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Down Royal a dead cert to beat the Boxing Day blues.


25 Nov 2014

 

A warm welcome awaits racing fans this Christmas


As traditional as mince pies and Christmas pudding, Down Royal is preparing to welcome thousands of racegoers to the County Down course for the annual Boxing Day race meeting, one of the most popular and fun days out in Northern Ireland's sporting and social calendar.

This popular fixture will feature one of the best hunter chases in Ireland, the Silks@downroyal Hunter Chase, with the first three horses home in the Fox Hunters at Cheltenham, all runners in this race at Down Royal last year.  

Steeped in tradition and heritage, Boxing Day at Down Royal has been entertaining and enthusing racing fans for decades. A recently-completed refurbishment programme guarantees unrivalled facilities for the thousands expected at the County Down venue. 

Down Royal Manager, Mike Todd, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the adrenaline, energy and excitement of National Hunt Racing. Boxing Day at Down Royal is well established as a traditional fixture in the racing calendar, and one that has grown in popularity over the years. 

"This event rounds off a fantastic year of racing here at Down Royal, with world-class racing and the completion of a refurbishment project which has proved a major hit with visitors. We look forward to another great year of racing in 2015.”
 
The first race starts at 12.30pm and the final race is at 3.30pm.


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