PREVIEW (Thursday, April 30)
HURRICANE Fly v Jezki as
you've never known it. The Grade 1 Ladbrokes World Series
Hurdle (5.30) at Punchestown on Thursday will be the scene for Round 9
between the former Champion Hurdle winners but this battle won't be like all
the others as they will clash for the first time ever over three miles.
Hurricane Fly leads Jezk...
Congratulations to Gareth McFadden, winner of our Taste@downroyal Competition for Mirror May Day! Thank you to everyone who entered the competition - full details of the raceday and booking information can be found at
Don't miss your chance to win Taste@downroyal Package for you and a friend for Monday 4th May at Down Royal Racecourse.
This relaxed dining option will be hosted in
the Moscow Flyer Suite. Offering the best of Northern Irish Produce in taster
bowls prior to the first race and dessert and cheese tables available
throughout racing without the restriction of desig...
All our Punters Packs are sold out for the Daily Mirror May Race meeting on Monday 4th May. Admission tickets are still available at £12 and there is some availability in our informal hospitality package, Taste@downroyal costing £49.50 per person. There are limited numbers of admission only tickets available for the Rainbow Communications Suite at £17 each.
landed another winner on his final Aintree Grand National meeting before
retirement when he partnered the Gordon Elliott-trained Don Cossack to a very
easy success in the Betfred Melling Chase, the feature on day two at Liverpool.
Sent off the well-backed 3-1 joint-favourite Don Cossack was given a very
positive ride by the soon to be crowned 20-time champion jockey in Britain and...
NINA CARBERRY got the perfect
test drive around Aintree's National fences this afternoon when she partnered
On The Fringe to a supremely easy victory in the Crabbie's Fox Hunters Chase at
the track. On The Fringe was completing a Cheltenham/Aintree double for
Carberry, trainer Enda Bolger and owner JP McManus and justified strong market
support to return the well-backed 5-2 favourite.
JESSICA HARRINGTON's Jezki
landed the feature race on day one of the Aintree Grand National Meeting when
taking the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle at 3-1 - but not before drama at the last
hurdle when favourite Arctic Fire crashed out while holding a narrow lead over
the eventual winner.
It was a fascinating race with both AP McCoy, on Jezki, and Ruby Walsh, on
Arctic Fire, giving their horses v...
The final declarations are in for the 2015 Crabbie's Grand National, the field of forty runners includes 5 horses who have run at Down Royal:
Portrait King - runner up in the 2015 Weatherbys Printing Handicap Hurdle
Rocky Creek - runner up in 2014 Jnwine.com Champion Chase
First Lieutenant - runner up in 2012 Jnwine.com Champion Chase
Soll - winner of 2012 NIHF Beginner's Steeplechase  ...