  August

Direct Dream wins the FFA for the second year in succession.

Boldron Buddy left it late with an impressive performance to win the Stayers Championship

Full Results


21st August                    Start Sheet Now Online              


12th August


Following a meeting between the BHRC chairman and IHRC chairman, horses travelling from Ireland will require a negative coggins test prior to racing in UK. Coggins test will need to be performed by vet, forms available from Nick Hannon 087255 122262 and James O’Sullivan 021 4888402 or may be downloaded from the following websites:       

Irish Trotting

Harness Racing NI

Further information regarding EIA available on DEFRA and BEVA websites.


JULY, 2006

The WELSH FESTIVAL of HARNESS RACING 2006 is once again set to be the biggest and the best. Extensive TV coverage and the fact that TREGARON is recognised as a premier equine event in Wales, has secured the continued support of our many sponsors and furthermore attracted several new major sponsors. The prize money continues to rise – over £60,000 in prize money with £7,000 for the Welsh CLASSIC.  Major races at this years festival include:

THURSDAY  A One and a half mile handicap for OPEN horses and (if necessary the heats of) Y DDRAIG IAU GYMREIG/ THE JUNIOR DRAGON. And undoubtedly the highlight of the evening will be the FREE FOR ALL, hold on to your hats - because if previous years are anything to go by, this will be a sizzler!

FRIDAY sees the regular STRATA FLORIDA HANDICAP -and the third running of the DDRAIG FACH GYMREIG (The Little Welsh Dragon), with a minimum purse of £15,000.

SATURDAY The DDRAIG IAU GYMREIG (The Junior Dragon) for 2 year olds (with a minimum purse of £4,500), penultimate qualifier for the CROCK of GOLD, THE TROT BRITAIN OPEN and finally THE WELSH CLASSIC, which now stands at £7000 to the winner!

What more could you ask for 3 days of entertainment in one of the most beautiful settings in the country. If you've been to TREGARON before you know what's in store. If you've never been, well get yourself sorted and make sure you get to see some of the best harness racing ever!

SPECIAL 3 DAY PASSES ARE AVAILABLE ONLY £25, please contact David J Edwards 07833 564 941 or e mail

If you are looking for a place to stay during the races, please contact the CURIAD CARON OFFICE 01974 298146.
If you require stabling then please indicate so on the entry form


MAY, 2006

TREGARON SPING MEETING, Saturday 6th May. Stars Dragon wins the first running of the Senior Dragon, while local mare Carousel wins the Spring Open Handicap.   Full Results

Photographs click here

Only 4 days 'til the TREGAON SPRING MEETING. The new race for this meeting, THE SENIOR WELSH DRAGON has attracted several of last year's top 3 year olds - STARS DRAGON returns to claim another DRAGON title, but may not have it all his own way with the likes of Lifeisbutadream, Meadowbranch Jake, Greenwood Spark and Oakview Highness lining up along side him.

APRIL, 2006

*           Schedule of race and entry form now on line

MARCH, 2006

Nearly 200 foals nominated for the 2008 LITTLE WELSH DRAGON

A full list of horses that are eligible for the 2006 LITTLE WELSH DRAGON and 2007 LITTLE WELSH DRAGON can be viewed on the website
PLEASE note that horses eligible for the 2007 are ALSO eligible for the 2006 JUNIOR WELSH DRAGON





Don't forget nominations and supplements for  LITTLE WELSH DRAGON due on or before 1st MARCH 2006

Horses eligible for the NEW SENIOR DRAGON (to be run in May 2006) along with rules and conditions - Click for details


Following the tremendous success of the LITTLE WELSH DRAGON and THE JUNIOR DRAGON, Tregaron Trotting Club are now pleased to announce that the first SENIOR DRAGON for will be run in MAY 2006.

Tregaron Trotting Club Annual Dinner, Saturday 29th January 2006 at the Talbot Hotel, Tregaron. Guest Speaker Mr Gareth Davies, S4C. Tickets available from Mrs Martha Morgan 01974 251362 - names by Jan 21st please.

AUGUST, 2005



Saturday full results



Friday full results

Thursday full results

Over 300 horses entered for Tregaron 2005.

July, 2005

The WELSH FESTIVAL of HARNESS RACING is set to be bigger and better than ever - extensive TV coverage and the fact that TREGARON is recognised as a premier equine event in Wales, has secured the continued support of our many sponsors and furthermore attracted several new major sponsors. Major races include:

THURSDAY will host some new races - A One and a half mile handicap for OPEN horses and (if necessary the heats of) Y DDRAIG IAU GYMREIG/ THE JUNIOR DRAGON. However, undoubtedly the highlight of the evening will be the FREE FOR ALL, hold on to your hats - because if previous years are anything to go by, this will be a sizzler!

FRIDAY sees the regular STRATA FLORIDA HANDICAP -and the second running of the DDRAIG FACH GYMREIG (The Little Welsh Dragon).

SATURDAY the inaugral running of the DDRAIG IAU GYMREIG (The Junior Dragon) for 2 year olds, Final qualifier for the CROCK of GOLD, THE TROT BRITAIN OPEN and finally THE WELSH CLASSIC.

What more could you ask for 3 days of entertainment in one of the most beautiful settings in the country. If you've been to TREGARON before you know what's in store. If you've never been, well get yourself sorted and make sure you get to see some of the best harness racing ever!

