Social Saturday - SATURDAY 1ST OF AUGUST

Day 6 of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2020

What better way to enjoy a day out with your family with fun and colour at the heart of this special day – make memories this Summer! With the gates open from 11.30am, the first race is off at 2pm and offers a fun afternoon for all. Children are admitted free of charge and we have lots of entertainment for the younger racegoer, including bouncy castles, slides, face painting and much more. We also have a number of catering options for young families on site.

If you are planning to attend on Saturday, be sure to check out the Weekend Special Hospitality Packages in the Killanin Stand starting from €80 pp.

Betway has agreed a deal to sponsor three races at this year’s highly-anticipated week-long Galway Races Summer Festival, which kicks off on Monday 29th July.

The leading online bookmaker will sponsor the first three races on the sixth day of the prestigious meeting, known as Super Saturday, in what will be the firm’s first horse racing sponsorship in Ireland. The three races that open Saturday’s card will now be named; Betway Irish EBF Maiden, Betway Maiden and Betway Irish E.B.F. Nursery Handicap.

Betway’s Anthony Werkman, said:

“The Galway Races Summer Festival is a fantastic occasion and we’re thrilled to be a part of it. This is our first sponsorship in Irish racing and we’re really pleased to be able to kick it off at Galway, where the week-long Festival is an event not to be missed. “Betting on racing in Ireland is hugely popular and we hope this sponsorship will help us to increase brand awareness among a new circle of potential customers.”

Michael Moloney, General Manager, Galway Racecourse, said:

“We’re delighted to have Betway on board as a new sponsor for the Galway Races Summer Festival. It’s great to see Betway investing in Irish racing as they sponsor the first three races on our Saturday card. This race sponsorship will be their first in Irish racing and we look forward to working with them.”

Support from our Sponsors

We are delighted to have the generous support of Galway Shopping Centre, the Ardilaun Hotel and the European Breeders Fund for day six of our Summer Festival. The feature race of the day is kindly sponsored by Galway Shopping Centre.

Raceday Programme

Gates Open
First Race
Last Race
Number of races

Admission Prices

Adult Admission
Senior Citizens


Children Under 16 (Accompanied by an Adult)
Reserved Seat on the Top Floor of Millennium Grandstand:

*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!).

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