RACING due to be held at Bangor-on-Dee this week has been called off due to the effects of Storm Debi.

Over the weekend, the Met Office issued a weather warning for strong winds which is in place from 4am until 6pm today (November 13). 

Trains running from Wrexham to Bidston were delayed or cancelled earlier today due to flooding on the tracks.

Now, it has been confirmed that the November meeting due to take place at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse on Wednesday (November 15) has been called off.

A statement says that this is due to a 'waterlogged' surface and in preparation of further rain being forecast by the Met Office.

Guests are set to be refunded for the 'inconvenience' caused.

A statement from the racecourse read: "Following an inspection of the track, unfortunately racing on Wednesday 15th November has been abandoned due to waterlogged ground and further rain forecast."


It added: "We'd like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. All guests will receive a full refund, this will be issued to the lead bookers bank account within 7-10 working days.

"Thank you for your continued support, we hope to welcome you back to Bangor-on-Dee on December 2 for the Early December Meeting."

The Wrexham circuit was due to stage a seven-race card featuring the Listed Yorton’s “Postponed” Mares’ Novices’ Chase and a handful of competitive handicaps.