Mad Hatters Day

Gates Open: 11:30pm

First Race: 2.15pm                                                                                                                                            

Last Race: 6.00pm

Adult Admission:   €20
Senior Citizens:      €10 (Please note this option is only available to purchase on the day with valid I.D.)
Students:                €15 (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)

The Mad Hatters Day, Sunday 6th August

The final day of the Summer Festival 2017 epitomises that old adage about saving the best for last! For 2017 our Family Days will take place on Saturday  and Sunday of the Summer Festival Meeting. Fun and Colour is the theme for these spectacular days with children admitted free of charge. There is lots of entertainment for the young racegoer including bouncy castles, slides, face painting and crazy characters throughout the enclosure.

The first race goes off at 2.15pm on a card supported by sponsors including At The Races, Trappers Inn, Galway Shopping Centre, Martinstown Stud, JPK Fencing, and Irish Stallion Farms. After tipping the horses, you can tip your hats as the ever popular Mad Hatters competition returns. Ireland West Airport and their partners Ryanair are generously sponsoring the competition for adults and children in search of the funniest, most colourful and creative hats! Weekend Special Hospitality Packages in the Killanin Stand start from just €65pp.

The Mad Hatter Competition Entry

Entrants should proceed to the Mad Hatters Tent located behind the Tote where our judge will view the spectacular headpieces on show. The winners will be announced at the Stage which is located behind the Millennium Stand at approximately 4.00 p.m.

Prizes and judges for 2017 TBC

Groups Offer: Check out our all inclusive ‘Punters Package’

A day out 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. Advance booking required.

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