Going: For 25th August will be available on 19th August.
For all information regarding the going and up-to-date local weather conditions, please call Clerk of the Course Andrew Morris on 07581 375 229.
The PASS system is operated at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse from a dedicated Owners & Trainers entrance. Should you require assistance, please approach via the main entrance and a steward will direct you.
For the attention of Owners ahead of Wednesday 29 July
Under Welsh Government legislation, we can allow only 30 owners on site.
To enable us to ensure that all of the appropriate arrangements are in place and to minimise the risk for owners and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all attendees, we will need owners to provide us with the details of those who will be attending by no later than 4pm on the day before the race meeting (Tuesday 28 July). Owners must use the Racecourse PASS System to do this, via www.rcapass.com. If you do not have access to the PASS System or need any assistance in its use, please contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 or email email@example.com.
The following entitlement for Owners is applicable under normal racing conditions
Owners are entitled to six badges per horse and four complimentary lunches, for all declarations.
Places can only be guaranteed up until 5pm the day before racing. Please contact Jeannie Chantler on 07968 963 664 or email Jeannie Chantler here.
Please ring after declarations and book in as places can only be guaranteed until 5pm on the day before racing. This applies to Owners and Trainers. Additional badges and lunches may be available on the day or in advance by telephoning 01978 782 081 / 07968 963 664.
We now have a new extension with seating for over 220. Opened on 2nd October 2019.
Enjoy a complimentary two-course carvery lunch with wine in a dedicated restaurant, including complimentary tea and coffee throughout the day.
A designated Owners & Trainers car park is available on all race days. Members of the Press may also use this car park provided they are holders of the correct RCA car park label.
Children aged 17 and under are admitted free of charge to both enclosures provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult. In accordance with the BHA General Instructions, no children under the age of 16 are allowed in the Parade Ring at any time
Helicopters may only land and take off on the Racecourse by prior arrangement with Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse.
If you're travelling from further afield, you may wish to arrange accomodation in advance of your visit to the racecourse.
We have a number of existing affiliations with local accomodation providers in the area, click here for details.
Overseas runners will always be warmly welcomed at Bangor-on-Dee and we receive a lot of runners from Ireland. All enquiries should be directed to the General Manager, Jeannie Chantler - +44 (0)1978 782081/ 07968 963664 or e-mail Jeannie Chantler here.
For all races, both winning and placed connections will be invited into our Entertainment Suite to watch a reply of the race and enjoy a glass of Champagne. Winning connections will receive a bottle of Champagne and a memento along with a Video Brochure showing the race and a USB. A photograph of your winner will be emailed to you within 20 minutes as long as we have your e mail address, a hard copy of the photograph will then be posted to you in the week following the race meeting. Placed connections will receive a USB pen containing a replay of the race. If your horse is not placed then please take the opportunity to watch the race replays shown in the Owners & Trainers facility.
We wish to provide the best facilities possible for our Owners, if you have any queries, please address them to the General Manager, Jeannie Chantler.
Members of the Racehorse Owners Association, who are part of the ROA Owners' Badge Scheme are offered two Owners & Trainers badges every raceday at Bangor-on-Dee.
The ROA has produced a useful handbook - A Guide to Racehorse Ownership. This is a free, comprehensive resource, designed for existing and potential racehorse owners alike. The Guide covers a broad range of subjects, designed to demystify racehorse ownership and make it more accessible to a wider audience.
Who can become a new owner?
Anyone over 16 years of age (applicants aged 16 or 17 require a personal guarantee from a currently registered owner) can apply. Event applicant will be subject to identity and credit checks and have to be approved by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).
Types of Racehorse Ownership:
- Sole ownership (An individual has 100% share in the horse)
- Company (A company can register as an Owner, owning horses 100%)
- Partnership (Two or more people who all members of the Partnership are registered owners share a percentage of the horse)
- Syndicate (A share in a percentage of a horse that is managed and administered by the Syndicator/s. It isn’t necessary for members of the Syndicate to register as owners.)
- Racing Club (A subscription to experience racehorse ownership. It isn’t necessary for members of the Syndicate to register as owners.)
- Leasing (Ownership of a racehorse for a set period of time)
Information as supplied by the ROA, for more information please click here>.
This section aims to provide a guide for media wishing to attend and work on a race day at Bangor-on-Dee. Within this section you will find a guide to applying for accreditation, how to find media information as well as who to contact to assist you with your visit.
For racing media, an RCA media accreditation press pass and car park label permits access into the racecourse for all fixtures in the racing calendar. For members of the media who do not hold an RCA media accreditation pass, course access requests should be made in writing to the marketing department no later than five days before a fixture. Please be advised that access to the Press Room facilities at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse are reserved for RCA media accredited personnel only. Adhoc requests to access wifi and hot desk facilities will be reviewed on a case by case basis and granted on a first come, first served basis.
Access requests for accreditation are not granted to agency photographers as Bangor-on-Dee Racecouse have an Official Course Photographer. When applying for accreditation via email, you will need to provide supporting evidence of the publication or media outlet you are working for, or if a freelance, a letter from a commissioning editor. If you are a photographer, differing levels of access will be granted as access to the course is limited to photographers with racing experience. Full instructions regarding permitted areas of access will be provided upon successful application. Photographers without RCA accreditation status will not be granted access to the track, Parade Ring or Winners Enclosure.
For broadcast media, accreditation requests need to be fielded by the rights holders, Sky Sport Racing, before access can be granted. Upon application, full details of the nature of the broadcast will need to be outlined. Please email Sky Sports Racing and the marketing department for further information.
For all race meetings at Bangor-on-Dee, media filing copy or images on the day of racing, RCA media accredited members of the press can access the Press Room, located adjacent to the Secretary's Office. Free wifi is provided.
All press releases issued by Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse can be found within the news section of this website. For rights free media images, please contact email the marketing department here.
Official Social Media channels
For comment or interview requests, please email Stephanie Hughes - Head of Marketing.
Official Course Photographer
Bangor-on-Dee's Official Racecourse Photographer is Alan Wright - please contact him via phone on 01695 724 504 or via email.