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Classy Entries for the Grade 1 JNWine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal

Classy Entries for the Grade 1 JNWine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal

| October 11, 2015

Very classy entries for the Grade 1 JNWine.com Champion Chase Saturday 31st October – the first Grade 1 contest of the 2015/16 National Hunt Season. Twenty one horses have been entered for what looks like a mouth-watering renewal of the Grade 1 JNWine.com Champion Chase. There are eight entries from Great Britain including the 2015 [...]

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Equestrian News NI Out of Office

Equestrian News NI Out of Office

| August 24, 2015

The Equestrian News NI office will be closed until the end of September due to staff holidays and essential website maintenance. If you would like to get in touch with us, please email info@equestriannewsni.co.uk and we will reply on our return. Thank you for your continued readership as we promote and report on equestrian activities [...]

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Here Comes Summer, Magners And Horse Racing at Down Royal

Here Comes Summer, Magners And Horse Racing at Down Royal

| July 15, 2015

The height of Summer marks the height of excitement at Down Royal on Friday 24 July when the Magners Race Evening celebrates the Sport of Kings in seasonal style.   Down Royal will take advantage of July’s extended daylight to run one of the year’s most exciting major flat race meetings. From approximately 5.50pm through to [...]

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NI’s Richest Flat Race Magners Derby A Racing Certainty For Down Royal

NI’s Richest Flat Race Magners Derby A Racing Certainty For Down Royal

| June 17, 2015

The Magners Ulster Derby, the richest flat race in Northern Ireland, is set to be the highlight of the 2015 Down Royal Festival of Summer Racing on Saturday 20th June.   The prize pot of €100,000 ensures that the Magners Derby annually entices the cream of the runners and riders, chasing the honours over a distance of 1 [...]

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CAFRE Students Tara Armstrong and Martin Rice Join HRI as Navan and Fairyhouse Interns

CAFRE Students Tara Armstrong and Martin Rice Join HRI as Navan and Fairyhouse Interns

| June 11, 2015

Tara Armstrong from Lisburn, Co Antrim and Martin Rice from Downpatrick, Co. Down have been selected as the Navan Racecourse and Fairyhouse Racecourse Student Interns, through the Horse Racing Ireland Internship Programme They will commence their twelve-week work placements at the tracks next Monday, June 8th. This is the second year of the HRI Student [...]

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Horse Racing Ireland CEO Brian Kavanagh Re-Elected as Vice Chairman of IFHA

Horse Racing Ireland CEO Brian Kavanagh Re-Elected as Vice Chairman of IFHA

| June 10, 2015

During its meeting at the 2015 Pan American Conference, the Executive Council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) re-elected for a term of three years, incumbent Chairman Louis Romanet and current Vice-Chairmen Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges (Asia), Jim Gagliano (Americas), and Brian Kavanagh (Europe). The term will encompass October 2015 through October 2018. Following the [...]

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Lexus Belfast Revs up the Style Stakes at Down Royal

Lexus Belfast Revs up the Style Stakes at Down Royal

| June 9, 2015

Roman holiday up for grabs the Down Royal and Lexus Belfast best dressed Lady   Fashionistas and racing fans alike will be under starter’s orders for this year’s two-day Summer Festival of Racing at Down Roya lon the 19th and 20th of June, as it’s confirmed that Lexus Belfast, part of the Charles Hurst group, will sponsor [...]

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East Down Pt to Pt  Horseman’s Evening At The Races 5th June

East Down Pt to Pt Horseman’s Evening At The Races 5th June

| May 27, 2015

East Down Hunt P2P Committee are having a Fundraiser at Downpatrick Race Course on Friday 5th June 2015 with the following itinerary.  If you would like to book a table, please contact Donna on 07802 333813. 3.45pm                       Turnstiles Open.           4.30pm                       Hospitality Suite Opens. 5.30pm approx          Racing Tips from Celebrity Tipster [...]

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Barclay Communications’ Gentlemans’ Race Evening

Barclay Communications’ Gentlemans’ Race Evening

| May 21, 2015

Celebrating all gentlemen out there with a flair for fashion – Ladies welcome too! Down Royal and Barclay Communications are excited to launch another first in Irish racing – the Barclay Communications’ Gentlemen’s Race Evening at Down Royal on Friday 29th May. A thrilling all National Hunt card of racing is accompanied by a host of [...]

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Sun Shine and Crowds at Randox Point to Point

Sun Shine and Crowds at Randox Point to Point

| May 4, 2015

The annual Randox Point-to-Point at Crumlin, once again attracted bumper crowds who turned out for the two day point-to-point steeplechases. Situated on what is widely regarded as the premier point-to-point track on the island of Ireland, the weekend’s event (24th and 25th April) did not disappoint with multiple All Ireland Champion Derek O’Connor registering a double on [...]

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Daily Mirror May Day Race Meeting at Down Royal Monday 4th May

Daily Mirror May Day Race Meeting at Down Royal Monday 4th May

| April 24, 2015

Celebrate this May Day bank holiday at the races with the Daily Mirror and Down Royal for the annual May Day race meeting. Our gates will open at 12pm ahead of the first race kicking off at 2.25pm (approx.) right through to the seventh and final race at 5.40pm (approx.). General admission is £12 for [...]

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Randox Point to Point Getting Set for 24th and 25th April

Randox Point to Point Getting Set for 24th and 25th April

| April 16, 2015

Global biotechnology firm Randox is delighted to once again host the Killultagh, Old Rock and Chichester Hunt Point-to-Point Steeplechases at Crumlin, County Antrim. The Randox Point-to-Point will take place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th of April, at Largy Road in Crumlin, on what many have described as the premier Point-to-Point track on the island [...]

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Daily Mirror St Patrick’sDay Race Meeting at Down Royal Tues 17th March

Daily Mirror St Patrick’sDay Race Meeting at Down Royal Tues 17th March

| March 10, 2015

On Tuesday 17th March, Down Royal Racecourse and the Daily Mirror will host the Daily Mirror St Patrick’s Day race meeting at Down Royal Racecourse. Gates are set to open at 12noon with the first of a seven race card at 2:25pm (approx.) and final race at 5:50pm. Admission is £12 and children under 16 gain [...]

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Down Royal Transferred to Wednesday 11th February 2015

Down Royal Transferred to Wednesday 11th February 2015

| February 5, 2015

The Down Royal Meeting, which was scheduled for Wednesday 4th February but was cancelled due to frost, will now take place on Wednesday 11th February 2015. This meeting will close for fresh entries on Thursday 5th February with declarations to run to be made by 10am on Tuesday 10th February and the same programme of [...]

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Irish Racing Shows Growth in Key Areas in 2014

Irish Racing Shows Growth in Key Areas in 2014

| January 15, 2015

Growth in Bloodstock Sales and Exports, Tote Turnover, Attendances and Commercial Sponsorship Ownership and Horses-in-Training Remain a Challenge 2014 was another successful year for the Irish bloodstock industry, with sales of €147.4 million representing double-digit growth for the fourth year in a row, according to Horse Racing Ireland’s (HRI) annual statistics. Other highlights: • Tote [...]

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