Down Royal Plans For Boxing Day Race Meeting

Down Royal makes plans for a Yuletide final fixture

Down Royal makes plans for a Yuletide final fixture

Down Royal Racecourse’s final fixture for 2022 will take place on Boxing Day with Metcollect Limited taking on title sponsorship for a third year running.

Boxing Day is one of the most popular fixtures in Down Royal’s calendar and has become a hugely popular tradition for those seeking a fun day out and some fresh air after the Christmas Day festivities.

Following the recent successful two-day Ladbrokes Festival of Racing, Emma Meehan, Down Royal Racecourse Chief Executive said: “It is evident racegoers are looking forward to this year’s Metcollect Boxing Day fixture with hospitality packages already sold out.

Emma Meehan, Chief Executive at Down Royal Racecourse said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Metcollect for our final fixture of the year.

“Our Boxing Day fixture is already shaping up to be an excellent day out for everyone to continue the Christmas festivities.

Metcollect Limited, the largest cable recycler in Ireland will take on title sponsorship for Down Royal’s final fixture of 2022 for a third year running. Taking place on Boxing Day, Metcollect’s feature sponsorship will include The Metcollect Handicap Steeplechase which will continue to prove hugely popular following the Christmas festivities. Pictured is Geoff Angus, Managing Director of Metcollect and Emma Meehan, Chief Executive at Down Royal.

“With an action-packed racecard expected, we are encouraging customers to book their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment as availability at the turnstiles will be limited.”

Metcollect, the largest cable recycler in Ireland, will take on feature sponsorship of the meeting on Boxing Day which includes The Metcollect Handicap Steeplechase.

Geoff Angus, Managing Director of Metcollect said: “We are delighted to renew our sponsorship with Down Royal for a third year. Being part of such a fast-paced and dynamic sport is exciting and a true reflection of the nature of our business.

“We are looking forward to a great day out on Boxing Day, and would encourage all to come along, enjoy some fresh air and entertainment while doing something a little different this festive season.”

Founded in 2015, Metcollect Limited are specialist recyclers supporting the plumbing, electrical, automotive and construction industries, buying and recycling copper, electrical cable, oil recycling and hazardous wastes.

Currently servicing over 2500 customers across Ireland, last year the company opened a new 14,000 sq ft hazardous waste treatment facility in Belfast.

Emma Meehan added: “Sponsors are hugely important to Down Royal Racecourse – without them it would not be possible for us to put on such top-quality racing for our punters – and we are grateful to Metcollect for their continued support of our Boxing Day fixture.

“As we head into 2023 our overarching objective is to continue to provide the most memorable social experiences for businesses and sports people alike.

“Down Royal Racecourse encourages everyone to get involved in this thrilling sport, as an even bigger and better year for horse racing in Northern Ireland approaches.” 

Gates open at 10.30am with the first race taking place at 11.40am. For full details on the Metcollect Boxing Day race meeting or to book tickets, please visit: