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Seven horses eligible for Plus 10 bonus scheme on Friday 24th July      There are seven Plus 10 runners entered in the 5.40pm Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction Maiden at Down Royal on 24 July. The below horses are Fully Qualified (FQ) for Plus 10 bonus Scheme: Dodgybingo Gossip Central ...
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 Exciting Entries for Racehorse to Riding Horse League Final  Down Royal Racecourse is once again proud to sponsor the Racehorse to Riding Horse League which culminates on Sunday 26th July at Lessans Riding Stables, Saintfield. The league offers a super opportunity  for racehorse's to be rehabilitated and retrained as riding horses when their track careers are over.  The qu...
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Entries are in for Magners Race Evening - Friday 24th July ...
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HERE COMES SUMMER, MAGNERS AND HORSE RACING   The height of Summer marks the height of excitement at Down Royal on Friday 24 July when the Magners Race Evening celebrates the Sport of Kings in seasonal style.   Down Royal will take advantage of July’s extended daylight to run one of the year’s most exciting major flat race meetings. From approximately 5.50pm through...
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O’Neill launches consultation on horse racing charges on bookmakers Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has launched a consultation on proposals for the rate of charges paid by bookmakers into the Horse Racing Fund (HRF) from 2016 onwards. The HRF, which is administered by DARD, provides financial support for Downpatrick and Down Royal Racecourses, as laid down in The Hors...
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FIELDS OF ATHENRY, runner up in the Magners Derby, was a brilliant winner under Seamus Heffernan of the Listed Challenge Stakes at Leopardstown last night. The 7-4 favourite made virtually all the running for trainer Aidan O'Brien and beat main market rival Silwana by ten lengths. Clearly a high-class prospect, the Ballydoyle runner is owned by Coolmore, who have a nice stayer on their ha...
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COMPETITION TIME - WIN A CASE OF MAGNERS FORBIDDEN FLAVOURS To celebrate the Magners Race Evening at Down Royal on Friday 24th July Magners and Down Royal are teaming up to offer you the chance to win a case of the new Magners Forbidden Flavours.  Magners Original Irish Cider has launched Magners Forbidden Flavours: two new, refreshing and natural ciders, master-brewed using Magners&...
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Down Royal general manager Michael Todd admits seeing the late, great Kauto Star line up at the Country Antrim circuit is the highlight of his career in racing. The legendary steeplechaser had to be put down on Monday after suffering neck and pelvic injuries in a paddock accident. The 15-year-old retired from racing in 2012 having won five King George VI Chases at Kempton and become the first ...
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CALEDON's Andy Oliver has managed to get huge improvement out of Witty Repartee and she followed up her recent win at Leopardstown by landing the EBF Coolmore Stud Ulster Oaks at Down Royal today. The 5-1 shot, owned by Francis Campell, powered up the home straight under Chris Hayes and went on to score by three and a half lengths from Princess Aloof.  ...
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THE Magners Ulster Derby, worth a whopping €100,000 in prize-money, went the way of Botany Bay at Down Royal today. Botany Bay had never won a race of any sort before today but he shed his maiden tag in style as he took the feature of the Flat racing season at Down Royal, which was shown live on BBC, under Niall McCullagh for trainer Charles O'Brien and his mother Jacqueline. Hav...
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Morning Line and Racehorse to Riding Horse Parade Saturday 4th November

3rd Nov 2017

Coming Racing on Saturday 4th November? Get there early to see our Racehorse to ...

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Racing Previews DOWN ROYAL Friday, Nov 4th

3rd Nov 2017

DOWN ROYAL Saturday, November 4 First Race: 12.45   The JNwine.com Ch...

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