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Noel Meade’s Monksland is all set for next weekend's JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal, with the trainer expecting a massive improvement from his reappearance win at Galway earlier this month.   Monksland won the Ryans Cleaning Chase by a head from the Henry de Bromhead-trained even-money favourite Marinero, with the pair pulling ten lengths clear of the third, and in a ...
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A stellar line up has been announced for the JNWine.com (Grade 1) Champion Chase at the Down Royal Festival of Racing, 4th and 5th November 2016, with the calibre of entrants comparable to a Formula One event coming to Northern Ireland.     The JNWine.com (Grade 1) Champion Chase, taking place at Down Royal on Saturday 5th November, will be the first Grade 1 race of the Nationa...
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  A €50,000 prize fund has been confirmed for the Grade 2 Hurdle on Day 1 of the Down Royal Festival of Racing taking place Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November.   The action packed Grade 2 Hurdle on the first day of this year’s Festival, which is once again sponsored by ‘WKD’, has attracted a wealth of talent over the years including the legendary AP McCoy, wi...
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  Down Royal Racecourse has appointed Belfast-based French Village as its new catering partner in a move which will significantly enhance and expand the culinary offering to racegoers. French Village delights can be enjoyed by all at the Races – from small plates and snacks in the Dark Horse Wine Bar to three course meals in the hospitality suites and boxes. Mike Todd,...
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Paul Nicholls has nominated the JNWine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal next month as the starting point for his multiple Grade 1-winning chaser Silviniaco Conti.   Silviniaco Conti endured something of an indifferent campaign by his own lofty standards last season, pulled-up in both the King George and the Grand National, but he showed that plenty of ability remained intact with a w...
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  Open to all ladies attending the JNwine.com Ladies Day on Saturday 5th November, the incredible prize significantly raises the stakes for the coveted Victoria Square Best Dressed Lady title. The prize includes:   -       A pair of return flights from Dublin to Cape Town -       5 nights bed and breakfas...
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DOWN ROYAL  Friday, September 10 (First Race: 4.00pm)     Staying is the name of the game in the West Coast Cooler Fashion Week Ulster Cesarewitch (7.05) at Down Royal on Friday evening as the trip is two miles and two furlongs and Automated should have little difficulty getting the marathon trip given that he was in action over two miles and six furlongs at Kill...
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Fashionistas in all their finery are set to flock to Down Royal Racecourse this Friday 9th September to compete for the coveted title of ‘Best Dressed Lady’ at the West Coast Cooler Race Evening.    Female racegoers will be putting their best, and most stylish, foot forward to compete for not only the prestigious ‘Best Dressed’ title, but an incre...
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 £25 French Village Tapas, wine & Marquee pack and includes: Admission Entrance to Dark Horse Wine Bar & Cafe Marquee 2 plates of tapas 1 glass of house red or white wine Book now at http://www.downroyal.com/fixture/west-coast-cooler-race-evening-89 ...
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DOWN ROYAL Friday, August 26 (First Race: 4.35pm)   Down Royal is the destination for a seven-race jumps card on Friday evening and there is some quality National Hunt action, featuring the Kerry Foods Rated Hurdle (5.45) which is worth €16,000 in prize-money.    There is no trainer in better form right now than Edward O'Grady whose last four runners have all be...
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