The course was changed in 1982 to provide a more even match between the man and the horse resulting year on year in very close finishes - sometimes with the horse winning by only a few seconds. It took 25 years before a man finally beat a horse, Huw Lobb won in 2 hours 5 minutes beating the fastest horse by 2 minutes. His feat was repeated 3 years later by Florien Holtinger, but the horse has remained unbeaten for the 8 years since.
The escalating jackpot for a runner who beats the first horse and rider, which started at £500 and increases by £500 per year until it is won, stands at £3000 for 2019. The first jackpot received by Huw Lobb in 2004 had reached £25,000!
Start times - Runners: 11:00 am, Horses: 11:15 am (approx.)
Start location - The Square, Llanwrtyd Wells. Finish location - Maes y Gwaelod, Llanwrtyd Wells.
26 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
- Pets accepted