Day 6 of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2021

With seven competitive flat races on the card, racing on Saturday kicks off at 12.50pm with the last race at 4.50PM.  The feature race on the day is the sixth race at 4.20pm, The Galway Shopping Centre Handicap run over one mile and four furlongs.

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, 12.50pm: The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden    
  • 2nd race, 1.22pm: The Irish Independent on Saturday Maiden.
  • 3rd race, 1.57pm: The O’Leary Insurances Handicap
  • 4th race, 2.32pm: The Galway Shopping Centre Handicap         
  • 5th race, 3.10pm: The Irish EBF Auction Series Maiden
  • 6th race, 3.45pm: The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nursery Handicap
  • 7th race, 4.20pm: The Galway Shopping Centre Handicap
  • 8th race, 4.50pm: The McDonogh Capital Investments Handicap

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
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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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