Bangor Racing

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150 years in existence, Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse continues to thrill racegoers as much to day with some superb racing in a wonderful rural environment as it always has done. There are many UK racecourses that boast pleasant rural surrounds but Bangor racing is set to a backdrop which makes the most of the beautiful natural landscape on the banks of the River Dee, in both visual terms and as a perfect natural amphitheatre with the river banks providing the viewing platforms for the races.

Free Horse Racing Tips, Click Here! Bangor racecourse provides the perfect opportunities for family days out. Although occupying a superb countryside location the course can be reached easily by the A483 main road which links Swansea with Chester and is just some 10 minutes from Wrexham, the biggest town in North Wales.

A free bus service operates on racedays and picks up passengers from Wrexham General Station.

There are other sights and activities associated with the charming village of Bangor-on-Dee which are worth exploring too for those who are incorporating some Bangor racing into their holiday or stay in Wales.

Immortalised in poem and song by Sir Walter Scott and Beethoven respectively is an old monastery which featured in the village and there are some excellent traditional local pubs and all manner of outdoor activities associated with the river and rural environment.

National Hunt races are held at Bangor and the environment and design of the track make for some thrilling jump racing fixtures throughout the year. Triangular in shape, the left-handed track has long straights which favour big gallopers but tight turns which require some nimble navigation and overall presents a real challenge of stamina for horses. There are 15 fixtures held throughout the year and they attract a high quality field and a crowd comprised of keen racegoers and others who simply want to experience the unique setting which plays host to some exciting Bangor racing.

There may not be a Grandstand from which to watch the races at Bangor but there are no shortage of hospitality options. The permanent facilities incorporate all the features, facilities and amenities expected from top courses, including multiple options for drinks, dining and betting. Two enclosures are available to visitors and each has its distinct appeal. The Paddock Enclosure offers the best views over the course and Paddock ticket holders can get the full raceday experience by viewing the horses within the Pre-Parade and Parade Rings in addition to within the Winners Enclosure.

The Paddock Enclosure also contains three bars and a selection of food outlets for those who want some sustenance during their day.
Bangor Racing, inside rail

For those who prefer their dining to complement the racing there are also two great restaurants, The Paddock and the Wynnstay, and a selection of private suites in which to enjoy some classic Bangor racing hospitality. Admission to the Paddock Enclosure includes a racecard voucher and there are discounts available for group bookings of 20 persons or more.

The finest dining facility at the course is Heathcotes at Bangor-on-Dee, an award winning restaurant which combines first class menus with elegant surrounds to present the perfect accompaniment to horseracing. The hospitality on offer at all the private and public raceday suites can be tailored to suit any purpose, whether a family celebration or a corporate day out. Book a marquee or chalet depending on numbers and simply add the features you require from dining, to mobile betting and tipster services.

Hospitality at the Races probably isn’t as expensive as you think! There's nothing nicer than being waited on royally during your day at the races!

Bangor Racing, winner Children under 16 years of age are admitted free to Bangor racecourse when accompanied by an adult and so there are few leisure options which offer the kind of value for money day out for all the family than Bangor racing.

In addition to the National Hunt fixtures held at Bangor the course has also incorporated some well attended point-to-point racing into the calendar. The races are well contested local hunts featuring the best amateurs and with affordable admission this offers racegoers further opportunities to experience an enjoyable Bangor raceday.

In between the racing, the course also provides the perfect backdrop and facilities in which to host a variety of private functions. Weddings, charity events, corporate networking or special celebrations can all be catered for in style by Heathcotes, the award winning residential catering management specialists.

The common factor in all events hosted at Bangor is the beautiful setting within a convenient location. Easily accessed by a day trip from within Wales or the North East of England, the course is also close to many holiday destinations and activities making it easy to incorporate a fun day at the races into any existing holiday plans. Choose Bangor-on-Dee and enjoy great jump racing and great hospitality in a truly unique and beautiful natural environment.