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Down Royal Racecourse is a popular day out for all ages. You don’t have to be an avid race-goer, the hooves thundering are sure to get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping.

Visit Down Royal Racecourse this Boxing Day for an unforgettable day at the races. As one of Christmas's great traditions, the races offer a fantastic opportunity to get your glad rags on and prepare to experience great craic, quality racing and superb horses.

Enjoy a host of fantastic facilities on-site, including the Island Bar fast food counters where you can find a variety of tasty snacks to enjoy while watching the races. Fancy a festive tipple? Look no further than Freemans bar where you can sit back, relax and place your bets. The parade ring provides an excellent opportunity to view the horses and get into the spirit of the event.

Some additional facilities include:

  • Grandstand
  • Tote Hall
  • Toilets
  • Close circuit TV
  • Member’s bar

Children under 14 go free with a ticket holding adult.

Gates: 10:30am

First Race: 12:00pm approx.

Last Race: 3:25pm approx.

Card Type: National Hunt

Covid-19 Information: All patrons who book tickets shall agree to provide either proof of full vaccination, a negative NHS Lateral Flow test taken no more than 48 hours prior to your arrival or a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Please be aware masks will be required indoors unless eating or drinking.

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  • General Admission £20
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 10:30am - 5:00pm

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