Racegoers are in for an afternoon of sunshine and spectacular racing at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse next Friday 19 August. Six jump races will entertain the crowds from 2.10pm and gates open at 11.30am.
The 3.20pm feature race is sponsored by the long standing Bangor on Dee collaborator; Liverpool based Financial Advisors - Genesis Wealth Management, who have sponsored at Bangor since their company inception in 2002.
Coordinated by The Pony Racing Authority, two pony races will culminate the day’s proceedings at Bangor as part of The Charles Owen Pony Racing Series. Pony Racing provides a fantastic platform for any young rider wishing to progress into a career as a jockey and young racing enthusiasts from around the country will go head to head to compete in these two races, with contenders entering from as far afield as Devon.
Closer to home, there are four young local entrants taking part; Camilla Broster from nearby Tarporley, Paddy Barlow from Cholmondeley, grandson of former Director of Bangor on Dee Racecourse, Ella McCain who needs no introduction as the second daughter of Donald McCain - local top trainer and last but certainly not least Harry Myddelton, whose Great Great Great Grandfather was Richard Myddelton Biddulph.
Richard Myddleton Biddulph is famed for initiating racing at Bangor on Dee, when he raced against another local gentleman, the then Lord Kenyon in 1858. The event was attended by local spectators and deemed such a success that further race meetings were subsequently arranged for members of the hunt and local farmers. And so, on 25 February 1859, the first steeplechase meeting was held at Bangor, over much the same course as that on which races are held today.
Ticket prices for Friday 19 August start at £7 on the Open Course if purchased in advance (£10 on the day) and Kids go FREE! Hospitality availability is limited, but racegoers looking to raise the stakes of their raceday experience can upgrade on the day from 2pm* by visiting the Secretary’s Office.
Parking at Bangor on Dee racecourse is free of charge on race day. A limited number of coaches will depart from Wrexham General at 12.40pm to transport racegoers to the course, free of charge. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, with priority given to rail passengers.
For further information and to buy tickets, visit the ticketing pages on site. Prospective racegoers interested in hospitality for this or any other fixture in 2016 should call a member of the hospitality team on 01978 782 083. For general admission tickets, call 01978 780 323.