:::The Going: The ground @Downroyal is good to yielding showers forecast throughout the day ::: Posted 3rd Nov 2018

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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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Super exciting 3 part documentary from the BBC Northern Ireland team on the Down Royal Corporation of Horsebreeders and their final year at the Maze Racecourse

3rd Dec 2018

Super exciting 3 part documentary from the BBC Northern Ireland team o...

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Boxing Day Race Meeting at Down Royal Wednesday 26th December - First Race 12.20pm (approx.) and Admission 15

12th Nov 2018

Boxing Day Race Meeting at Down Royal – Wednesday 26th December - First...

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Highlights from 3rd February