Summer race evening set for Down Royal

T.G.I. Friday 'Jockey' Meagan Green (pictured right), Mike Todd, General Manager of Down Royal Racecourse, and Eimhear Daly, Magners Brand Manager for Tennent's NI, look forward to a Friday evening feast of racing at the Magners July Race Evening on 24 July.
T.G.I. Friday 'Jockey' Meagan Green (pictured right), Mike Todd, General Manager of Down Royal Racecourse, and Eimhear Daly, Magners Brand Manager for Tennent's NI, look forward to a Friday evening feast of racing at the Magners July Race Evening on 24 July.
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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 8.45pm the competition on-track will be hot, while the atmosphere off track is relaxed and easy in keeping with the balmy weather.

Looking forward to the refreshing treat of a summer evening race at Down Royal, Eimhear Daly, Magners brand manager at Tennent’s NI, says: “Magners, of course, goes hand in hand with any social and sporting occasion and a night at the races blends the two perfectly. The Magners Race Evening always has a special air of seasonal excitement to it and a glass or two of perfectly chilled Magners over ice will help race-goers with a little extra sparkle.

“Summer is the perfect showcase for the crisp, refreshing flavour and natural character of Magners and with Original, Light, Pear, Berry and the new Magners Forbidden Flavours of Strawberry & Lime and Cloudy Lemon to choose from, there’s a Magners variant for every palette: a sure thing, as we say in racing circles!

“With the evening’s racing perfectly timed to pop along after a hard day in the office it is a great excuse for a night out, but remember to book your ticket as we expect it to be busy. As we say at Magners, it’s not a moment too soon.”

Mike Todd, general manager at Down Royal Racecourse, says: “We have been delighted to have seen our summer evening meetings at Down Royal grow hugely in popularity in recent years. Our annual Magners Race Evening provides fans – and racing ‘newbees’ – with a great opportunity to kick back and relax after a tough week at work in true Thank Goodness It’s Friday spirit. We have some fantastic racing lined up for them to enjoy so the forecast for this summer highlight is looking great.”

Volunteers from PIPS, the nominated charity of employees at Tennent’s NI, will be collecting on the evening. The charity delivers suicide prevention and bereavement support services, counselling and therapies throughout Northern Ireland.

Entrance to the Magners July Race Evening costs £10 per person or £23 for a punter’s pack. Hospitality packages also on offer. For further details or to book, visit www.downroyal.com.