Summer Festival of Racing at Down Royal

    Down Royal Summer Festival of Racing takes place on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June, with the Magners Derby the highlight of the Flat card on Saturday, the richest flat race in Northern Ireland, with a prize fund of €100,000.  

    It is no less competitive away from the racetrack with the Magners Best Dressed Lady competition also taking place on the Saturday. The competition is open to all, with the winner going home with a once in a lifetime prize of four nights in Iceland including a tour to see the Northern Lights.  The gates open at 12pm on Saturday, with the first race at 1:55pm. 

    On Friday 22, the first race is at 5.45pm, gates open at 3.30pm. The ever popular Punters Pack on Friday includes marquee access, racecard, a pint of Magners and a £5 matched bet, setting you up for a super evening’s racing. 
    The Dark Horse Wine Bar and marquee will be open to all racegoers over the two days, offering a summer selection of tapas. There will be an additional marquee cover between the two grandstands offering sheltered bar and food facilities.

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