At Downpatrick Racecourse all courses are run right handed on a fairly tight track measuring nearly one mile three furlongs in circumference.
When looking at the course from where the starting line and finishing line are the same, the course bends around into its longest straight section, it then bends again to a smaller straight before the penultimate bend to a similar straight. The course then makes its home turn into a short home straight of only one furlong. The finishing posts are situated directly in front of the Grandstand.
During the national hunt season, five hurdles are laid out around the course. Unusually, there is no hurdle on the short one furlong home straight, instead, the hurdles occupy positions on the three other straight sections described above. There are six steeplechase fences.
Address: Down Royal Racecourse, Maze, Lisburn, Co Antrim, BT27 5BW, UK
Phone: +44 (0)28 9262 1256 (Office, Going & Stabling)
Opening Hour: Mon-Sun 09:00-05:00