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Galway Races 2016

galway racesGalway Races Summer Festival (25th - 31st July 2016)

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. The 2016 festival will run from 25th July until 31st July. 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 2016 Galway Races Festival schedule, with betting held at the Galway Festival over its seven day duration and the total Prize money on offer is in excess of €2 million. 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.

2016 Galway Racing Schedule:

Monday 25th July 2016
Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap
First Race: 17:10 | Last Race: 20:15 | Gates Open: 15:00

Tuesday 26th July 2016
Topaz Mile Handicap
First Race: 17:10 | Last Race: 20:15 | Gates Open: 15:00

Wednesday 27th July 2016 Galway Plate
First Race: 15:00 | Last Race: 19:10 | Gates Open: 12:30

Thursday 28th July 2016
Ladies Day - Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap
First Race: 13:50 | Last Race: 18:10 | Gates Open: 11:00

Friday 29th July 2016
Friday’s Fair Lady - Guinness Handicap
First Race: 17:05 | Last Race: 20:25 | Gates Open: 15:00

Saturday 30th July 2016
Ladbrokes Red Day - Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle
First Race: 14:30 | Last Race: 17:45 | Gates Open: 12:00

Sunday 31st July 2016
Family Day & Mad Hatters Day - Irish Stallion Farms EBF "Ahonoora" Handicap
First Race: 14:15 | Last Race: 17:30 | Gates Open: 12:00

For more details see

Galway Races map

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