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Down Royal

Located four kilometres from the town of Lisburn, County Down, Down Royal racecourse is one of the biggest racecourses in Northern Ireland.

Down Royal has been providing quality horse racing action to the people of Ulster since the 17th century and it has now blossomed into a fantastic venue.  Since its major development programme that started  in 1993, it now offers excellent hospitality facilities, as well as brilliant entertainment for all racegoers.

A sole national hunt track Down Royal's left-handed track is one mile, seven-and-a-half furlongs long with various undulations throughout its entirety.

Notable events at Down Royal are the Northern Ireland Festival of racing which is a two-day meeting holding some top quality jumping action.  The biggest race over the two days is the JNWine Champion Chase, which has seen great winners such as Florida Pearl, Beef or Salmon and Kauto Star.

2014 Down Royal Racecourse Events

Listed below are the main horse racing meetings for 2014 along with any one-off events available at the racecourse.

DateEventTicket Cost/More Information
June
20thSummer Festival - Day OneGrandstand Admission - £12
21stSummer Festival - Day TwoGrandstand Admission - £15
October
31stDown Royal FestivalGrandstand Admission - £12
November
1stDown Royal FestivalGrandstand Admission - £15

Aerial View


Gravelhill Rd, Lisburn, County Antrim BT27 5RW