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Racing Makes A Welcome Return to Bangor-on-Dee with Ladies Day

Fashion-conscious racegoers are set to flock to the North Wales track on Friday 2 August, when racing makes a welcome return after a two-month break. In addition to seven thrilling jump races, the annual Best Dressed Ladies Competition will take place during the afternoon and is open to ladies with a Paddock entry ticket.

Fans of Bangor have already demonstrated their commitment to attending and hospitality places across the course are completely sold out.

A variety of partners have joined forces with the racecourse to support both the races and the competition to find the most stylish racegoer. Up for grabs, shopping vouchers to be redeemed at Golden Square Shopping Centre, Warrington, spa treatment vouchers for Old Port Spa, Chester and a Gin package courtesy of Halewood Wines and Spirits.

Ladies 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.

The competition will be judged by representatives from Old Port Spa, including last year’s judge and founder, Fiona Harrington-Wright. In previous years, the competition has crowned Camilla Davies in 2017, wearing a beautiful white tailored coat over a patterned A-line dress with coordinating heels and hat from Ted Baker. Most recently, in 2018, Debbie Pimlett’s winning ensemble consisted of a strapless sky-blue dress and co-ordinating nude clutch, fascinator and heeled sandals.

Have you missed racing at Bangor as much as we have? Don’t miss this Friday afternoon fixture on the 2 August. Gates open at 11.30am, with the first race going under starter’s orders at 1.40pm. The Best Dressed Competition Winner will be announced at 4.15pm.

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 on-site however for those wishing to enjoy a tipple they can choose to travel via train and take advance of the free coach service to and from Wrexham General Station*. For further information and to buy tickets visit www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01978 780 323.

Use the #BangorRaces and follow @BangorRaces on FacebookInstagram and Twitter to engage in the online excitement in the run up to raceday.

^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. 

Information on the Competition Sponsors:

Old Port Spa

A lovely Day Spa in a tranquil location, offering a wide variety of treatments in a relaxing & welcoming environment based in Chester. Treatments include, nails, beauty, body treatments, tanning, eye treatments & waxing.

Halewood Wines and Spirts

Over its 190 year history, Halewood has now become the largest independent producer and distributor of alcoholic products by volume in the UK. With over 25 premium brands and a product range over 100 labels, as well as owning seven Whisky and Gin distilleries and two craft breweries across Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Golden Square Shopping Centre 

With over 1,700 parking spaces between the 3 level multi-storey car park accesses to Golden Square Shopping Centre closely located in Warrington. With many, many stores all in one location plus free Parking all day Sunday and Thursday after 4pm!