Day 2 of the October Bank Holiday Festival - In aid of The National Breast Cancer Research Institute

Breast Cancer Research  & The Galway Races

For the second year running, in 2019, Galway Racecourse will host launch our three-day October Festival (Saturday 26th – Bank Holiday Monday 28th October). Over the three days that proved hugely popular in 2018, we will have fantastic horseracing, hospitality, entertainment and an electric atmosphere.  As part of our October Festival, on Sunday 27th we will host a dedicated fundraiser for National Breast Cancer Research Institute called ‘Race in Pink’. The inaugural ‘Race in Pink’ day in 2018 raised €95,000 for the charity.

Commenting on the money raised for the charity by the ‘Race in Pink’ event Michael Moloney, Manager of Galway Racecourse said “we’re really delighted that this race day was so hugely supported by businesses and the eight hundred guests that supported the lunch on the day. People came from all over Ireland to support such a great cause, with some flying over from the UK. By partnering with the National Breast Cancer Research Institute, we are supporting a research team who are successfully working on improving breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. It was a superb day with fantastic feedback for the event. We’ve already had a post-event meeting with the Race in Pink committee and I’m glad to report plans are in full flight to repeat this for 2019. We had a great day that raised a large sum of money for such a worthy organisation. Well done to all involved, A great way to end the racing year for us too here at Galway Racecourse”.

Director of Research Professor Michael Kerin quote said “this is a great example of one of the most established and forward thinking brands in Galway (Racecourse) coming together with our Cancer charity to raise funds. Our research is delivered from the Lambe Institute, a purpose built modern translational research facility on the grounds of the University hospital in Galway and concentrates on near patient research and allows us to take research findings from the bench to the bedside.  The programme has multiple research interests including the genes that cause breast cancer, Biomarkers which can identify different types of the disease and response to therapy, novel ways of diagnosis including microwave breast imaging and the use of stem cells in breast reconstruction. All of these programmes are technically demanding and expensive and we are very grateful to our funders for their continued support. The race day was particularly successful and I am very grateful to the “Race in Pink” Committee, the race sponsors and the local businesses who helped with corporate sponsorship as well as our continued loyal supporters among the public.  

Come racing at Galway and join in on the fun of our popular Bank Holiday weekend race meeting. The ideal way to spend your Bank Holiday weekend! The day will include 7 action packed races. Racegoers can enjoy the usual great facilities in the enclosure such as delicious food, bar facilities, on-course bookmakers, the big screen, live music and of course great horse racing. Enjoy mouth-watering action on and off the track with our all-inclusive hospitality packages priced at 65 euro per person, where you get to enjoy a four course lunch in our Killanin Stand. To book this package, please contact our catering partners Lydon house direct on (091) 564 372.



On the day you can also book the special National Breast Cancer Research Institute All-Inclusive #RaceInPink Hospitality Package that is bookable direct with charity. Enjoy the ultimate race day experience by booking your seat in the Killannin Stand offering you stunning views of the racetrack.

The National Breast Cancer Research Institute All-Inclusive #RaceInPink Hospitality Package includes:

o   Admission to the racecourse

o   Hospitality badge

o   Racecard

o   Drinks reception

o   A delicious three course lunch with wine

o   Celebrity Tipster

o   Live Music

Price per person: €100 / Table of 10 €1,000

To book your place call The National Breast Cancer Research Institute today (091) 863 917

Breast Cancer Research, Symptomatic Breast Centre, University Hospital Galway


Turnstiles will open approximately two hours before the first race and there is free car parking. Enjoy on-course music, fantastic competitions and don’t forget – children under 16 go free!


Raceday Programme

Gates Open
First Race
Last Race

Admission Prices

Adult Admission
Children Under 16

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