The Ladbrokes Festival of Racing takes place at Down Royal Racecourse on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November 2023. The Festival will see top runners and riders from the UK, Ireland and beyond compete at Northern Ireland’s premier racecourse, with a host of complimentary entertainment available on both days.

Racing highlights include the Bottlegreen Grade 3 Hurdle on Friday 3rd and the Ladbrokes Grade 1 Champion Chase on Saturday 4th. With a total prize fund over the two days of €425,000, the title races are sure to lure a strong field over both days.


Down Royal’s famous ‘Best Dressed Lady’ Competition, sponsored by Bottlegreen, takes place on Saturday 4th  of November and the winner will receive the ultimate ‘Shop, Stay and Spa’ weekend experience. 

Incredible Prizes to be won

The winner's package includes a luxurious overnight stay for two at the Culloden Estate & Spa including breakfast, a 50-minute ESPA spa treatment, a bottle of champagne and an eight-course tasting menu with accompanying wine pairings. The winner will then be treated to a shopping spree at Victoria Square with a Personal Shopping Experience, including a complimentary Colour Consultation, and a voucher worth £1,000 – all just in time for the Christmas festivities.

As well as this incredible prize, the top ten finalists will receive bottlegreen goodie bags worth £50. 

Expert Judges

The judging panel for the competition will include, Cool FM Presenter and fashion enthusiast Rebecca McKinney, 2023 Miss Northern Ireland winner Kaitlyn Clarke and Sarah Lawson, Head of Marketing at Bottlegreen Drinks (part of the SHS Group).


  • The Ladbrokes Festival of Racing takes place on 3rd and 4th November. 
  • Gates open at 11am. 
  • Children under 14 go free.