The Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is gearing up for its final meet of the season - the Corbettsports Christmas Special.

The Christmas special at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse will be held on Friday, December 15 with gates opening at 10.30am. 

The race day schedule includes seven events and is set to be a special festive occasion.

Event organisers from Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse said: "Bangor-On-Dee’s unique set-up allows spectators to continue to enjoy this noble, historic and thrilling sport as the Christmas festivities begin, in an entirely unique way.

"Make this Christmas special, and book today to spend your day at Bangor races."

The Leader: Will you be attending the last race meet of the year at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse?Will you be attending the last race meet of the year at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse? (Image: PA)

Ahead of next Friday's (December 15) race meet, here is all you need to know from how to but tickets to the dress code at the racecourse.

Are there any tickets left for the Corbettsports Christmas Special at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse?

All hospitality options for the Corbettsports Christmas Special at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse are sold out. 

However, there are still Paddock and Open Course tickets available that can be purchased on the racecourse's website here.

Tickets prices:

  • Paddock - £19 (on-day price: £22)
  • Open Course - £9 (on-day price: £12)

Raceday schedule

There are set to be seven races for The Corbettsports Christmas Special:

  • 12:20 pm - The Corbettsports Handicap Steeple Chase
  • 12:55 pm - The Weatherbys Handicap steeple chase
  • 1:30 pm - The Alfa Aggregate Products Golden Spurs steeple chase
  • 2:05 pm - The Corbettsports Handicap hurdle race
  • 2:35 pm - The Corbettsports Novices' hurdle race
  • 3:10 pm - The Weatherbys and Birdie Calendars 'Hands and Heels' Handicap hurdle race
  • 3:42 pm - The JBF Group Open National Hunt flat race

The Leader: There wil be seven races at the Corbettsports Christmas Special.There wil be seven races at the Corbettsports Christmas Special. (Image: PA)

Food and drink at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse

For those not in hospitality, there are a range of food and drink options within the racecourse grounds including The Paddock Enclosure food court.

Racegoers in the open course area are also able to bring picnics (including alcohol) and BBQs are permitted.

Dress code at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse

The Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse website says: "Like fashion, the dress code at Bangor-on-Dee has seasons."

"In winter, it’s especially important to be comfortable and dress for the elements."

It adds: "A good deal of walking is involved and is part and parcel for any racecourse visit, often on grassy ground so please be practical when it comes to footwear and dressing for the elements."

If you are dining in one of the hospitality facilities the racecourse website says you are unable to wear "denim, trainers and sportswear". 

If anyone is attending as part of a celebration (eg Hen or Stag party) they are advised to contact the Box Office (ph: 01244 304 600) for further advice. 

If you are feeling particularly festive you could turn up in your favourite Christmas Jumper and enter the ‘Best Dressed Competition’, for your chance to win an early Christmas present.

Getting to Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse


Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is just 25 minutes from the city of Chester and is well-signposted from the A483 southbound.

If you’re using a Sat Nav, enter the postcode: LL13 0DA.

There is car parking on site at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse which is free to racegoers on race day.


According to the Racecourse website: "A number of taxi firms operate within the local area. It is recommended that you book ahead to ensure your arrival/departure is not delayed."


Wrexham General Station is the closest to the racecourse and a free bus service operates to and from the racecourse on race days.


The Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse website says the Wrexham Council operates a bus service locally. 

A bus timetable with more information and times can be found here.

Weather for the Corbettsports Christmas Special at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse

The weather in Bangor-Is-Y-Coed on Friday, December 15 is set to be favourable for racegoers, according to BBC Weather

At the time of publication, the weather conditions for the Corbettsports Christmas Special at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse were sunny and light winds, with a maximum temperature of eight degrees and a minimum of two for the day.