RACING returns to Bangor-on-Dee on Friday and the meeting is already a SELL-OUT - and there’s no opportunity to pay of the day at the popular North Wales course.

The maximum crowd. will be 1,300 with annual members, owners, only 50 per cent capacity restaurants and 500 general public in attendance.

Racecourse manager Jeannie Chantler said: “We are working in conjunction with our local safety advisory group, the police and the local Covid Enforcement officers with regard to the running of this raceday.

“We are delighted to be able to welcome some spectators back and hope to welcome more as and when the Covid restrictions in Wales allow us to do so.

“There is no opportunity for pay on the day on Friday. Only those who have purchased tickets in advance will gain entry.

“We have sold out of all available tickets and hospitality and there is no bus service for this restricted meeting.

“We hope to go back to free bus service when we are allowed full crowds.”

Friday’s seven race card kicks offat 1pm with the Welcome Back to Bangor-on-Dee Mares Maiden Hurdle where the course’s top trainer and jockey partnership of Donald McCain and Brian Hughes will look to lead from the front with Esme Shelby.