Enda Bolger has led the tributes to JT McNamara after the former leading amateur rider passed away aged 41.
Noel Meade reports Road To Riches in tip-top shape ahead of a bid to recapture his crown in the TheTote.com Galway Plate at Ballybrit on Wednesday.
Henry de Bromhead is hoping that Shanahan's Turn can recapture the form which saw him run out a cosy winner of the theTote.com Galway Plate 12 months ago when he returns to Ballybrit on Wednesday.
The Gurkha drops back down to a mile in an attempt to gain revenge on his Royal Ascot conqueror Galileo Gold in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
Sir Tony McCoy has described JT McNamara as "a remarkable man" after the death was announced of the former leading amateur rider.
The going at Galway looks set to be similar today with some showers forecast for this afternoon.
Eziyra makes plenty of appeal for Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen in the Colm Quinn BMW European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden at Galway on Tuesday evening.
Briar Hill attempts to give his career a much-needed boost when he makes his fencing debut in the Latin Quarter Beginners Chase at Galway on Tuesday.
Swamp Fox and Barry Browne were the heroes in the featured Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap on the first day of the Galway Festival.
Jim Culloty's Electric Concorde won a final-furlong battle with Robin Des Foret in the concluding bumper on day one of the Galway Festival.
Motherland proved popular with punters as he was sent off the 2/1 favourite from 7/2 in the morning and the money proved spot on in Ballybrit.
Muthaza readily reeled in front-running Cable for an easy victory in the opening race of the Galway Festival - the extended two mile novice hurdle.
Pyromaniac is free to take his chance in the Guinness Galway Hurdle on Thursday following a High Court ruling, said trainer Tony Martin.
The crowd on the opening day of the Galway Festival was 18,851 (down 363 from 19,214 in 2015).
Dermot Weld got his first winner on board at this year's Galway Festival in race three - the seven furlong juvenile maiden.
Veteran Shake The Bucket delivered at 14/1 for the Madden family in the 19-runner Easyfix Handicap Hurdle at Galway.
Spruce Meadows brought up plenty of bets when finishing strongly to land the seven furlong handicap at Galway.
Galway racecourse manager Michael Moloney has confirmed that the points based system for the Trainers’ Championship will remain in place this week, despite calls to alter the system following last year’s festival.
Baraweez bids for his third victory at the Galway Festival in the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap on Tuesday.
1.50 Sea Front
7.20 General Macarthur
8.20 Unrequited , Neatly Put
2.10 Voice From Above
3.20 Van Gerwen
5.05 Mime Dance , Baltic Prince , Make On Madam
5.35 Graceful Act
2.00 Felix Mendelssohn
2.35 Larchmont Lad
4.20 Waseem Faris , Lady Kyllar
5.30 Gratzie , Beleave
1.50 Roman Legion
2.20 Opus Too
4.05 Manton Grange
5.40 Surprise Us
6.10 Oscars Way
8.40 Ginger Fizz
Road To Riches is back at Ballybrit to try to recapture his TheTote.com Galway Plate crown.
The COLM QUINN BMW Mile Handicap is the feature event on day two of the 2016 Galway Festival and the weights are headed by Baraweez.
The ever-reliable Swamp Fox scooped the big pot on offer in the Connacht Hotel (QR) Handicap on day one of the 2016 Galway Festival.
Long odds-on favourite Radiantly just could not get past the pacesetting Tonkinese in the www.gowranpark.ie Median Auction Race at Gowran Park.
Stellar Mass has now won the two biggest Flat races on the Down Royal calendar after adding the Her Majesty's Plate to his Ulster Derby success of last month.
Three Classic prospects for 2017 gave Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore a Leopardstown treble, highlighted by a workmanlike success for Churchill in the Japan Racing Association Tyros Stakes.