Downpatrick Race Course has the deserved reputation of being the
friendliest in Ireland. Horse racing has taken place on this course
for over 300 years. In March 2000 a new covered grandstand and
associated facilities were opened, catering for over 2500 people. The
course has Tote and betting facilities, bar, food, seating, tables.
There are magnificent views of the Mourne Mountains and surrounding
Drumlin (rounded hill) countryside from the new grandstand. The course
is the first in Ireland to have all its races sponsored. Downpatrick
is home of the Powers Ulster National.