Downpatrick Races

Downpatrick Racecourse is a right-handed, pear-shaped track used predominantly for National Hunt horse racing over jumps. Based in County Down, Northern Ireland, it is used from March to October.

Situated 24 miles south of Belfast, it is the easternmost venue for the sport on the island of Ireland, but a somewhat sharp and yet undulating course with a short, stiff uphill finish.

Fences in Downpatrick races can be tricky for horses, while the hurdles have to be jumped at an angle due to their positioning on the track.

A full circuit of the course is about a mile-and-a-quarter, with the high-profile event being the Ulster National Handicap Chase over an extended three-and-a-half miles in March.

Downpatrick Racecourse Fixtures And Events 2021

jan 2021
feb 2021
mar 2021
apr 2021
may 2021
jun 2021
jul 2021
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oct 2021
nov 2021
dec 2021
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SUN 21st Mar Downpatrick
Turf Jump Afternoon
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FRI 7th May Downpatrick
Turf Jump Evening
FRI 21st May Downpatrick
Turf Jump Evening
SAT 12th Jun Downpatrick
Turf Jump Afternoon
SUN 13th Jun Downpatrick
Turf Jump Afternoon
TUE 13th Jul Downpatrick
Turf Jump Afternoon
SUN 8th Aug Downpatrick
Turf Jump Afternoon
MON 30th Aug Downpatrick
Turf Jump Afternoon
FRI 17th Sept Downpatrick
Turf Jump Afternoon
FRI 8th Oct Downpatrick
Turf Jump Afternoon
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There are no events this month

Downpatrick Races Tips

  • Noel Meade has the best strike rate of trainers at Downpatrick Racecourse in the five seasons from 2015-16 to 2019-20 with 30 per cent. It has paid to follow his stable. Gordon Elliot trained the most winners at this venue in the same period of time, however, with 60 from about 300 runners.
  • Davy Russell is the top jockey in Downpatrick races over that spell with a 28 per cent win ratio. That puts him ahead of Sean Flanagan and Jack Kennedy who have both ridden winners at a 20 per cent strike rate.
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Downpatrick Racecourse Behind Closed Doors

Downpatrick races are currently being run behind closed doors because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. This is set to be reviewed and updated in line with government advice, with Downpatrick Racecourse keen to welcome back punters as soon as it is safe to do so.

It’s still worth checking Downpatrick races fixtures because the decision to allow spectators in could change. If you book tickets to a Downpatrick Racecourse event that is then moved to behind closed doors, refunds will be processed through the official course website.

Downpatrick Races Contact Info

Downpatrick Racecourse
24 Ballydugan Road,
Downpatrick,
County Down,
Northern Ireland,
BT30 6TE
T: +44 (0)28 4461 2054
W: https://www.downpatrickracecourse.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DownpatrickRacecourse
Twitter: @DownpatrickRace