In 2009 Bangor-On-Dee Racecourse celebrated its 150th birthday with a series of festive events throughout the year. This way of marking this significant anniversary in the racecourses history, a number of small and joyful events rather than an expensive enormous day or two of pomp and circumstance, sums up Bangor-On-Dee's attitude to racing and racegoers nicely. Rather than displaying unnecessary grandeur, this racecourse offers the thrills of no-frills National Hunt and Point-to-Point races in a relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous scenery.
Address: The Racecourse, Overton Road, Bangor Is-Y-Coed, Wrexham, LL13 0DA
Phone: 01978 780 323
Since the very first days of racing at Bangor-On-Dee racecourse - than Bangor Is-y-Coed - the horses have challenged each other on the same course we can admire today. The inaugural Steeple Chase was hosted on 25th February 1859; after an improvised cross country race conducted the previous year had awakened the area's passion for equine sport in general and Jump racing in particular. Over the years, many a legend has graced Bangor-On-Dee with their presence, not least of all legendary Jockey Fred Archer, who rode to his first victory during a Bangor-On-Dee pony event as a ten-year-old. In 1947, a Bangor-On-Dee added a hurdle course to its attractions in a successful bid to attract fresh racing talent. Over the last ten years Bangor-On-Dee racecourse has undergone a series of renovations, making it the comfortable racing venue it is today.
With fifteen race meeting spread over the entire year, Bangor-On-Dee is sure to embrace all facets of the horse racing season.
Stages on the inner track of Bangor-On-Dee Racecourse, these exhilarating amateur steeple chases are sure to get the heart rate up.
National Hunt Meetings
Note: Wrexham General Station is the closest train connection to Bangor-On-Dee racecourse, and a bus service for racegoers is provided on race days.
When travelling to Bangor-On-Dee Racecourse from the Midlands and the South, take the M6 and M54 to Junction 3, then the A41 towards Whitchurch before getting onto the A524 to Wrexham. The racecourse is also well signed from the A483 southbound.
The Paddock Restaurant – This glass-fronted eatery opposite the Parade Ring allows you to enjoy a delicious sit-down meal while missing none of the pre-race action. It also features a balcony with views of the Parade Ring.
The Wynnstay Restaurant – Close to the bookmakers section and offering great a-la-carte dining, the Wynnstay Restaurant is sure to put a touch of class in your horse racing excursion.