With seven very competitive races on the card, Friday is always a hugely popular evening race meeting and a great way to kick off the Bank Holiday weekend. The first race starts at 5.10pm with all races generously sponsored by Guinness. Friday also plays host to the elegant and stylish ‘Friday’s Fair Lady Competition’ now in its sixth year, sponsored by Athlone Towncentre offering a fantastic prize package valued at over €2,000.
The event has earned its place onto the calendars of the most stylish race goers in the country, who enjoy the concept of this laid back ladies day, where the focus is on how the complete look is put together as opposed to where it is from, and entrants are encouraged to blend high street brands with boutique.
Renowned racing fashion expert and stylist Marietta Doran was the head judge in 2017. She was joined by on the judging panel by Snapchat Sensation, Doireann Garrihy, who was named Most Stylish Influencer at the VIP Style Awards in 2017, and Make Up Mogul Jane Swarbrigg, Managing Director of Inglot. Judges for 2018 are yet to be announced! Watch this space!!!
We are delighted to have the generous support of Guinness for day five of our Summer Festival who have generously sponsored all races on the card. Thank you to Athlone Towncentre Shopping Centre for sponsoring Fridays Fair Lady competition.
*Please note this option is only available to purchase on the day with valid I.D.
Prices start from €10 per seat per day. Pre-booking essential due to high demand.
Reserved Seating with exclusive access to the private Corrib Bar with panoramic views of the finish line…(A ‘Top Tip’ from the staff at Galway Races!).