Friday 7 February plays host to The Tote's Back Heritage Day at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, a day that welcomes the Tote’s return in a four-year partnership with Chester Race Company.
The UK’s leading pool betting operator will become the exclusive pool betting solution, replacing Bangor Bet, whilst the Bangor Sport Betting Shop will remain in situ.
Why not start your weekend early and enjoy a Friday afternoon of racing?
A visit to Bangor-on-Dee is great fun, whether you’re part of a group or looking to try something new. This fixture offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the thrill of national hunt racing from the only track in North Wales. Seven races are set to entertain racegoers from 1.40pm and gates will open at 11.30am.
At the entry stage, there are some interesting potential contenders. The action begins with the Tote Placepot First Bet of the Day EBF Mares' Novices' Chase. The Jonjo O’Neill trained Annie Mc will be seeking a hattrick of wins over the larger obstacles and was four lengths clear of potential rival If You Say Run on her penultimate start. Midnight Tune is another exciting entry for the in-form Anthony Honeyball yard.
The mare was pulled up on her latest start in the Grade 2 Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock over three miles and will look to re-establish her form back in same sex company. A standout entry in the Tote’s Back Novices’ Hurdle is The Cashel Man; he has classy form to his name, most notably finishing second behind Thyme Hill in a Grade 1 at Newbury on his latest start. Nicky Henderson has also entered Hijack in the other Novices’ Hurdle on the card; the five-year-old is unbeaten in two starts over hurdles.
Final preparations are now underway to get the course in perfect condition ahead of the first meeting of the year for those both on and off the track and the afternoon promises to be a busy fixture.
The charity, Racing to School, will also be in attendance. Their programme offers school children and students a free behind-the-scenes look at the inner-workings of a racecourse on raceday, through visits to racecourses. Alongside the informative workshops within the context of racing to spark additional interest in the sport of horseracing amongst the students.
Tickets for adults start at just £7 per person out on the Open Course*. Take advantage of our ‘Punters Package’ available for this fixture for just £25 per person in advance’. Enjoy a hearty supper of Fish & Chips in the Paddock Enclosure, a racecard and a complimentary tea or coffee voucher to use against one single beverage in The Stable Door'.
Hospitality Packages are now strictly limited with the last few spaces remaining in the Wynnstay Restaurant. Don't miss out, call the team on 01978 782 083 to book your place.
Car parking is available on the day free of charge to all racegoers alternatively if you are travelling by train, a FREE bus service operates from the Racecourse to Wrexham General Station on racedays. The bus leaves the station at 12.10pm and returns 20 minutes after the last race.
For further information and to buy tickets visit www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01978 780 323. Follow @BangorRaces on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the latest information in the run up to raceday.
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*Discounted ticket price available on pre-booked tickets only. If you choose to purchase your tickets on the day, both Open Course and Paddock Enclosure tickets will be subject to a £3 increment, but will not be subject to a booking fee.
'Over 18's only - only available when purchased in advance subject to availability.
+Wrexham General Station is the closest to the Racecourse and a FREE bus service operates from the Racecourse on race days. The bus will leave the station 90 minutes before the first race, priority will be given to rail passengers on a first-come-first-served basis. The bus will return 20 minutes after the last race.