Summer Races

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Summer Festival 2014

Date

Feature Race

First race

Last race

Admission

Mon July 28th

The Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap

5.10pm

8.15pm

€20

Tues July 29th

Topaz Mile E.B.F. Handicap

5.05pm

8.15pm

€25

Wed July 30th

thetote.com Galway Plate

3.00pm

7.10pm

€25

Thurs July 31st

Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap

1.50pm

6.10pm

€30

Fri Aug 1st

Guinness Handicap

5.05pm

8.25pm

€25

Sat Aug 2nd

Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle

2.00pm

5.55pm

€20

Sun Aug 3rd

Irish Stallion Farms EBF "Ahonoora" Handicap

2.15pm

5.30pm

€20

The famous seven days Summer Festival returns on the 28th July with top racing, fabulous fashion, delectable foods and an electric atmosphere with an infectious sense of fun.

The Galway Races is certainly a festival for everyone. The Festival runs for seven consecutive days starting from the last Monday in July each year. Highlights of the Summer Festival include Ladies Day and Family Day including our very popular Mad Hatters Competition.

2013 saw the introduction of Friday's Fair Lady. sponsored by Athlone Town Centre with a fabulouse €1,000 Shop & Stay Package for the lucky winner.  Judged by Marietta Doran this competition will see ladies vying for the prize of a €500 shopping spree in Athlone Town Centre and a luxury 2 night hotel and spa break in Sheraton Athlone Hotel.

Over 140,000 people attended the Summer Festival Meeting in 2013 where betting turnover reached great heights once again. The total prize fund for the fifty-one sponsored races reached an impressive €1.5 million. If you fancy a flutter while at the course, there are various options for placing a bet at the Galway Races; the Tote, on-course betting shops and on-course bookmakers.

Turnstiles will open approximately two hours before the first race.