Ireland’s biggest and most famous racing festival, the Galway Races are the highlight of many a summer diary. From July 30th to August 4th, the racecourse at Ballybrit radiates excitement, as heart-thumping action, adrenaline-pumping finishes, and eyebrow-raising fashion set pulses racing.
For racing enthusiasts, the cream of the world’s horses promise seven days of unrivalled action. The festival features 49 races, with the prize fund topping €2 million for the first time this year. The renowned Galway Plate, on the third day of the meeting, is the central race in the history of the Galway races, both in terms of media and punter interest.
For fashionistas, the winner of Anthony Ryan’s best-dressed competition on the fourth day of the festival will walk away with a diamond pendant worth €8,000, a €1,000 shopping spree at Anthony Ryan’s in Galway, cash, a €500 Lancôme Presentation Gift, and a corporate hospitality package for Galway Races October Bank Holiday Racing Festival.
For anyone who relishes a good atmosphere, some 250,000 people will attend the Galway Races, lending a real buzz to the city and promising a joyous, fun-filled week.
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