Down Royal Racecourse
Since the 17th Century Down Royal Racecourse has brought the "Sport of Kings" to generations of people in Northern Ireland - it's a race course steeped in history. Racing horses isn't just something they do at Down Royal, it's a part of their culture, their heritage and their spirit. They live, breathe and sleep it!
At Down Royal, their aim is to provide a top class day out for everyone coming racing, they have refurbished their public bar, all toilets throughout the site are 5* hotel spec, their Dark Horse Wine Bar and Café is open to all racegoers as is the Silks @downroyal Food Bar – selling only Hannans of Moira burgers, sausages and pulled pork. Their hospitality pavilion has been a huge hit with both hospitality and punters pack guests - it is the ultimate networking destination in Northern Ireland as well as offering unrivalled views of the world class racing on show at Down Royal throughout the year.
You just can’t beat a day at the races - thundering hooves, pounding on the track, the multi-coloured flash of jockeys charging towards the finish line and the roar of a crowd rising from their seats to spot the winner. From the moment you enter the free car parks at Down Royal, they want you to have fun and they do their best to ensure that this happens.
Directions to Down Royal Racecourse
FROM BELFAST: M1 to The South and Dublin exit (Junction 8). At roundabout take first exit A101 past B&Q and Sainsburys on left hand side. At roundabout junction with A1 take second exit towards The South and Dublin. Travel up A1 Dual Carriageway to top of hill. Turn right across carriageway (to follow brown heritage signs) before the Hillsborough roundabout. Continue down Harry’s Road to crossroads and go straight through. Continue on the Aghnatrisk Road to next crossroads and turn right onto Kesh Road. Racecourse is about 2 miles further down the road. FROM DUBLIN: Road to Newry (N1 South of the border) then onto the A1 Dual Carriageway to Belfast. At Hillsborough Roundabout continue as for Belfast and take the first turn to left on Harry’s Road and directions are same as above.