Galway Races Festival (29th July - 4th August 2013)
Ireland's biggest and most famous racing festival is held in Galway during the last week of July every year and involves seven days of unrivalled action. This years festival will run from 29th July until 04th August 2013. Some 250,000 people attend the Galway Races throughout the week, and the town has a real buzz at night, with hangovers aplenty the following day. It is a joyous, fun-filled seven days where people might leave with a few less Euros than they had when they arrived but they also leave with great new experiences, new friends and a time that will never be forgotten.
There are 49 races available in the 2013 Galway Races Festival betting held at the Galway Festival over its seven day duration, the total Prize money on offer this year is in excess of €2 million for the first time. The Blue Riband race is the famous Galway Plate, a race so central to the history of Galway races. It takes place on Wednesday, the third day of the meeting and it will be the race that attracts by far the most media attention and certainly much of the Galway Festival betting. Galway Festival Ladies Day is on the fourth day of the Festival and it is one of the most colourful.
Below is a list of the highlight of each day of the 2013 festival:
Monday, 29th July - Carlton.ie/galwaycity Handicap
Tuesday, 30th July - Topaz Galway Mile EBF Handicap
Wednesday, 31st July - Tote.com Galway Plate
Thursday, 1st August - Guinness Galway Hurdle
Friday, 2nd August - Guinness Handicap
Saturday, 3rd August - Ladbrokes Handicap
Sunday, 4th August - Connacht Tribune Handicap