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
DateRunnerJockeyTrainerSP
25 Aug 16:05WellntyneGavin SheehanW Greatrex100/30
25 Aug 15:35Secret MelodyJamie BargaryS Davies8/1
25 Aug 15:05VocaliserRichard JohnsonO Murphy11/8
25 Aug 14:35Joly MakerMr J J O'NeillJonjo O'Neill6/4
25 Aug 14:05WazowskiMr T GillardD McCain13/2
25 Aug 13:35Chirico VallisRichie McLernonN Mulholland10/1
25 Aug 13:00Oscar NominationSean BowenG Hanmer9/4
25 Aug 12:30TimetoroeMiss B HampsonA Watson18/1
25 Aug 12:00Cool DestinationPaddy BrennanF M O'Brien5/4
29 Jul 16:00EmmarelliGavin SheehanDr R Newland2/1
Bangor Fixtures
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30 SepJumpTurf
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Top Bangor Jockeys
JockeyWinsRunsSR
Brian Hughes82532.0%
Kielan Woods4850.0%
Sean Quinlan41723.5%
Mr C J Todd2728.6%
Sam Twiston-Davies21612.5%
Mr J J O'Neill2633.3%
Gavin Sheehan2728.6%
Aidan Coleman21020.0%
Paddy Brennan2728.6%
Alex Edwards1333.3%
Top Bangor Trainers
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