Summer racing glamour at Downpatrick

DOWNPATRICK RACES RI Farm
ON TO A WINNER: Paul Carberry, wearing the pink jersey, went on to win. PICTURE: Healy Racing

DOWNPATRICK Racecourse has summer entertainment covered for all the family, with possibly the biggest and best Family Fun Race Day in Ireland taking place on Monday, July 15.

August is shaping up to be a month of unprecedented glamour as the racecourse hosts not one but two days of style, with Style Sunday on August 11 and the hugely popular Ladies Day on Monday, August 26.

Family Fun Race Day – Monday, July 15:

Racing may not always be viewed as one for the kids, however Downpatrick Racecourse pulls out the stops year after year to show that even the youngest members of the family can have a fantastic day out and enjoy some unbelievable attractions alongside seven action-packed races.

This year Downpatrick Racecourse will not disappoint its crowds as the whole family can enjoy such attractions as The TrialStar Motorcycle Display, on track Zorbing, Falconry Displays, Lama Walks, Children Entertainment Zone and so much more! Almost all of which are free.

It is advised to get down early to make the most of the attractions before racing starts. Gates open at noon and first race 3pm approximately. Pre book online before Saturday, July 13, to reserve your Family Day Admission Ticket for only £20 with reserved complimentary Kids Goodie Tokens.

Style Sunday – August 11:

August is Style Month at Downpatrick Racecourse and there are four fantastic prizes up for grabs spread over two days. Style Sunday, August 11, has two prizes not to be missed: Most Stylish Hat & Accessories Competition where the winner will win a trip to the eternal city of Rome for three nights in a luxury 4* hotel for two people. This fantastic package includes hand luggage and assigned seating, accommodation in the 4* Grand Hotel Plaza with a Colosseum Guided Tour.

The second competition is the Winner Alright Ladies Upstyle Hair Competition with an awesome three nights stay for two in the 4* Melia Alicante Hotel on the Costa Blanca going to the winner. With seven adrenaline-filled races and hotly contested prizes, it is advised you pre book tickets early. Gates open 12.15pm, first race 2.15pm approximately.

Ladies Day – Bank Holiday Monday August 26:

The Style Awards just keep coming at Downpatrick as on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26, the Racecourse showcases even more glamour with its extremely popular Ladies Day.

This day each year is one of the highlights of the racing calendar as the prizes for the Most Appropriately Dressed Lady & Best Dressed Gent get battled out.

This year the winner of the Most Appropriately Dressed Lady Competition will win a luxury seven nights sun-soaked trip for two to the Caribbean in the beautiful Dominican Republic.

Not to be outdone by the ladies, the Best Dressed Gentleman Competition also has an unbelievable prize with the winner taking home a breath-taking Greek isle cruise for two people.

This is a fabulous seven-night Greek Isle/Croatia Cruise with full board included. Gates open 12.30pm and the first race is 2.45pm approximately.

For further details on what is on at Downpatrick Racecourse and how to get in touch please check out the website: www.downpatrickracecourse.co.uk

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