Horse racing at Bangor-on-Dee started more than 150 years ago when a couple of chaps from the local hunt galloped across the meadows for a £50 prize.
And they still haven’t got around to putting in a grandstand. Bangor is the only racecourse in Britain without one. Because the views are so stunning from the grass banks of this natural amphitheatre overlooking the River Dee and the Welsh hills, there really isn’t any need.
The place is so special that it was thriller writer Dick Francis’s favourite course. Mind, things have changed a bit since he rode his first ever winner here back in 1947. Not least the posh nosh available in the Paddock and Wynnstay restaurants.
The course is so popular that it stages National Hunt meetings 10 months of the year. So what’s the attraction? Pure entertainment, whether you’re an inveterate punter or a complete novice.
Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse has a distinctive character all of its own. Within easy reach of the Northwest and Midlands and set in beautiful Welsh countryside, Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse offers exciting jump racing action in all seasons.