Galway Plate Day


Gates Open:                      12:30pm

First Race:                          3.00pm

Last Race:                          7.10pm

Number of races:             8

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)


The Historic Galway Plate Day, Wednesday 2nd August

Wednesday marks the third day of the Summer Festival which gets underway at 3pm with eight excellent races on the card sponsored by Tote Ireland. This race has been running at Ballybrit since 1869 with more heritage and prestige than any other race run at Galway Racecourse. This year will be the 148 running of this prestigious race. Last year the Galway Plate was once again a thrilling race for all with the Gordon Elliott-trained Lord Scoundrel taking victory. The longstanding Galway Plate is run over a distance of 2 miles 6 furlongs 111 yds with a round of fourteen fences to jump in total. The last two fences, situated three furlongs from the finish, are the closest fences together of any racecourse in the world.

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

Create memories at the Galway Races. 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 & €35 on Friday 4th August. Advance booking required. Contact:

This package excludes Thursday 3rd August (Ladies Day)


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