SPECIAL 3 DAY PASSES ARE AVAILABLE ONLY £16, please contact David J Edwards 07833 564 941

If you are looking for a place to stay during the races, please contact the CURIAD CARON OFFICE 01974 298146.
If you require stabling then please indicate so on the entry form

2005 final nominations for Y DDRAIG FACH GYMREIG (The Little Welsh Dragon)
and the first running of Y DDRAIG IAU GYMREIG (The JUNIOR Dragon) for 2 year olds.


June, 2005

Wild Magic won the TREGARON TROT in August 2004 has set a new Canadian record for aged mares. Congratulations to the Wallace family on their success. Full story Standardbred Canada


3YO LITTLE WELSH DRAGON 2005 sustaining fee or late entry due by the 1st JULY.

By now you know that the best way to be part of the LITTLE WELSH DRAGON is to be forward thinking. NOW is the time to nominate your foals. Foals born in 2005 are eligible for the 2007 JUNIOR DRAGON (2yo); 2008 LITTLE WELSH DRAGON and 2009 SENIOR DRAGON. Foal nominations are only £10, to nominate your foal you can either download a nomination form or there will be nomination forms at August meeting in TREGARON or at a later date in the BHRC Calendar.

May, 2005

COALFORD VIRTUE wins the Top Class Spring Handicap, holding off last year's winner STONERIGGS WIZZARD. SCOOTS MISCHIEF made all the running in the 11/4 and just held off local horse HOME AMBROSE, who ran on well at the finish. Lord Lipsey will no doubt have enjoyed his drive, up with the action throughout and finishing third
FULL RESULTS and photographs of today's action and prize winners.

April, 2005

REMEMBER entries for MAY meeting CLOSE 1ST MAY 2OO5,


March, 2005

165 foals nominated for the 2007 'DDRAIG FACH GYMREIG' (Little Welsh Dragon)

February, 2005

Tregaron chairman Huw Evans announced in the annual dinner that TREGARON had secured 2 days of live TV coverage. Another first for Tregaron and a sure sign that harness racing is thriving. This increase in profile will benefit everybody involved in harness racing in the UK.

Due to the tremendous response and great success of 'Y DDRAIG FACH GYMREIG' /THE LITTLE WELSH DRAGON, Tregaron Trotting Club are proud to announce that they are developing the series.
'Y DDRAIG IAU' / THE JUNIOR DRAGON will be a 2yo race (for horses nominated for 'Y DDRAIG FACH GYMREIG' /THE LITTLE WELSH DRAGON),
and 'Y DDRAIG HYN'/ THE SENIOR DRAGON will be a 4yo race (for horses nominated for 'Y DDRAIG FACH GYMREIG' /THE LITTLE WELSH DRAGON)

Don't forget to nominate your Foals for the 2007 DDRAIG FACH GYMREIG - nominations close 1st March. Also if you have recently purchased yearlings, 2 or 3 year olds that have not been nominated, they can be supplemented in as LATE ENTRIES (by 1st March)

Would you be interested in increasing your knowledge of harness racing / racehorse management/ equitation? Then why not come along to TREGARON RUGBY CLUB, Tues 8th Feb at 8pm

January, 2005


Tregaron Trotting Club Annual Dinner, TALBOT HOTEL TREGARON
SATURDAY 29th January
Tickets Mrs Martha Morgan 01974 251362

Don't forget to nominate your Foals for the 2007 DDRAIG FACH GYMREIG - nominations close 1st March.

September, 2004

Don't forget to nominate your Foals for the 2007 DDRAIG FACH GYMREIG.

August, 2004

Despite the preceding weather the shows goes on with 3 days of racing, 300 horses, over £45,000 in prize money and a tremendous crowd for the FESTIVAL of HARNESS RACING. If you would like to make any comment regarding the races please e mail your comments to us

Megan Taff and Bon Camotion cruise to victory to win the CORS CARON CUP whilst Tregaron bred SCOOT AROUND wins Free For All despite being drawn 9 on the gate. Full RESULTS

CAMS BEST wins the first running of Y DDRAIG FACH GYMREIG (Little Welsh Dragon) and takes the trophy back to West Cork in Ireland with DAY DREAMER and MICK LORD winning the STRATA FLORIDA HANDICAPP. Full RESULTS

Mick Lord and SHADY ROMANCE create history. The first horse (let alone a mare) to win THE WELSH CLASSIC and The Famous Musselbrugh Pace. Full RESULTS

£6,000 to the winner of THE WELSH CLASSIC

DISCOUNTED 3 DAY PASSES ONLY £16 contact HUW 01974 298 265 or DJ 01974 298 034

£12,000 Estimated purse of the LITTLE WELSH DRAGON

July, 2004

Final payment for Little Welsh Dragon 2004

June, 2004

3rd payment for LITTLE WELSH DRAGON DUE by 1st JULY 2004


May, 2004

TREGARON SPRING MEETING 2004 click here for results

March, 2004

First list of nominations

Spring Handicap Meeting - entries close 2nd May, 2004

February, 2004

You need to get your horses nominated for the 2004, 2005 and 2006 - forwarded thinking required!



FRIDAY AUGUST 27th, 2004;