Updated: Wednesday 14th July 2021.
The Countdown to Ireland’s Largest Horse Racing Festival has begun
On Monday 26th July, the highly-anticipated seven-day Galway Races Summer Festival kicks off on Monday 26th July with the first of seven races taking place at 4.10pm.
Yesterday evening we received confirmation that we will have 1,000 race goers daily at our Summer Festival. While disappointed, we endeavour to make this year’s event an enjoyable experience for those that attend and those tuned in at home.
Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding. Stay tuned for more updates.
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BACKGROUND TO CURRENT SITUATION
In April 2020, for public health and safety reasons, Galway Race Committee made the difficult but unavoidable decision that our Summer Festival would not take place as an event open to the general public this year.
Since the 8th June 2020, racing in Ireland has taken place behind closed doors under the guidance and strict protocols set down by Horse Racing Ireland and the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board to prevent the spread of Covid-19. These measures are to safeguard everyone’s health and wellbeing during the current health situation and to ensure racing can continue in a safe and appropriate manner. All those who have to be on site (jockeys, trainers, medics etc) will be subject to strict health screening both in advance and on the day of racing.
'The Opening Day' of the 2021 highly-anticipated seven-day Galway Races Summer Festival kicks off on Monday 26th July with the first of seven races taking place at 4.10pm. Stay in touch with all that’s happening at the Galway Races by tuning in daily to their social media channels via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Follow the hashtags the hashtags #GalwayRaces #GiddyforGalway
Tune in for one of the big races of the week, the historic Tote Galway Plate, worth €250,000. This race is awash with quality, with experienced chasers taking on emerging youngsters and has produced some high-class recent winners including, Balko Des Flos and Road To Riches. Bring it on!
Widely renowned as ‘Ladies Day’ at the Galway Festival, Thursday combines the very best in racing and fashion for the pinnacle of the summer racing calendar.