Set up in 2020, ‘The Club‘ offers fans of horse-racing and the Galway Races exclusive VIP experiences, benefits, inside information on the Galway Races, all in the company of other keen race goers. We’ve been delighted to get to know so many of our racing fans through ‘The Club’ and what a fantastic year we’ve had. Thank you for supporting the Galway Races since we launched this new fan-engagement initiative.

As the year comes to a close for 2022, we’re delighted to say we now have two thousand members in our Club. In 2022 our Club Members enjoyed:

  • A day trip to Joseph O’Briens yard in Pilltown County Kilkenny: in April 2022 we organised a money can’t buy day out to one of the most successful racing yards in Ireland, Joseph O’Briens. Our Club Members got to meet and chat to Joseph and his team; see first-hand the horses on the gallops and check out his world-class racing facilities. This really was a showstopper! All this followed by a delicious lunch afterwards. Transport was provided for all our guests. Such a special day. 
  • The Club Members Bar: for the Summer Festival 2022 our Club Members had access to the ‘Club Members Bar’ located behind the Millennium Stand. A great place to relax, grab a cup of coffee or drink, meet and chat to other Club members (and gain shelter should it rain!).
  • A day trip to County Kildare: in November 2022 our Club Members joined us on a day trip to the Thoroughbred County of Kildare to visit ‘RACE’, the highly impressive Racing Academy and Centre of Excellence, followed by a fantastic experience at The National Stud & Japanese Garden’s, taking in the Racehorse Experience. Lunch was provided by Chef Natalie Collins and team at the National Stud. Such a brilliant day and experience for all. Lots to look forward to for 2023. Watch this space!

Join us for 2023, for as little as €10 for the year! Club Benefits include:

  • Priority access to best priced tickets
  • The Club Badge, giving you access to the Club Members Bar for the Summer Festival 2023
  • Annual Galway Races Calendar
  • Access to exclusive experiences & VIP events
  • Behind the scenes race day access
  • Regular updates and news direct from the team at the track.

What our Club Members are saying:

“A big thank you to you all for your hard work in arranging this day out   It was very enjoyable   Thanks to you all and have a Merry Christmas”, Patrick O’Leary.

“Thanks very much folks to all the Team, for a very informative & enjoyable day out yesterday. Really appreciated it”, Gerry Howley.

“Firstly, I would like to thank all the team for an excellent action-packed day out to RACE and The National Stud yesterday. It was of great interest to learn so much about other sides of the racing industry”, Derek Kelly.

“Please pass on to the team my appreciation for another fantastic day out as part of the Galway Races Members Club. The Racing Academy visit in the morning was fascinating, and great to see Wesley Joyce there and on the mend. The afternoon in the National Stud was equally informative. All in all a brilliant day out. Thank You”, Pat Fleming.

“My friend Bernie Rushe and I travelled to Kildare with you last Thursday.  I just want to say that it was one of the most enjoyable days I’ve had in years! We saw and learned so much. It was such a fun-filled day. Top marks for organising it”, Marian Stenson.