:::The Going: Update Going is Good, watering to maintain ::: Posted 3rd May 2019

Race Day

Down Royal Race Evening



  • Gates


  • First Race

    5:45pm (approx)

    Last Race

    8:30pm (approx)

  • Card Type

    National Hunt

  • Ticket status


Race Information

Entrance £10


Punters Pack £23

Entrance Ticket


Pint of Tennents

£5 MATCHED Bet with Sean Graham or Pat O'Hare Bookmakers

French Village BBQ option.


Taste @Down Royal

A new and unique hospitality offering at Down Royal Racecourse which incorporates the best of Northern Irish Produce along with the thrilling experience of being at the races. This relaxed dining option will be hosted in the newly refurbished Moscow Flyer Suite. This suite offers both direct access onto the grandstand overlooking the finishing straight and a balcony overlooking the Parade Ring. There is no designated seating in the suite and it is laid out in such a way to encourage you to relax and mingle with fellow racing enthusiasts as you enjoy light taster bowls of hot food served before racing. During racing the dessert and cheese tables will be open for grazing!

To summarise, the exciting new Taste @downroyal package costs £56 per person and includes:
 - Entrance to the racecourse
 - Racecard to check the runners and riders
 - Premium located suite
 - Taster menu showcasing the best of Northern Irish Produce including dessert and artisan cheeses.

Sample Summer Menu for Taste @ Down Royal:

Amuse Bouche
Smoked Glenarm Salmon, Whipped Horseradish Creams & Capers on Knotts Foccacia Bread

Bowl Foods
Crispy Belly of Rodgers Pork with Cauliflower Puree
Ewings East Coast Cod with Pea Puree and a Chunky Chip
Portavogie Prawns with Garlic and New Comber Potatoes
Prime Castlereagh Hills Beef in a Bushmills Cream with Benburb Wild Mushrooms and Horseradish Mash
North Down Vegetables in a light tempura batter, sweet & sour glaze with julienne of carrot & leek and stir- fried noodles

Cheese Table
Selection of N.I. Cheeses, chutney, apples, celery & Dittys oatmeal biscuits
( Kearney\'s Ards Peninsular Lightly Veined Blue Cheese - Fivemiletown Boilie Goats Cheese - Ballyoak - Ballybrie,Coleraine Cheddar - Causeway Coast Mature Drumkeel & Dulse )

Dessert Table
Strawberry Tiramisu with Strawberry Blond Ice Cream
Mango Mousse with Fresh Pineapple
Black Forest Log, Marinated Sour Cherries, Kirsch Whipped Cream, Fresh Raspberries

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