Irish Racecourse Information

Down Royal Racecourse

Racecourse Information
Welcome To Down Royal Racecourse
The history of Down Royal goes back over 300 years to the reign of James II. Created by Royal Charter in 1685, The Down Royal Corporation of Horse Breeders was tasked with “Encouraging the Breed in the County of Down”. Undoubtedly the most famous horse to race at Down Royal was the “Byerly Turk” one of the three foundation stallions of the Stud Book. Down Royal Racecourse is the home of the Northern Ireland Festival of Racing
Contact Details
Down Royal Racecourse
Address
Down Royal Racecourse
Maze
Lisburn
Co. Antrim
BT27 5RW
Telephone
48 28 926 21256
Fax
48 28 926 21433
Travel Information
Local Transport Links
By Road
Down Royal Racecourse is situated 2 1/2 miles from Lisburn and 10 miles south of Belfast. It is adjacent to the A1 which is the main Belfast/Dublin route.
Public Transport
Bus from Belfast.
Airport
Belfast City 15.8 km (9.8 miles)
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Facilities
Betting
Tote facilities and bookmakers are available
Parking
Children
Disabled
Enclosures And Grandstands
Grandstand
Tickets:
Food And Drink
Viewing
Dress
Course Details
Flat Course
Down Royal Racecourse Flat Course
Effect Of Draw
Draw no advantage



Down Royal is an almost square right handed galloping track of nearly 2 miles in circumference with a downhill run to the straight and a slight uphill finish to the post. There is a chute for the 5 furs start.
National Hunt Course
Down Royal Racecourse National Hunt Course



Down Royal is an almost square right handed galloping track of nearly 2 miles in circumference with a downhill run to the straight and a slight uphill finish to the post.There are 10 fences (2 ditches) and 8 hurdles on the circuit.
Fixtures
2011
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Date
02 February 2011
17 March 2011
02 May 2011
27 May 2011
17 June 2011
18 June 2011
22 July 2011
26 August 2011
09 September 2011
04 November 2011
05 November 2011
26 December 2011
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