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Great craic, quality racing, superb horses.

Hosting 13 race meetings per year and home of the Summer Festival of Racing and the long established two day NI Festival of Racing in November, Down Royal Racecourse is a popular day out for all ages.

You don’t have to be an avid race-goer to enjoy one of these event - the hooves thundering are sure to get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping. Corporately, there’s no better way to woo your clients, or simply appreciate your staff.

Situated close to Belfast and just off the A1, the main Belfast/Dublin road, the racecourse races throughout the year and hosts both National Hunt and Flat racing. The two-day Festival of Racing in November boasts a number of graded races and is the highlight of the year and recognised as the start of the jumping season. The two-day Ulster Derby meeting is the focus of the summer season at Down Royal where high-class Flat racing is the name of the game. Other significant race days at Down Royal include the bank holiday meetings on St. Patrick's Day, May Day and St Stephen's/Boxing Day.

  • Friday 22 July (Summer Race Evening) Approx. 4pm
  • Friday 26 August (Musgrave Race Evening) Approx. 2.30pm
  • Friday 2 September (Grant Thornton Race Evening) Approx. 2pm
  • Monday 26 September (Molson Coors Student Day) Approx. 12pm
  • Friday 4 November (Ladbrokes Festival of Racing Day 1 Featuring the WKD Hurdle) Approx. 11am
  • Saturday 5 November (Ladbrokes Festival of Racing Day 2 Featuring the Grade 1 Champion chase and Ladies Day) Approx. 11am
  • Monday 26 December (Boxing Day Meeting) Approx. 10.30am

For racegoers attending Down Royal, the bars on site include the public bar in the main grandstand, the Dark Horse Wine Bar and Café and an outdoor bar trailer between the grandstands on busier days. If you opt for a general admission ticket, there are plenty of food options on site.

Down Royal has a wide selection of modern facilities and packages to suit all visitors. From Private Boxes to stylish suites Down Royal is an ideal way to celebrate that special occasion, entertain clients or just have a great day out with family or friends.

For more information on packages and prices please see Down Royal's website www.downroyal.com or contact info@downroyal.com for more options.

Fri, 26 Aug 2022 2:30 - 6:30pm
Fri, 02 Sep 2022 2:00 - 6:00pm
Mon, 26 Sep 2022 12:00 - 6:00pm
Fri, 04 Nov 2022 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sat, 05 Nov 2022 11:00am - 4:00pm
Mon, 26 Dec 2022 10:30am - 2:30pm

Down Royal Racecourse

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