A DAY at the races can be a memorable occasion for all ages.

We are lucky to be close to several racecourses, although one is long gone in favour of another sport.

In Wrexham, there is Bangor-on-Dee, a left handed jumps racecourse, first used for horse racing in 1859. More than a century and a half later, horses still race on virtually the exact same track.

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The next racing fixture takes place is Ladies Day on Saturday, June 8.

You can find out more details at: bangorondeeraces.co.uk

The ground has pulled in a few famous faces over the years, even Royalty.

Here we look back at some moments and some of the big names from racing and entertainment to have graced the North Wales circuit.

To see more photos from the Leader archives check out our Local Bygones section.

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