Friday’s Fair Lady

GALWAY 28-7-2016. The Guinness Galway Hurdle. A delighted RUBY WALSH and CLONDAW WARRIOR after their win. Photo HEALY RACING.

Gates Open:                      2.30pm

First Race:                          5.10pm

Last Race:                           8.30pm

Number of races:               7

TV: Live television coverage with RTE and At the Races.



Adult Admission:   €25
Senior Citizens:      €15 (Please note this option is only available to purchase on the day with valid I.D.)
Students:                €20 (Please note this option is only available to purchase on the day with valid I.D.)
Children Under 12: Free

Reserved Seat:   €15 (Top Floor of Millennium Grandstand)


Friday’s Fair Lady Day, 4th August

With seven very competitive races on the card, Friday is always a hugely popular evening race meeting, and a great way to kick off the Bank Holiday weekend. The first race starts at 5.10pm with all races generously sponsored by Guinness. Friday also plays host to the elegant and stylish  ‘Friday’s Fair Lady Competition’. The winner of this ‘Best Dressed’ competition will receive the unique prize of a Shop and Stay package courtesy of the Athlone Town Centre Shopping Centre and Sheraton Athlone Hotel. All seven races including the highlight, the €100,000 Guinness Handicap over 1 mile 3 furlongs 180 yards are live on At The Races.


Renowned racing athfashion expert, Marietta Doran with a special celebrity guest will  be seeking out the most stylish ladies at the Fridays Fair Lady event. The best dressesponsors_athloned lady on the evening will walk away with a €1,000 shopping spree in Athlone Towncentre, a luxury hotel & spa break at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel, plus lots more fabulous goodies!

Entry:There is no formal entry procedure to the competition. Judges simply wander through the crowds and invite chosen finalists to the Friday’s Fair Lady Stage, adjacent to the Champagne Tent. Ladies interested in taking part are asked to arrive early as the finalists will be chosen by 6.00pm. The winning outfits are usually announced at approximately 7.00pm. The prize giving ceremony takes place in the enclosure immediately after the 5th race.



***Sports & Social Clubs/ Groups Offer: Check out our all inclusive ‘Punters Package’***

Create memories at the Galway Races. An evening at the Galway Races makes the ideal experience for you and your friends. Groups are very welcome with packages tailor made to suit your group.  The Punters Package is very popular and is available to groups of 10 or more people. The package includes:

  • 1 x admission ticket
  • A €10 food voucher
  • A €5 frink voucher
  • Plus a €5 Betting voucher

All for just €30 per person & €35 on Friday 4th August.

Advance booking required. Contact: +353 91 753 870 or email:

This package excludes Thursday 3rd August (Ladies Day)


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