Although taking place on one of the quieter days of the summer jumps season, a Tuesday in early June, Bangor’s Summer Meeting remains very popular indeed and gives local racegoers another fine meeting to attend after the excitement of the flat action at the May Meeting is over at sister track Chester.
Despite the fixture being midweek, over 2,000 people regularly attend the Summer Meeting which marks the end of Bangor-on-Dee’s National Hunt season. A very short break then follows before Ladies Day officially kicks off the new campaign in late July or early August.
The highlight of the day’s racing is the three-mile Handicap Chase in the middle of the card, often a very competitive affair. It is ably backed up by two more Class 4 events; a 2m3½f Handicap Hurdle and another over 2m7f.
A mixture of events being provided for maidens, novices and conditional jockeys means this is a crucial stop-off for summer jumps horsemen.