For all information Going for 17th April: GOOD on both tracks. Dry forecast with temperatures reaching a maximum of 10 during the week ahead. Watering in progress.
Regarding the going and up-to-date local weather conditions, please call Clerk of the Course Andrew Morris on 07581 375 229.
We are delighted to be able to Welcome Owners back to Bangor on Dee from 17th April.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES, SOCIAL DISTANCING OFFICERS WILL BE IN THE AREA TO ASSIST.
FACE COVERING MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES OTHER THAN WHEN SAT AT YOUR TABLE, UNLESS SPECIFIC EXEMPTIONS APPLY. Face coverings must be triple layered (in line with specifications set out by the World Health Organisation) to provide maximum protection. These face coverings will be available at the entrance if you required.
Gates will open at 10.00am . Once you have parked please make your way to the Owners’ Reception signed from the Car Park Area. Please be prepared to have your temperature taken and be asked several health-related questions and to provide photo ID either passport or driving licence.
We understand and share the frustration held by owners that due to the Welsh Government and BHA protocols currently in place, we remain unable to offer the extensive experience that you will no doubt be familiar with, but we will endeavour to make your visit an enjoyable and memorable one.
Please note the following:
From The Welsh Government:
‘Those attending would have to have a reasonable excuse to attend under the Welsh Coronavirus Regulations, which includes work’.
As the regulations are regularly reviewed and updated, they should be checked regularly to ensure reference to the current version via the Welsh Government website:
The allocation of badges is 4 per ownership. You must provide us the with details of those who will be attending by no later that 4pm on the day before racing. Children can attend as one of the owners/representatives and will be included in the allocation of 4. Please 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 it use, please contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Owners are asked to complete the COVID-19 online learning module before attending a racecourse. This learning only needs to be completed once (before your first racecourse visit) and you will receive a confirmation email for your records. The link for the module can be found here.
It will not be possible to issue or purchase any additional badges. Badges must strictly be used only by the named/registered Owner or their immediate family and cannot be transferred to the Owners of other horses, owners without runners or guests.
If you have reduced mobility or a disability of any kind and require additional assistance on raceday, please notify us directly once you have registered your attendance through PASS and we will assist you.
Please note that if your horse is declared a non-runner, you will NOT be permitted to attend the fixture.
In the Owners Amber Zone on arrival you will be asked to use a table which will be yours for the whole afternoon. Both food and tea and coffee and soft drinks will be available from a Catering Area along with hot food. To follow the current Protocols all tables will be outside, should the weather be inclement we will endeavour to have them undercover where possible.
Viewing can be from the grass bank overlooking the track or on the Big Screen in the Owners Amber Zone.
Please note that attendees accessing different zones (AMBER ZONE for owners GREEN ZONE for trainers and jockeys) MUST NOT share transport. Admittance to the racecourse will be refused if this occurs.
The Owners Car Park is clearly signed off the road.
Children can attend but must be allocated a badge as part of the allocation not as extras.
Helicopters may only land and take off on the Racecourse by prior arrangement with Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse. Call 01978 782081 or 07968 963664
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 but currently we cannot accept any overseas owners. All enquiries should be directed to the General Manager, Jeannie Chantler - +44 (0)1978 782081/ 07968 963664 or e-mail Jeannie Chantler here.
FOR BEHIND CLOSED DOORS EVENTS:
Post- race there will be designated de brief areas which will be clearly marked, along with a presentation to Winning Owners close to the Parade Ring. Presentation will be a memento, photograph of your winner and a recording of the race and a bottle of champagne.
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. (Except for Behind Closed Doors Events)
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 when not racing behind closed doors.
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 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS MEETINGS ALL REQUEST MUST GO THROUGH THE RACE COURSE ASSOCIATION.
Application criteria (THE BELOW DOES NOT APPLY TO BEHIND CLOSED DOORS EVENTS - PLEASE CONTACT THE RCA for these events)
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 email@example.com - 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.