At Down Royal Racecourse
ENJOY A PROPER DAY OUT AT DOWN ROYAL RACECOURSE
Down Royal is a thoroughly modern racecourse with a rich history. Situated just 20 minutes outside of Belfast City, Down Royal traditionally hosts the first Grade 1 steeplechase of the Irish National Hunt season during a two-day Festival of Racing which is usually hosted in late October/ early November.
The two-day Ulster Derby meeting is the focus of the summer season at Down Royal where high-class Flat racing is the name of the game. Other significant race days at Down Royal include the bank holiday meetings on St. Patrick's Day, May Day and St Stephen's/Boxing Day.
Check out Down Royal’s upcoming race meetings and experience a proper day out.
There is free car parking available to everyone attending Down Royal. All car parks are within a 5 minute walk of the turnstiles. Their postcode is BT27 5RW for Sat Nav.
Heuston Station, Dublin has regular trains to Belfast Central Station which is the closest train station to the racecourse. Passengers can then get a bus to the racecourse.
There is a return bus service operating direct from Belfast City Centre provided by Belfast Bus Company and departing from College Square North an hour and thirty minutes before the first race. After racing the bus will return to the City Centre from the racecourse an hour after the last race.
Belfast International Airport is only 27 minutes drive from the racecourse.
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