Bangor

Bangor is a jumps only course in North Wales not far from Wrexham. It is known as being the racecourse without a grandstand.

 

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Course Characteristics:

It is a very tight circuit, 1½ miles round, racing left handed (anti-clockwise) with some undulations. The course is also unusual in that the finishing straight is head-on to the main enclosures, although it is possible to walk down the side of the course beside the finishing post. The big disadvantage of Bangor is there is very little shelter if it rains.

With relatively easy jumps, apart from a tricky open ditch, the horses jumping is not too strongly tested. The track is a turning one with very few straight sections. Being a sharpish track it would normally be expected that front runners are favoured, however the 325 yard run-in does result in some fast finishing types grabbing the spoils on the line.

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Admission (2013 prices):

Bangor operates a dual enclosure policy with a Paddock enclosure (£20) and a course enclosure (£10). Discounts available for advanced booking.

Annual membership £175

There is no formal dress code at Bangor.

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Location:

Warning this is Bangor near Wrexham, not the resort on the North Wales coast … if you get this wrong you wouldn’t be the first, even the occasional horsebox has been seen wending its merry way along the North Wales coast towards the wrong Bangor.

Located on a minor road (B5069) accessible from the A525 Wrexham to Stoke road or the A528 Wrexham to Shrewsbury road.

Ease of public transport access: Difficult (Train then taxi or a single bus transfer)

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Suitability for the first time racegoer: good

Last Reviewed: March 2012

Web site:  www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

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