Down Royal Racecourse
Located four kilometres from the town of Lisburn, County Down, Down Royal racecourse is one of the biggest racecourses in Northern Ireland.
Down Royal has been providing quality horse racing action to the people of Ulster since the 17th century and it has now blossomed into a fantastic venue. Since its major development programme that started in 1993, it now offers excellent hospitality facilities, as well as brilliant entertainment for all racegoers.
A sole national hunt track Down Royal's left-handed track is one mile, seven-and-a-half furlongs long with various undulations throughout its entirety.
Notable events at Down Royal are the Northern Ireland Festival of racing which is a two-day meeting holding some top quality jumping action. The biggest race over the two days is the JNWine Champion Chase, which has seen great winners such as Florida Pearl, Beef or Salmon and Kauto Star.
Address: Maze, Lisburn, Co Antrim, N Ireland, BT27 5BW
Flat: Right-handed, flat, galloping circuit of one mile seven furlongs.
Road: 16km S of Belfast just off A1, which is the main Belfast-Dublin road
Rail: Regular service from Belfast to Lisburn
Air: Belfast International and Belfast City