MAD HATTERS DAY - SUNDAY 5TH OF AUGUST

Last day of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2018

The final day of the Summer Festival 2018 epitomises that old adage about saving the best for last! For 2018 our Family Days will take place on Saturday and Sunday of the Summer Festival Meeting. Fun and Colour is the theme for these spectacular days with children admitted free of charge. There is lots of entertainment for the young racegoer including bouncy castles, slides, face painting and crazy characters throughout the enclosure.

The first race goes off at 2.15pm on a card supported by sponsors including At The Races, Martinstown Stud, JPK Fencing, Kenny Galway and Irish Stallion Farms. Weekend Special Hospitality Packages in the Killanin Stand start from just €70pp.

 

THE MAD HATTERS COMPETITION IN ASSOCIATION WITH IRELAND WEST AIRPORT

After tipping the horses, you can tip your hats as the ever popular Mad Hatters competition returns. Ireland West Airport and their partners Sunway are generously sponsoring the competition for adults and children in search of the funniest, most colourful and creative hats!

Check out these fantastic prizes:

Children’s Category

1st Prize: 2 x return flights from Ireland West Airport to Lapland and 1 night B&B with Sunway Holidays. Travel 21st December 2018 only.

2nd Prize: A Two Night Family Holiday at Hotel Westport to include:

Two Nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast for Two Adults and Two Children

Bed, Breakfast and Children’s Evening Meal with the Panda Club each evening for the Children

Panda Club Activities daily for the Children (4-12yrs)

Plus  A Family Day Pass to Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park for Two Adults and Two Children U-12yrs.

 

Adult’s Category

1st Prize: 2 x return flights to Faro, Lanzarote, Malaga or Tenerife with 7 nights’ accommodation in a 3*self-catering apartment.

2nd Prize: 2 x return flight from Ireland West Airport to Manchester with accommodation and match tickets to a Man Utd game at Old Trafford. (TBC)

Support from our Sponsors

We are delighted to have the generous support of the following businesses for the opening race day including:
Martinstown Stud, Kenny Motors Galway, the European Breeders Fund, Attheraces, JPK Fencing and Foran Equine. The feature race of the day is kindly sponsored by the European Breeders Fund. Join us for our fantastic family fun day and the popular Mad Hatters competition generously sponsored Ireland West Airport Knock.

Raceday Programme

11.30pm
Gates Open
2.15pm
First Race
6.00pm
Last Race
8
Number of races

 

Admission Prices

Adult Admission
€20
Senior Citizens
€10

*
Students
€15

*
Children Under 12
Free
Reserved Seat on the Top Floor of Millennium Grandstand:
€10

*Please note this option is only available to purchase on the day with valid I.D.

ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH RESERVED SEATS

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!).

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