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Racing Professionals

Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is indebted to the support it receives from Owners & Trainers who bring their horses to Bangor-on-Dee and the Press who report on the race days. We hope that any queries you may have are answered in the section, however, it is always nice to keep in touch so if you have any specific query, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or call us on 01978 782 081 or 07968 963 664.

A - Z for Owners and Racing Professionals

Pass System
The PASS system is operated at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse from a dedicated Owners & Trainers' entrance. For horses declared at the final declaration stage,

Badges and Lunches

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.

Owners & Trainers' Facilities
A new facility for Owners and Trainers, located on the left as you enter from the Owners and Trainers badge collection point, will allow connections allocated seats at shared tables, which are yours for the afternoon.

Enjoy a complimentary lunch with wine in a dedicated restaurant, allowing you to enjoy a two-course carvery lunch, half a bottle of wine and complimentary tea and coffee available throughout the day.

Car parking
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.

Going Reports
For all information regarding the going and up-to-date local weather conditions, please call Andrew Morris on 07581 375 229. This information can also be found on the homepage of the website or by phoning the Racecourse on 01978 780 323.

Helicopters may only land and take off on the Racecourse by prior arrangement with Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse.

There is a range of hotels in the local area. Our sister Racecourse in Chester also offers accommodation at its on-site hotel - Express by Holiday Inn. For availability and to book please ring 01244 327900 or visit the website.

Overseas Runners
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.

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 allowed free entry onto the course every raceday at Bangor-On-Dee.

Becoming an Owner

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).

Register as an owner. Owners can register to be an owner online via the BHA website here.

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>.


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