Day 3 of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2021

The Tote Galway Plate, one of the best days to enjoy some superb jump racing and witness a cracking historic race. Wednesday marks the third day of the Summer Festival which gets underway at 4.35pm with eight excellent races on the card. 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, tune into all the action on the day with RTE television, Racing TV and on radio with Galway Bay FM.

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  • 1st race, 4.35pm: The Play The Tote Jackpot Novice Hurdle
  • 2nd race, 5.10pm: The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Handicap Hurdle
  • 3rd race, 5.45pm: The Bet With Tote On The Galway Races Maiden Hurdle
  • 4th race, 6.15pm: The Play the Tote Trifecta Handicap Hurdle
  • 5th race, 6.45pm: The Tote Galway Plate
  • 6th race, 7.15pm: The Tote Proud Sponsor of The Galway Races Handicap Steeplechase
  • 7th race, 7.45pm: The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Flat Race   
  • 8th race, 8.15pm: The Tote Supporting Irish Racing Since 1930 Flat Race


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 €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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