:::The Going: Flat Track:Good, Good to firm in places ::: Posted 24th Jun 2017

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Entries are in for the JNWine.com Champion Chase - the field is one of the strongest ever for the 2015 renewal of this highly anticipated first Grade 1 of the National Hunt season in the British Isles. There are 8 GB entries including the 2015 Grand National Winner, Many Clouds, trained by Oliver Sherwood; the 2014 JNWine.com Champion Chase runner up, Rocky Creek, trained by Paul Nicholls who is...
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Luxury stateside break for this year’s winner Northern Ireland’s favourite shopping destination Victoria Square will take the reins at this year’s Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal on October 30th and 31st,   with the Best Dressed Lady competition which takes place on day two of the festival. Victoria Square, home to a host of Northern Ireland&#...
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Throwback Thursday - Templepatrick Quartet - locally trained superstars of the National Hunt World  Florida Pearl Locally-bred near Templepatrick by Mrs Pat MacKean, Florida Pearl had 16 career wins including 9 grade one’s and the RSA at the Cheltenham Festival. He also won the first ever Champion Chase at Down Royal in 1999. Silver Buck Silver Buck, the winn...
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Champions of Racing . . . . The Northern Ireland Festival of Racing will be the highlight of the year for many as Down Royal once again hosts an unprecedented weekend of racing, socialising and networking. The world of National Hunt Horse Racing descends on Northern Ireland for an unmissable event with over 1.5 million people tuning in to watch one of N.I.’s leading sporting spectac...
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Order Of St George rewarded connections for being switched from Doncaster by running away with the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh. The Galileo colt was declared for both Classics but trainer Aidan O’Brien, who won a controversial renewal of the Ladbrokes St Leger with Bondi Beach, withdrew Order Of St George from the British version because of the prospect of more ...
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YOUNG Dublin jockey Gary Halpin has been in fantastic form this year and he continued his hot streak at Down Royal this evening with an 89-1 double on Flirt and Knights Templar. Halpin was having his first ever ride for top trainer David Wachman and he made it a winning one as Flirt battled bravely to a narrow win over Fair Game in the Belfast Live Nursery Handicap. She was returned at odds...
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DOWN ROYAL (Friday, September 11)   THE best is saved until last at Down Royal on Friday evening as the Download the New At The Races App Ulster Cesarewitch Handicap (7.05) concludes a seven-race Flat card. The field of 11 is headed by Grecian Tiger, trained by Dermot Weld who won the race last year with Notable Graduate, but the likely favourite is Whiteout from the Willie Mull...
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Congratulations to Joanne McKinney - Winner of hospitality for 2 on Friday 11th September.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter our competition - hospitality places and punters packs are still available at http://www.ticketgroup.com/whitelabel/downroyal_wl/tickets_for__Summer_Race_Evening__in_Down_Royal_Racecourse/52895362 ...
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Experience the Ultimate in Luxury Relaxation & Wellness   Set in 163 acres of lush parkland and with the spectacular River Maine flowing through the estate, Galgorm Resort & Spa has a truly unique and beautiful setting. September 2015 will see the completion of their latest £15m development. This will include the addition of 48 Deluxe guestrooms and Suites, as well as t...
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***COMPETITION TIME*** With only 1 week to go ‪#‎Downroyal‬ is offering you and a friend the chance to be at the heart of the racing action for the Belfast Live Summer Race Evening on Friday 11th September. The 'Beef or Salmon' Suite is the ultimate destination in racing hospitality offering unrivalled views of the finishing straight. This package includes: Entran...
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Super addition to the BBC presentation team for Down Royal Festival of Racing

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Super addition to the BBC presentation team for Down Royal Festival of Ra...

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