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The Northern Ireland Festival of Racing may be just under a fortnight away, but work starts full time this week to bring together all the elements that make it a truly memorable event for the thousands of race-goers who flock there. Well known publican Willie Jack has been providing hospitality at Down Royal for over twenty years, and knows well the massive amount of work that goes on behi...
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  After the sporadic sunny spell Northern Ireland witnessed this week we’re all assured that summer is just around the corner and it’s only a week until we kick off our spectacular Summer Season of race meetings. Yes, I know it feels like only a blink of an eye since we were living it up over the festive period, but we’re delighted that sunny days are here again jus...
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If you are anything like me and have eaten yourself into a chocolate oblivion over the Easter weekend and being back at work feels like being woken from the dead our May Day race meeting on Monday 5th may is sure to bring you back to life! It’s just over a week away until we’re off to once again join forces with the Daily Mirror bank holiday ladies go free race meeting and the...
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We are currently in the middle of what can only be described as a whirlwind of ecstatic events in the horse racing world; from Cheltenham Festival 2014 and our very own St Patrick’s Day race meeting a few weeks ago, to the Ulster Grand National Day down the road at Downpatrick on Sunday 23rd March . The dust hasn’t even settled and we’re only days away from the Grand Nati...
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It has been a long and dreary month for many of us as Christmas is nothing but a distant memory, we can’t even remember when the last pay day was and the next bank holiday is nowhere in sight! With just seven days to go to the first race meeting of 2014, this certainly isn’t the case at Down Royal as the team gears up for our February Race Meeting taking place next Wednesday (5...
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What does Down Royal have in store for 2014? If you have returned to work today and are suffering from a serious bout of the January blues, have had your fill of turkey sandwiches, Quality Street, Christmas movies, family get togethers . . . don’t despair just yet! Myself and the rest of the Down Royal team are putting the finishing touches to an exciting schedule of race meet...
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This time next week we will all be filled to the brim with turkey, booze, festive cheer and the Down Royal team will have welcomed thousands of racegoers to the racecourse for the annual Boxing Day races. Boxing Day at Down Royal is a big Christmas tradition for many families, socialites and racing enthusiasts who make the annual trip to our County Down racecourse. If you fancy ...
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Well as the last week of November approaches many of us are now thinking of our plans for Christmas and preparations are in full swing at Down Royal catering for all of those who partake in a big Christmas tradition – the Boxing Day races. This will be my first time working on Boxing Day and have to admit I’m chomping at the bit knowing I’ll be part of the racecourse buzz! ...
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Well this time last week it was all systems go as myself and the Down Royal Crew were buzzing around the course, suites and offices and I experienced my first ever race meeting.   Some people may view it as a ‘Baptism of Fire’ however it was a fabulous adrenalin rushing experience as I witnessed local AP Mc Coy winning on home grown soil riding Jezki, fashionista Nicole Caldw...
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As the new Marketing Executive here at Down Royal I'll be blogging on all the goings on from the Racecourse, and ensuring you are first past the post with news coming up to our twelve race days throughout the year.   Yes it's all systems go here at the Down Royal Racecourse with less than two weeks to go to Northern Ireland's Festival of Racing 2013 on 1st and 2nd of November. ...
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Good luck Cheltenham Festival today for Down Royal festival winners

17th Mar 2017

Good luck Cheltenham Festival today for Down Royal festival winners, Mega Fortun...

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Daily Mirror Northern Ireland St Patrick's Day race meeting today - Tickets available at the turnstiles on arrival

17th Mar 2017

Daily Mirror Northern Ireland St Patrick's Day race meeting today - Tic...

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