The first day of the Northern Ireland Festival of Racing,
Friday 31st October, promises to be a meeting of the higher calibre.
Offering one of the most exciting renewals of the Grade 3 European
Breeders Fund Lough Construction Ltd. Mares Novice Hurdle of recent years, 7 of the 13 preliminary entries have been in the prize money on their last
Four horses have
been winners of their pr...
Down Royal & Indigo Ivy Competition
Down Royal are teaming up again with tweed specialists, Indigo Ivy, to offer you the chance to win one of their Cairngorm Gilets. The Gilet is the perfect addition to your Down Royal Festival outfit and the winner will have the choice of a Gilet in one of 3 fabulous colours, Mulberry (pink), Moss green and Sky blue.
To enter this unique D...
Belfast-based solicitor and Down Royal
Committee member Joe Rice may be more familiar with a court than a race course,
but his association with Down Royal goes back decades. Horses played a big part
in his life growing up near Armagh, and his Turf Accountant father Teddy Rice
regularly took him along to the race meetings at the County Down venue.
"My formative years are full of won...
Crossgar-based trainer Colin McBratney has
been producing winners at his Raffrey yard for the past 20 years. He’s raced
all over Ireland, but says Down Royal is his lucky charm. Colin has had 10
winners on the course over the past decade and hopes to have up to eight of his
horses running at the festival which starts on the 31st of October.
"I’m very confident about a ...
Trainer Gordon Elliott won the JNwine.com Chase last season with Roi Du Mee and he is hoping he can line up again in this year¹s renewal. Down Royal has been a lucky track for the Co. Meath based trainer.
Triumph Hurdle winner Tiger Roll is set to be one of the stars on
show at the Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal next week. Gordon Elliott's star hurdler is in good form following his recent Cheltenham success.
Get your coat, you've pulled.....
The original and best Punters' Pack has had a facelift. We've teamed up with Award Winning, Hannan Meats, to deliver you a gourmet pulled pork sandwich as part of our Festival Punters Pack. The £25 Punters Pack is designed to set you up for a day at the races, leaving you free to focus on enjoying the unique Down Royal Festival experience and hopeful...
It’s all about the winning at the two day Northern
Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal starting on the 31st of
October. We’ve a bottle of champagne up for grabs for a champion selfie. Tweet us a winning picture (whether it’s
your smile, or even the cup you won for Sports Day in p2, as long as it’s
something that signifies "winning” to you), using the...
I’m sure you’ll all agree that 2014 has flown by and with
only 15 Friday’s to Christmas many of us are looking ahead to 2015.
Here at the racecourse we are no exception and have our
fixture dates in place for 2015 for another year’s succession of buzzing race
meetings at the County Down racecourse . . .