Bangor-On-Dee’s new Owners and Trainers facility has received regular acclaim since its opening in March 2017. Visiting trainer Kim Bailey shared his experience, following a visit to the course on Saturday 22 April.
Read an excerpt from his blog below and follow the link for the full piece.
“Bangor on Saturday was special. No, we did not have a winner although annoyingly perhaps we should have; we had to settle for two seconds and a third from our three runners.
What was special was their new Owners and Trainers Facility.
I defy any small racecourse to do better. In fact, I would challenge any racecourse outside a grade one to do better. Come to think about not many Grade One racecourses outside Ascot or Cheltenham are better.
Hopefully, it is the way modern thinking racecourse will head. Enticing owners to run their horses at racecourses that look after and appreciate owners who bring their horses to race on their racecourse. Let’s hope racecourses like Wetherby (when they have finished building their new grandstand) will do the same....
Stable staff were not forgotten either. Market Rasen started the trend of looking after staff by giving free meals and now many are following… again appreciating those who look after the horses who are of course the reason why we go racing... All in all Hats OFF TO Bangor. Their web site says it all.
Bangor Saturday and the sun was shining. Another canteen that provides good quality food for free. It seems that more racecourses are doing this which is nice to see.”