The Bangor-on-Dee racecourse is a small but active racecourse used with thoroughbred horse racing. Currently, the Bangor-On-Dee Racecourse is owned and managed by Chester Race Company Ltd. Founded on the 25th of February, 1859, the Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is one of the older racecourses that is still in active use.
Back in 1859, Bangor-on-Dee had their first professional race. The main event on the first card was the “Grand Wynnstay Steeplechase” and was organized to settle a bet between Lloyd Kenyon of Gredlington, and Richard Myddleton of Chirk Castle. The racer attracted 12 runners who ran over 3 miles in the distance. Charley, a six-year-old horse, owned by Mr. Jones and ridden by a man called Gaff, won the race.
On April 5th, 1929, the Bangor-on-Dee racecourse decided to charge its attendees an admission. This started as two shillings for a privilege that they have previously had without needing to open their wallets.
In 1946, the ideal summer weather had attracted a record crowd of 11,000 racegoers that is still unbroken to this day. Further, in 2002 the Bangor-on-Dee was bought by the Chester Race Company, which had a £2.5 million price tag and had the backing of all the Bangor directors.
In 2010, the first Royal had visited the racecourse, which has now been followed by the princess in 2013, 2015, and 2017 as a guest of a nominated charity on Anne Duchess of Westminster’s charity day.
In 2012, all the former Totre betting positions that were the racecourse owns were replaced with Bangor-Bet, making the Bangor-on-Dee was the first racecourse in 80 years to run without the tote.
Finally, in 2019 SkySports Racing had struck a deal with the Bangor-on-Dee racecourse lasting ten-years, meaning all the races and events at Bangor-on-Dee are all live-streamed on the screen of SkySports customers.
Where is the Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse?
The Bangor-on-Dee racecourse is located in Wrexham, Wales. Wrexham is currently the largest town in the north of Wales that has several administrative, retail and commercial centers available. More specifically, the Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is situated on a country road (B5069) in Althrey Ct.
Looking specifically at Wrexham in North Wales, which had a population of 135,000. Wrexham has the oldest football club in Wales, Wrexham FC. Wrexham has several significant shopping streets as well as a world heritage site in Pontcysylite Aqueduct. If you want to stay in Wrexham specifically for the Bangor-on-Dee racecourse or events, there are several large hotels and apartments to rent for short stays and visits. These are all accessible from the official Wrexham website on places to stay.
What is the highest attendance at Bangor on Dee Racecourse?
The highest recorded attendance at the Bangor-on-Dee racecourse is currently above 11,000 attendees, back on the 30th March 1946. This was down to ideal summer weather and a high return to racing after several years of breaks following the war period.
How do I bet on horses at Bangor-on-Dee?
When it comes to betting on the horses that race at Bangor-on-Dee, there are several ways you can place a bet and monitor the results live. There are several large gambling companies such as WilliamHill, Coral, and PaddyPower that all have the main events of the Bangor-on-Dee being hosted live with several different bet markets.
As mentioned above, in 2012, BangorBet introduced that all previous Tote-based betting systems and positions were replaced by the Bangor Bet betting systems owned by the Bangor-on-Dee racecourse, making Bangor-on-Dee the first racecourse in 80 years to run without the Tote-based betting position.
Bangor-on-Dee also has on-site gambling facilities that allow you to place a bet on any horse racing that day. As with any sports bet, you will need to speak to the operator to confirm this and make the deposit for your bet. For example, if you want to put £5 each way, the operator will ask for £10 and will proceed to generate a ticket with the same details matched on it. As this is done manually by an operator, it’s always a good idea to check your ticket to ensure that you’ve got the correct horse and correct date.
At the moment, several events are commonly split up between two weeks, featuring events like “Heritage Day,” “Family Fun Day,” and the “Summer Meeting.” Of course, there will be events going on within these periods, but you may need to be at the racecourse itself to place bets. The main fixtures are all currently covered on SkySports betting as well as WilliamHill, not to mention the on-site BangorBet systems.