Horse Racing

Hire a races minibus from Londonderry Minibus and you'll be attending local races in style. We are able to cater to the needs of small as well as larger groups of race-goers, with our fleet of modern vehicles. There aren't any racecourses in Londonderry itself, but we can provide transportation to Downpatrick Racecourse in County Down, or Down Royal near Lisburn.

Horse racing is an enthralling and exciting sport, especially if you've made a bet or two, and being able to enjoy it with friends, family or business acquaintances, without the stress of driving is ideal. Whether you're interested in flat or jump racing we can get you to the racecourse in time for the first race. Taking you home again when the fun is over.

Downpatrick Racecourse only stages National Hunt racing, much like many of Ireland's other racecourses. The most important race of the season is the Ulster National Handicap 'Chase', run over 3 miles 4 furlongs. Other events taking place at this racecourse include:

  • Ulster National Raceday – Sunday 25th March
  • Viva Las Vegas Raceday – Friday 4th May
  • Friday Nights Alright Raceday – Friday 18th May
  • Two Days of Fun Raceday – Saturday 16th June
  • Style Sunday Raceday – Sunday 17th June
  • Family Fun Raceday – Friday 13th July
  • Keep it Country Raceday – Sunday 12th August
  • Ladies Day Raceday – Monday 27th August
  • Get Ready for Autumn Raceday – Friday 28th September
  • End of Season Raceday – Friday 12th October

Down Royal Racecourse is located near Lisburn and the most important race held here is the Champion Chase, held as part of the Northern Ireland Festival of racing. If flat racing is your preferred event you'll want to be attending the annual Ulster Derby.

For transportation needs to and from any of the above events get in touch with us here at Londonderry Minibus and we can meet your horse racing event needs.

Horse Racing

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