Wednesday 30th July 2014

Feature Race: Galway Plate

First Race: 15:00
Last Race: 19:10
Gates Open: 12:30
Blazing Tempo Galway (2011)
Tickets are no longer available to be purchased ONLINE for the Summer Festival Meeting 2014.
Tickets can be purchased at the turnstiles each day of the festival.

Wednesday 30th July 2014

Wednesday marks our first day meeting 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. The longstanding Galway Plate is run over a distance of 2 miles 6 furlongs 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. Racing coverage will be live on RTE and At the Races.

Tote Ireland is hosting the ‘Live the Dream’ competition running for four months from April to July. An early heads up for this as it has a €50,000 prizefund with a grand prize of €40,000 and €10,000 in monthly prizes. Entry is simple: Play a Pick 6, Placepot, Jackpot, Trifecta or Exacta bet and enter the ‘Live the Dream’ promotion. Twenty-two names will be drawn at random and Tote Ireland will run a sweepstake on Galway Plate on Wednesday. The person that has been allocated the horse that goes on to win Galway Plate will be awarded €40,000 cash! Further information will be issued on the day.

To add to the general atmosphere, there will be live music on course. There is also a fantastic offer for Wednesday – the Tote Galway Plate Punters Package which includes an admission ticket, €10 food voucher, €5 drink voucher and a €5 Tote bet voucher for just €30 per person. This offer is valid only for groups of 10 or more.