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Galway Races Summer Festival National Press Launch, Café En Seine, Dublin 1/7/2019
On Monday 29th July, Galway Racecourse will stage its 150th Summer Festival. For a century and a half, people from all over Ireland and abroad have been coming to ‘Galway’ in their tens of thousands to enjoy the highly anticipated annual seven-day Galway Races. This year plans are in place for what will be an extra special year. Prize money has been boosted to a record-breaking level in Galway to over €2.3 million, an increase of €250,000 on last year. With fifty-two races over the seven days, each day offers a minimum prize fund of €120,000 for the feature race, with a minimum value for any race at Galway increasing to €17,000.
Pictured are the Galway Girls Dance Troop with Jockey MarkEnright, winner of last year's Galway Plate Race
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne