Nothing signals the start of summer more than the Down Royal Festival of Racing. This year’s two dates for your diary are Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June (Magners Ulster Derby Ladies Day) and you better get your best frock on to be in with a chance of winning the unbelievable prize on Day 2. Click here to find out how…

We joined the great and the good at the Dark Horse (perfect venue) to get the celebrations underway. Event sponsor, Magners stopped us getting thirsty and there was some fab fashion on display. It got us thinking that if this is the pre-event, then the main race day will be something else!

We didn’t get any tips, but here are a few horsey jokes to make up for it….

What’s a horse’s favourite TV show?

How do you make a small fortune out of horses?
Start with a large fortune

A horse trudges slowly into a pub and orders a drink.
“Evenin’” says the barman, “why the long face?”

A pony goes to the doctor and tells him, “Doc, I think I’m dying. I have this terrible sore throat.” The doctor assures him, “It’s okay—you’re just a little horse.”


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