THE OPENING DAY - MONDAY 26th OF JULY

Day 1 of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2021

The highly-anticipated week long seven-day Galway Races Summer Festival kicks off on Monday 26th July with the first of seven races taking place at 4.10pm. Regarded as Ireland’s largest horse racing festival, tune into all the action on the day with RTE television, 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

Racecard:

  • 1st race, 4.10pm: The Claregalwayhotel.ie (C&G) Irish EBF Maiden
  • 2nd race, 4.40pm: The Claytonhotelgalway.ie Handicap
  • 3rd race, 5.15pm: The Galwaybayhotel.com & Galmont.com Handicap
  • 4th race, 5.45pm: The Easyfix Handicap
  • 5th race, 6.15pm: The Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap
  • 6th race, 6.45pm: The Eventus Handicap
  • 7th race, 7.15: The Monami Construction (Q.R) Maiden 

Support from our Sponsors

We are delighted to have the support of the following businesses for the opening race day including:
The Galmont Hotel & Spa, The Galway Bay Hotel, Claregalway Hotel, Clayton Hotel, The Connacht Hotel, Easyfix, Eventus and Monami Construction.

Raceday Programme

2.30pm
Gates Open
4.10pm
First Race
7.15pm
Last Race
7
Number of races

Admission Prices

Adult Admission*
€25
Senior Citizens
€25
Students**
€25
Children 17 & Under (Must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian)***
€25
Reserved Seat on the Top Floor of Millennium Grandstand:
N/A

*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.

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

About the ‘City of the Tribes’

The Tribes of Galway were fourteen merchant families who dominated the political, commercial, and social life of the city of Galway in western Ireland between the 13th and 16th centuries.

They were the families of Athy, Blake, Bodkin, Browne, D’Arcy, Deane, Ffont, Ffrench, Joyce, Kirwan, Lynch, Martyn, Morris and Skerrett.

They were of Anglo-Norman or Cambro-Norman origin except for the D’Arcy/Darcy and Kirwan families who were of Irish origin.

The “Tribes” were wealthy merchant families who prospered from trade with continental Europe, they also dominated Galway’s municipal government.

SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUBS THE FESTIVAL PACKAGE

Let us organise a great days racing for you and your friends. Two all-inclusive group packages available for Sports & Social Clubs /large groups. Minimum numbers of 10 apply to purchase these packages.

The Festival Package includes

  • 1 x Adult Admission Ticket
  • 1 x Racecard
  • €10 Food Voucher
  • €5 Drink Voucher

€35.00 per person (available on all 7 days of the Summer Festival 2020)


This package applies to groups of ten or more. Advance booking required.

Contact: +353 91 700 100 or email: information@galwayraces.com

The Premium Festival Package includes

  • 1 x Adult Admission Ticket
  • 1 x Reserved Seat Badge with Exclusive Access to the Private Corrib Bar with Panoramic Views of the Finish Line (a‘Top Tip’ from the staff at Galway Races)
  • 1 x Racecard
  • €10 Food Voucher
  • €5 Drink Voucher

Price: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday €50 per person. Thursday & Friday €55 per person, Saturday & Sunday €45 per person

This package applies to groups of ten or more. Advance booking required.

Contact: +353 91 700 100 or email: information@galwayraces.com

How To Book


This package applies to groups of ten or more. Advance booking required.

Contact: +353 91 700 100 or email: information@galwayraces.com

Get Involved

Post an Instagram Photo or a Tweet with the hashtag below.

#GALWAYRACES

🏆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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