LADIES DAY

The Guinness Hurdle & Ladies Day - Thursday 1st of August

Widely renowned as ‘Ladies Day’ at the Galway Races, Thursday combines the very best in racing and fashion for the pinnacle of the summer racing calendar. The first of eight races takes place at 2pm with the feature race the ‘Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap’ with an impressive prize fund of €300,000 on offer. All 8 races on the card are sponsored by Guinness.

‘Ladies Day’ has always been the most visually sumptuous of our Festival events with the opportunity to socialise and show off your style. Gates open at 11.30am and the style stalwarts are at the racecourse early to be seen and vie for a coveted invitation to the Best Dressed marquee with fellow finalists and esteemed members of the media. Winners will be announced by 3pm.

Support from our Sponsors

We are delighted to have the generous support of Guinness for day four of our Summer Festival who have generously sponsored all races on the card.

Raceday Programme

11.00am
Gates Open
2.00pm
First Race
6.00pm
Last Race
8
Number of races

 

Admission Prices

Adult Admission
€30
Senior Citizens
€20

*
Students
€25

*
Children Under 16
Free
Reserved Seat on the Top Floor of Millennium Grandstand:
€20

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

LADIES DAY ENTRY

How it works

There is no formal entry procedure to the competitions held on Ladies Day at the Galway Races. Galway Races is unique in that the invited celebrity judges simply wander through the crowds and invite a select number of chosen finalists to the Ladies Day Marquee, adjacent to the Wilson Lynch building. If your planning your day, you will need to check out the times listed below so you can be sure to be spotted!

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!).

Find Out More

BEST DRESSED LADY SPONSOR FOR 2019

***An exciting NEW Ladies Day Best Dressed sponsor will be announced in May with an amazing show-stopping prize up for grabs! Keep an eye on our social media channels for the latest updates straight from the track.***

***An exciting NEW Ladies Day Best Dressed sponsor will be announced in May with an amazing show-stopping prize up for grabs! Keep an eye on our social media channels for the latest updates straight from the track.***

11.00am: gates to the racecourse are open

11.30am: Judging will commence at the racecourse where the invited judges will walk around the racecourse through the crowds and invite a select number of chosen finalists to the Ladies Day Marqueee located beside the Wilson Lynch Champagne Building. Finalists must immediately make their way to this marquee. The finalist badge is required for entry into the Ladies Day marquee.

2.30pm: all finalists in the g marquee for an informal chat with our judges.

3.30pm: the winner of the competition is announced

4.10pm: the prize giving ceremony takes place in the parade ring

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