Day 3 of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2022

The Tote Galway Plate Day, one of the best days to enjoy some superb national hunt racing and witness a cracking historic race. Wednesday 27th July marks the third day of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2022 with the first race off at 5.10pm. The Tote Galway Plate race has been running at Ballybrit since 1869 with more heritage and prestige than any other race run at Galway Racecourse.

The longstanding Tote Galway Plate is run over a distance of 2 miles 6 furlongs 111 yds with a round of fourteen fences to jump in total. The last two fences, situated three furlongs from the finish, are the closest fences together of any racecourse in the world.

Regarded as Ireland’s largest horse racing festival, the iconic Galway Races  boasts superb horse racing, hospitality, entertainment with Live Bands and DJ’s daily, stunning fashion and an electric atmosphere that continues to draw people from Ireland and abroad to experience the sheer magic and infectious fun atmosphere that we are famous for!

The racecourse offers a wide variety of hospitality experiences. From panoramic views over looking the race track, to more casual fun group packages, we can offer you a variety of experiences, be it with friends or colleagues. Our all- inclusive Festival Package’ at €35 per person is ideal and very popular for large groups [minimum booking of 10 people applies for group packages]. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends. See you in Ballybrit!

Stay Connected.

Stay in touch with all that’s happening at the Galway Races by tuning into our social media channels via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The team in Galway have lots of fun and entertainment planned to keep their fans engaged in the build up to and during the races. Follow us for all the latest updates LIVE as they happen on our social media channels using the hashtags #GalwayRaces #GiddyforGalway


  • 1st race, 5.10pm: The Tote+ Placepot Pays More Maiden Hurdle
  • 2nd race, 5.40pm: The Tote+ Biggest Dividends at Handicap Hurdle
  • 3rd race, 6.10pm: The Tote+ Biggest Dividends at Handicap Hurdle
  • 4th race, 6.45pm: The Tote+ Proud Sponsor of The Galway Races (Q.R) Maiden
  • 5th race, 7.20pm: The Tote Galway Plate
  • 6th race, 8.00pm: The Tote+ Pays you more at Handicap
  • 7th race, 8.30pm: The Tote+ Supporting Irish Racing Since 1930 Handicap

Support from our Sponsors

We are delighted to have the support of the Tote, COLM QUINN BMW and Monami Construction for Wednesdays race meeting. Join us via RTE television and our social media channels for a very special evening and the historical Galway Plate race.

Raceday Programme

Gates Open
First Race
Last Race
Number of races

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.

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Prices start from €20 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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