Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse host the inaugural Gentleman’s Day

Published on 23 August 2019

It’s been a busy month for Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, having already entertained the crowds of thousands at both Ladies Day on Friday 2 August and Family Evening on Monday 19 August.

There is another exciting themed fixture ahead to conclude the month of national hunt racing at the course and much anticipation ahead for the first Gentleman’s Day scheduled for Friday 30 August. Sponsored by Crichton Bespoke, the day boasts plenty of action on and off the track, with six national hunt races making up the card, the first going under starters orders at 1.40pm, last concluding the day at 4.40pm. Followed by two races from The Charles Owen Pony Racing Series at 5.15pm and 5.25pm.

The day hosts a Gentleman’s Best Dressed competition^, the first of its kind for Bangor-on-Dee, supported by the title sponsor. Following the success of Ladies Day earlier this month, gentlemen will be expected to pull out all the stops in a battle for the converted first place.

Gentleman who are dressed to impress and looking to enter the competition should visit the photobooth on the lawn in front of the Weighing Room to have their photo taken before the competition closes at 3pm. Every entrant will go home with a printed memento and finalists will be contacted later in the afternoon.

Crichton Bespoke is one of the UK’s leading Bespoke tailoring houses, with fifty years of family tailoring experience that goes into the making of fine bespoke garments by hand in their Chester work rooms. Experts in British tailoring, judges from Crichton Bespoke including director Patrick Barker, are on the lookout for luxury and elegance. There are wealth of prizes available with the total prize found totalling over £400 including bespoke shirt fitting within their Chester store on Watergate Row North and the opportunity to enjoy some Champagne in their bar next door.

This Friday afternoon fixture is not to be missed. Paddock Enclosure Admission tickets can be purchased in advance from £17 per adult or on the day. Children aged 17 and under are eligible to attend this and all race meetings at Bangor-on-Dee completely free~ of charge! Parking is free and those travelling via train can and take advantage of the free coach service to and from Wrexham General Station*. For further information and to buy tickets visit or call the Box Office on 01978 780 323.

^Full competition terms and conditions apply, entrants must be over 18 years of age.

“Please be aware that Hospitality orders and tickets purchases are subject to a £2.50 web sales booking fee per transaction. If you choose to purchase your tickets on the day both Open Course and Paddock Enclosure tickets will be subject to a £3 increment, but will not be subject to a booking fee.

~Children aged 17 and under are eligible to attend free of charge with a full paying adult. Children must not be left unsupervised. Further terms and conditions apply – visit the official website for more information.

*Wrexham General Station is the closest to the Racecourse and a FREE bus service operates from the Racecourse on race days. The bus will leave the station at 12.10, priority will be given to rail passengers on a first come first served basis. The bus will return 20 minutes after the last race.

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