Bangor on Dee racecourse is a thoroughbred racing track set in the beautiful countryside of north Wales. The racecourse was opened up way back in 1859, and is owned by the Chester Race Company Ltd. Being located at the banks of the river Dee, the racecourse is a perfect place to watch the races from. Its environment is engulfed with a cool breeze making it peaceful. Each year, Bangor on Dee stages a total of 15 fixtures all graced with the presence of the biggest names in the racing history. The left-handed track hosts only National Hunt races, and is known as the only racecourse in the country without a grandstand.
February 1859 marks the most important day of the racecourse’s calendar. This was when racing first took place there. Since then, Bangor on Dee has been hosting meetings on a regular basis except when it faced distractions from the world wars. In 2006, a series of point-to point races were introduced. The races are run by local hunts and takes place on the inside of the main track. In 2012, BangorBET betting system was formed. This is the recourse’s own betting system, which replaced all former betting systems formerly active.
Today, the racecourse provides a perfect day out for many families during the spring. For example, this year it is set to host a significant number of events besides racing. On the 19th of May will be the Wrexham Lager Family Fun Day. Tickets for this event will be going for a maximum of 25 Euros, depending on the package one chooses. Children under the age of 18 will not be charged, as long as they are in the company of a paying adult. On Monday the 20th of August will be the Family Evening. There will be a variety of enclosures to choose from, with prices starting from 7 Euros. The racecourse will be offering
affordable hospitality packages ensuring a perfect stay for every racegoer.