Day 5 of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2021

With eight competitive jump races on the card, racing on Friday kicks off at 4.00pm with the last race at 7.45pm. The feature race on the day is the fourth race at 7.10pm, The Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Steeplechase, run over 2 miles 6 furlongs and 111 yards.

Regarded as Ireland’s largest horse racing festival, tune into all the action on the day with TG4, Racing TV and on radio with Galway Bay FM.

This July, 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. The team in Galway have lots of interviews, fun and entertainment planned to keep their fans engaged in the build up to and during the races, including:

  • The Weights Release on Monday 19th July via Facebook and Instagram LIVE.
  • A dedicated What’s App phone line during the festival for fans to send in their text messages and videos of support direct to all taking part in Ballybrit. Applicable race week only, send your messages into (087) 932 8015.
  • Daily onsite show ‘The Mane Attraction’ direct from the team at the track, bringing you up close and personal and behind the scenes of Irelands largest horse racing festival.

Follow us for all the latest updates LIVE as they happen on our social media channels using the hashtags #GalwayRaces #GiddyforGalway


  • 1st race, 4pm: The James’s Gate Maiden Hurdle
  • 2nd race, 4.30pm: The Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle
  • 3rd race, 5pm: The Guinness Galway Tribes Handicap Hurdle
  • 4th race, 5.30pm: The Guinness Handicap Hurdle
  • 5th race, 6.05pm: The Guinness Beginners Steeplechase
  • 6th race, 6.40pm: The Arthur Guinness Steeplechase
  • 7th race, 7.10pm: The Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Steeplechase
  • 8th race, 7.45pm: The Hop House 13 (Pro-am) Flat Race


Fridays Most Stylish Competition – It’s back and it’s virtual (again!) thanks to Athlone Town Centre.

Athlone Towncentre’s Fridays Most Stylish event at the Galway Races moves online once more, this year with a prize worth €500!
Following on from a successful virtual event last year, Athlone Towncentre has once again teamed up with the glamorous judging duo of Marietta Doran and Rebecca Rose Stylist, and are inviting the ladies of Ireland to enter #FridaysMostStylish virtually from the comfort of their own homes, or wherever they find themselves on Friday 30th July.
This year’s winner will receive a €500 shopping voucher for Athlone Towncentre.
For more details and how to enter visit:…/


Admission Prices

Adult Admission*
Senior Citizens
Children 17 & Under (Must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian) ***
Reserved Seat on the Top Floor of Millennium Grandstand:

*Must be aged 18 or over.

** Must be aged 18 or over & hold a valid Student I.D.

***Must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian for admission and for the duration of the raceday.


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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🏆Congratulations to @ctkjockey winner of inaugural The Pat Smullen Perpetual Trophy for Leading Flat Jockey at our Summer Festival.

✨Very special.

#GalwayRaces #Champion #PatSmullen #Friendships

🏆Congratulations to @ctkjockey winner of inaugural The Pat Smullen Perpetual Trophy for Leading Flat Jockey at our Summer Festival.

✨Very special.

#GalwayRaces #Champion #PatSmullen #Friendships

💛Today we remember a very special person & a regular to our winners enclosure here at Galway, Pat Smullen.A gent, champion jockey, warrior & friend to so many
🏆The Pat Smullen Perpetual Trophy will today be awarded to this weeks Leading Flat Jockey
#Friendships #GalwayRaces

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