:::The Going: The ground @Downroyal is yielding to soft ::: Posted 17th Mar 2017

News & Media


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...
Read More  

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 ...
Read More  

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...
Read More  

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...
Read More  

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 ...
Read More  

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...
Read More  

***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...
Read More  

Terms & Conditions for Down Royal Belfast Live Competition are as follows:- 1. By entering this Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. 2. Entry instructions form part of these Terms and Conditions. Entries submitted with incomplete information, or found to contain invalid information, shall be deemed invalid entries. 3. Entry is open to persons aged 18. ...
Read More  

HURRICANE FLY, twice a winner of the Champion Hurdle, has been retired from racing, his trainer Willie Mullins has announced. In a spellbinding career spanning ten seasons, Hurricane Fly won 24 of his 32 races over hurdles but, most tellingly, 22 of those victories came at Grade 1 level, a world record in horseracing. Mullins took the decision together with the horse's owners George Creight...
Read More  

Following on from a great race meeting on Friday night - we are all set for Belfast Live Summer Race Evening on Friday 11th September featuring best dressed couple prize from the Galgorm Resort & Spa:  2 NIGHT SPA RETREAT Experience the Ultimate in Luxury Relaxation and Wellness Includes: ~ Two night stay in one of our beautifully appointed new Deluxe guestrooms ~ Choice of a...
Read More  

News & Blog

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Take the Down Royal Tour

View our 360 interactive tour and take control as you view the fabulous surroundings and facilities at Down Royal.

View our 360 Tours

Media Gallery

View images from our race days and around the course...

Highlights from 3rd February

Sponsors

Modal

×