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Galway Races Summer Festival (31st July - 06th August 2017)

Galway Races 2014The Galway Races Summer Festival at Ballybrit takes places this year from Monday, 31st July to 06th August 2017 and is renowned worldwide for its electric atmosphere, excellent racing and infectious sense of fun.

Celebrities can be seen sipping champagne by the Champagne Tent, the most conservative people can be heard roaring loudly above the crowd as the horses round the bend into the home stretch. The Galway Races is certainly a festival for everyone. The Festival runs for seven consecutive days starting from the last Monday in July each year. Thursday is traditionally the busiest and most stylish day of the week-long Galway Racing Festival. Ladies compete for the coveted title of Best Dressed Person or Most Elegant Hat.

The Galway Races is a hugely popular event with over 150,000 people attending annually. The total prize fund for the fifty-one sponsored races reaching a record breaking €2+ million. If you fancy a flutter while at the course, there are various options for placing a bet at the Galway Races with the Tote, the on-course betting shops and on-course bookmakers.

2017 Galway Racing Schedule:

Monday 31st July 2017
Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap
First Race: 17:10 | Last Race: 20:15 | Gates Open: 15:00

Tuesday 01st August 2017
Topaz Mile Handicap
First Race: 17:10 | Last Race: 20:15 | Gates Open: 15:00

Wednesday 02nd August 2017
Tote.com Galway Plate
First Race: 15:00 | Last Race: 19:10 | Gates Open: 12:30

Thursday 03rd August 2017
Ladies Day - Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap
First Race: 13:50 | Last Race: 18:10 | Gates Open: 11:00

Friday 04th August 2017
Friday’s Fair Lady - Guinness Handicap
First Race: 17:05 | Last Race: 20:25 | Gates Open: 15:00

Saturday 05th August 2017
Ladbrokes Red Day - Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle
First Race: 14:30 | Last Race: 17:45 | Gates Open: 12:00

Sunday 06th August 2017
Family Day & Mad Hatters Day - Irish Stallion Farms EBF "Ahonoora" Handicap
First Race: 14:15 | Last Race: 17:30 | Gates Open: 12:00

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