Welcome To Downpatrick Racecourse
The first race meeting to be held at Downpatrick was over 300 years ago - 1685. Racing has continued to take place with few breaks since, and on the present course for the last 200 years which is situated one mile away from the centre of this historic town.
A tight, undulating track of 1 1/4 miles; many top National Hunt horses have started their careers at Downpatrick including the dual National winner Rhyme n’ Reason, Cheltenham winners Rathgorman, Tourist Attraction and Sparky Gayle.
Downpatrick is possibly the friendliest course in Ireland with a strong local following. It has a supporters club which was formed in the early ’70s and has raised substantial sums since its inception. Notably, Downpatrick is one of the four racecourses where all races are sponsored.
71 Lismore Road
48 446 12054
48 448 42227
Local Transport Links
Downpatrick is 96 mile from Dublin and 28 miles from Belfast.
Tote facilities and bookmakers are available
Bishops Court 1.9 km (1.2 miles)
Map and Route Finder
Directions and route plan will be displayed on the google maps pages, from here you can print, email and save the map.
Enclosures And Grandstands
Food And Drink
Effect Of Draw
Downpatrick is right handed oval and undulating over the 11 furlongs circuit.The short run in is 1 furlong and all uphill.
National Hunt Course
Downpatrick is right handed oval and undulating over the 11 furlongs circuit.The short run in is 1 furlong and all uphill. There are 5 hurdles and 7 fences.
02 March 2011
27 March 2011
20 May 2011
29 May 2011
13 July 2011
07 August 2011
29 August 2011
21 September 2011
15 October 2011
21 December 2011