The long awaited trotting season is just about to start with the first fixture schooled for Saturday, May 14 at the all-weather track at Tair Gwaith.

The Amman Valley facilities allow the experienced horses to show their speed while the youngsters have the perfect conditions to aid them in their racing careers.

The afternoon will start with the nursery race at 1.30pm with everyone hoping to spot the future stars of the sport.

The first race for the punters is the novice where there will be interest in the progressive horses from last year as well as some new additions.


The open horses are divided into Grade B and Grade A with the B race the next on the card. There are some well fancied horses here - Alibis Dream who enjoyed four wins last yearwhile Blythview JJ should not be ignored with three wins to his credit in 2021.

Kentucky Roam and Llwyns Mercy return after a couple of years on the sidelines while Lakeview Meg is always a popular contestant.

The next race will be the Baby Novice horses these are just making their way onto the racing stage and there are several newcomers to present a challenge.

County Times: The trotting season is back.

The trotting season is back.

The final race of the day will be the Grade A event with Second Affair the only mare in the line up and up against the Dernol Yankee, Lakeside Pan and Ontop Shouder Cuda.

Next month the harness racing season arrives in mid Wales with Kington Vale of Arrow on June 14 followed by an event in Presteigne on June 25.

Caersws hosts a round on July 16 and Penybont on July 30 with further races to be held in Newbridge on August 20, Penybont on August 29, Presteigne on September 3 and Beulah on September 10.