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Galway Races 2018

galway racesGalway Races Summer Festival (30th July - 05th August 2018)

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 2018 festival will run from 30th July to the 05th August 2018. 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 2018 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.

2018 Galway Racing Schedule:

Monday 30th July 2018
Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap
First Race: 17:10 | Last Race: 20:15 | Gates Open: 15:00

Tuesday 31st July 2018
Topaz Mile Handicap
First Race: 17:10 | Last Race: 20:15 | Gates Open: 15:00

Wednesday 01st August 2018
Tote.com Galway Plate
First Race: 15:00 | Last Race: 19:10 | Gates Open: 12:30

Thursday 02nd August 2018
Ladies Day - Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap
First Race: 13:50 | Last Race: 18:10 | Gates Open: 11:00

Friday 03rd August 2018
Friday’s Fair Lady - Guinness Handicap
First Race: 17:05 | Last Race: 20:25 | Gates Open: 15:00

Saturday 04th August 2018
Ladbrokes Red Day - Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle
First Race: 14:30 | Last Race: 17:45 | Gates Open: 12:00

Sunday 05th August 2018
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 www.galwayraces.com

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