Race Day at Downpatrick

Race Day at Downpatrick

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Location

Downpatrick

Year

1964

Date

Production 04/03/1964

Length

04min 43sec

Audio

mute, sound

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Downpatrick races in full flow. The course is packed and the crowd watch intently as the horses come in. 

Downpatrick Race Course has a long and interesting history. The first race meeting was originally held over 300 years ago in 1685 at the old grounds a few miles down the road from where it is situated today. Racing has continued to take place throughout the years with few interruptions since the first race. The current Racecourse is situated one mile away from the centre of the historic town of Downpatrick and racing has been held on the present course for more than 150 years.

Credits

An Ulster Television Production.

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