On Wednesday 14 November 2018, Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse will once again play host to The Anne Duchess of Westminster’s Charity Day.
This fixture has been supported by Anne Duchess of Westminster’s Charity since 2005 and this year’s nominated charity is Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge, who will receive donated funds raised from Wednesday’s accompanying luncheon and a silent auction of 26 lots.
There are some fantastic prizes on offer, including a week’s holiday in an idyllic ski apartment located in the picturesque village of Clusaz and a fantastic stable tour of Jackdaws castle in Cheltenham. The full Auction list can be viewed online here>.
All funds raised from additional race sponsorships on the day, hospitality sales and a bucket collection will also go towards Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge. This worthy cause helps to provide a unique programme of information and practical and emotional support for people with cancer and their families.
Kathy Wright, Centre Head of Maggies Merseyside said,
“We’re delighted to be charity partner of The Anne Duchess of Westminster's Charity Day this year, as we embark on raising a £1million for our new centre being built next to Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Wirral. All the funds raised from the event will allow our team to provide free emotional support and practical information to families facing the darkest times of their lives. Only though the generosity of our supporters, like Anne Duchess of Westminster Charity, can we continue to provide this vital service to thousands of people with cancer and their loved ones in our warm and welcoming centre.”
In it’s third year, Bangor’s only listed race, The Canter Carpet Mares’ Novice Chase, will take place at 13:20 over two miles and holds a prize fund of £25,000. Once again, this race will be sponsored by The Potter Group.
In 2017 Adam Nicol aboard Lady Buttons ran-in for a near finish in The Canter Carpet Mares' Novices' Steeple Chase, whilst at the 2016 meeting, history was made when Stephanie Frances ridden by Harry Skelton took home the silverware following the inaugural running.
Six additional races make up the days card of seven, including the 13th annual Anne Duchess of Westminster’s Memorial Handicap Steeple Chase at 13:50, with a substantial prize fund of £26,000 and The Hays Travel Handicap Hurdle Race at 14:55 with the prize fund of £22,500. The a combined prize fund for the day amounts to £96,000 and it is sure to be a busy and competitive card, with entries expected from many top trainers.
Bangor-on-Dee General Manager Jeannie Chantler commented,
“Bangor on Dee Racecourse is delighted to be hosting this great Charity Day and as always on our biggest prize money day of the year! This is the opportunity to try to spot the up and coming future stars on the track.”
To reflect the daylight-saving hours, racing in the business end of the season will begin earlier in the remaining months of 2018. Gates are scheduled to open at 10.30am and the first race The Friends of Maggie's Handicap Chase For The Sir John Hanmer Trophy takes place at 12.45pm.
Tickets are available in advance from £7 on the Open Course or just £17 in the Paddock. Groups of 10 or more can benefit from a Buy 10 get One free offer on Paddock tickets. Click here to purchase online>.
Why not try a hospitality package? From just £45+VAT per person, you can enjoy a raceday from the comfort of The Wynnstay Restaurant, an excellent base for the day, combined with a rewarding package of food and in-restaurant betting facilities. Talk to a member of our hospitality team today: 01978 782 083.