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Down Royal Racecourse

Down Royal Racecourse

About Down Royal Racecourse

Set in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, Down Royal Racecourse hosts both jurisdictions - Flat and National Hunt, with a total of 12 fixtures throughout the year. Used as the starting point of the season for many high-quality jumps horses and often for British contenders, the Grade 1 Ladbrokes Champion Chase is the centrepiece of the season. Champion stayers, including Don Cossack, Beef or Salmon and Kauto Star are among its roll of honour.

Down Royal racecourse 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 furlong start. The Ulster Derby in June is the most valuable Flat race on its calendar.

There are 10 fences and 8 hurdles on the circuit and the run-in is short, the course and fences are fair and it is an enjoyable experience for both horse and jockey.

History of Down Royal Racecourse

Down Royal is rich in regal history and tradition. It was King James II who began proceedings in 1685, on land donated by Arthur Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, when he founded the Down Royal Corporation of Horse Breeders. This organisation still exists to this day and oversees the operation of the racecourse.

In 1750 the King?s Plate, worth 100 pounds was introduced by King George II and is now run as the Listed Her Majesty?s Plate. In 1993, major upgrades were made to the grandstand, which included modernisation of the current facilities and 14 new VIP boxes, transforming the course into an establishment to be proud of.

Down Royal Fixtures

  • Sun, 17th March, 2024
  • Sun, 14th April, 2024
  • Mon, 6th May, 2024
  • Fri, 31st May, 2024 (e)
  • Fri, 21st June, 2024 (e)
  • Sat, 22nd June, 2024
  • Fri, 19th July, 2024 (e)
  • Fri, 30th August, 2024 (e)
  • Fri, 6th September, 2024 (e)
  • Mon, 30th September, 2024
  • Fri, 1st November, 2024
  • Sat, 2nd November, 2024
  • Thu, 26th December, 2024

Down Royal Latest Results

Tuesday, 23rd Jan 2024

4.00 Down Royal
1st
11/4
2nd
2.25L
6/4fav
3rd
3.75L
5/1
4th
78L
9/1
1600397507
Tote Win €3.75 ; Plc €1.90, €1.40
Trainer , Paul Nolan
Jockey , S F O'Keeffe
Owner , DKCR Partnership
Breeder , Thistletown Stud
Stewards Enquiry -
3.30 Down Royal
1st
10/11fav
2nd
1.25L
22/1
3rd
hd
18/1
4th
16L
16/1
15313419014
Tote Win €1.91 ; Plc €1.10, €5.00, €4.80
Jockey , J W Kennedy
Owner , Declans Bar Syndicate
Breeder , Mr Andrew McNally
2.55 Down Royal
1st
5/1
2nd
6.5L
6/4fav
3rd
3.75L
4/1
4th
5L
9/4
1455263108
Tote Win €6.00 ; Plc €1.60, €1.10, €1.10
Jockey , C P Millar
Owner , Pony Sopranos Syndicate
Breeder , Martin Keating
2.20 Down Royal
1st
11/4fav
2nd
6.5L
11/2
3rd
1.5L
9/2
4th
21L
15/2
14202809016
Tote Win €3.75 ; Plc €1.20, €1.70, €1.30, €2.40
Trainer , Karl Thornton
Jockey , Donagh Meyler
Owner , Derby Bar Syndicate
Breeder , Ronnie O'Neill
1.45 Down Royal
1st
4/1
2nd
10L
4/1
3rd
4L
9/1
4th
3.5L
6/1
1345283309
Tote Win €5.00 ; Plc €2.20, €1.90, €2.80
Beaten Fav Kalanisi Dubh 10/3fav
Trainer , Gordon Elliott
Jockey , J W Kennedy
Owner , Edelle Logan
Breeder , Zcjd Bloodstock
1.10 Down Royal
1st
9/2
2nd
15L
5/4fav
3rd
5.5L
13/2
4th
6.5L
6/1
1310271106
Tote Win €5.50 ; Plc €2.30, €1.50
Trainer , Gordon Elliott
Jockey , J W Kennedy
Owner , Weld-Spec (Glasgow) Ltd & Dee L'Estrange
Breeder , Martin J Dibbs
12.40 Down Royal
1st
8/15fav
2nd
21L
7/2
3rd
0.75L
13/2
4th
17L
50/1
12402746011
Tote Win €1.54 ; Plc €1.02, €1.50, €1.70
Trainer , Gordon Elliott
Jockey , J W Kennedy
Owner , Gigginstown House Stud
Breeder , Mr D Laverty & Mr A Kingham

Down Royal Favourite Statistics

Flat Non-Handicap
TypeRacesFav Wins%Win
2-y-o1416445
3-y-o1496342
4-y-o+461839
Total33614543
Flat Handicap
TypeRacesFav Wins%Win
2-y-o25728
3-y-o1334131
4-y-o+2988930
Total45613730

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Down Royal Racecourse Info

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. Draw no advantage. There are 10 fences (2 ditches) and 8 hurdles on the circuit.

Down Royal Racecourse Contact Details

Maze
Lisburn
Co.Antrim
Tel:004428 92621256
Website: www.downroyal.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
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