Last day of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2021

With seven competitive flat races on the card, racing on Sunday kicks off at 2.15pm with the last race at 5.20pm. The feature race on the day is the fourth race at 3.50pm, The Irish Stallions Farms EBF Ahonoora Handicap run over seven furlongs.

Regarded as Ireland’s largest horse racing festival, tune into all the action on the day with 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:

  • 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, 2.15pm: The Kenny Galway Volvo Handicap
  • 2nd race, 2.45pm: The Lord Hemphill Memorial Irish EBF Median Auction Maiden
  • 3rd race, 3.15pm: The Ardilaun Hotel Handicap
  • 4th race, 3.50: The Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Ahonoora” Handicap
  • 5th race, 4.20pm: The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden
  • 6th race, 4.50pmpm: The JPK Fencing Systems Race
  • 7th race, 5.20pm: The FR. Breen Memorial Handicap

The Mads Hatters Competition kindly sponsored by Ireland West Airport

We are delighted to have the support of Ireland West Airport again for our virtual Mad Hatters Competition this year. As always they gave away a SUPER prize to the winner of this family friendly competition. This years prize is no exception:


  • 4 x return flights for 2 adults and 2 children to Majorca with Ryanair – to be used at any stage in 2021/22.
  • The prize will also include free parking at the airport for their stay, access to our executive lounge before the flight and €50 retail voucher for spending in our ShopWest departures shop.


  • Take a photo: on Sunday 1st August simply take a fun ‘Mad Hatters’ themed photograph with friends and family, upload it onto social media ensuring to tag us on our Facebook, Instagram and /or Twitter and use the hasttag #MadHatters #GalwayRaces THATS IT!
  • Entries open Sunday 1st August at 10am and close at 4pm.
  • The winner will be announced by 4.30pm. Best of luck to everyone!!


Ireland West Airport is spacious, airy and perfectly suited for the future of travel. Fly to 20 international destinations, including new services to Edinburgh, Manchester and Milan with Ryanair, without the stress of big crowds or large distances to cover. Perfect for families, friends and a more relaxed flying experience, ensuring your safety at all times.For more information 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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