Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse

One of only three racecourses in Wales, Banger-on-Dee has been hosting regular race meetings since 1859. Primarily a National Hunt circuit, more recently Bangor has also been holding amateur point-to-points. It’s a picturesque left-handed circuit which is primarily flat, barring a couple of minor dips and three sharp turns.

The unique feature of Bangor is that there’s no grandstand from which to watch the action – it’s the only racecourse in the UK not to have one. Races are usually viewed from the grass banks surrounding the track which offer stunning views across the River Dee.

Major race meetings at Bangor are, in truth, a rarity although there are a number of well-attended sponsored events such as the Betfair Winter Event that attract the leading jockeys. The course is strongly affiliated to Chester, which is the sister circuit owned by the Chester Race Company Ltd.

The point-to-point course is situated on the inside of the main track and is subsequently right-handed. With nine fences per circuit, it’s notoriously a fast-paced track. With two fences on the final straight –spanning 325 yards – it’s a challenging run-in.

Geegeez says: “Many of the top trainers and stables send their novice horses over to Bangor-on-Dee as part of their jumping education. Its fences are difficult and combine this with a tight track and you’ve got a stiff test for any juvenile.

“If you’re looking for a winner at Bangor, it’s advised to look for proven track records on similar circuits such as Fontwell, Kelso, Newton Abbot and Market Rasen as a market guide.”

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Latest Bangor Results
08 Jan 15:55Catch The SwallowsDavid NoonanD Pipe5/1
08 Jan 15:25Two For GoldDavid BassK Bailey10/11
08 Jan 14:50IwilldoitCharlie DeutschS Thomas7/1
08 Jan 14:15CollooneyAidan ColemanO Murphy1/3
08 Jan 13:40HoldbacktheriverAdam WedgeE Williams17/2
08 Jan 13:10Gone PlatinumMr L WilliamsD Rees25/1
14 Dec 15:20Calum GilhooleyKielan WoodsG McPherson33/1
14 Dec 14:45The Some Dance KidBrian HughesD McCain15/8
14 Dec 14:10Knock HouseBrian HughesD McCain5/1
14 Dec 13:35The Crazed MoonJason DixonH Oliver5/4
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Top Jockeys
Brian Hughes115520.0%
Richard Johnson62920.7%
Harry Skelton52619.2%
Lee Edwards41822.2%
Sean Quinlan41822.2%
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Gavin Sheehan31127.3%
Ben Poste31816.7%
Richie McLernon21811.1%
Bryony Frost2366.7%
Top Trainers
D McCain147119.7%
H Daly61442.9%
K Bailey41625.0%
D Skelton43112.9%
O Murphy32711.1%
A King31717.6%
J Groucott31816.7%
J Candlish31717.6%
A Carroll31225.0%
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