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Galway Racecourse

Galway Racecourse

Galway Racecourse Map

About Galway Racecourse

The iconic seven-day summer Galway Festival is the highlight of the year for many racegoers in Ireland. Located in County Galway on the west coast, the racecourse is unique and quirky in nature and stages Flat and National Hunt racing.

The Flat track is right-handed and almost rectangular, extending a total of 1 mile and 2 furlongs. A sharp descent to the turn into the straight and an uphill finish of just over a furlong tests the skills of horse and rider, along with the tight bends. It is a track that produces plenty of course specialists due to its trickiness - none more so than trainer Dermot Weld, who enjoys a wealth of winners at the course.

Seven fences are tackled on the jumps course, which has a finish of over two furlongs and two fences very close to each other in the back straight where there is a decline. The inner hurdles course consists of six hurdles and is an incredibly sharp track, most famous for the Galway Hurdle, one of the most prestigious jumps races in Ireland.

History of Galway Racecourse

Galway races has always mirrored a carnival-like atmosphere and this dates back to 1869 when Lord St Lawrence, M.P. for Galway, was fundamental in establishing its first official two-day event staged at Ballybrit. A magnificent crowd of 40,000 racegoers turned out in force and the event was deemed a huge success.

The first major race of the meeting was the Galway Plate, a handicap chase staged over 2 and a half miles in which 8 fences were contested, featuring two dry-stone walls. Horses were transported to and from the course via train, remarkably free of charge and over the years more competitive contests were added to the fixture. This contributed to the allure of the festival for racing fans and connections alike and the visit of His Holiness Pope John Paul II in 1979 saw over 280,000 people descend on Ballybrit.

Over the years the Galway Festival grew in popularity and became a three-day festival in 1959 before a fourth day was added in 1971. As racegoers continued to revel in the summer celebrations, the meeting expanded to five days in 1974 and more recently six days in 1982 before a decision was made in 1999 that there was room for a seventh day. Over 150,000 people pass the the turnstiles of the Galway Festival each year as it continues to thrive as a social occasion and for the local economy.

Galway is aa right handed and almost rectangular of 1 mile 2 furlongs. Sharp decent to the turn in and uphill finish of 2 furlongs. 6 hurdles and 7 fences on circuit.

Galway Fixtures

  • Mon, 29th July, 2024 (e)
  • Tue, 30th July, 2024 (e)
  • Wed, 31st July, 2024 (e)
  • Thu, 1st August, 2024
  • Fri, 2nd August, 2024 (e)
  • Sat, 3rd August, 2024
  • Sun, 4th August, 2024
  • Mon, 9th September, 2024 (e)
  • Tue, 10th September, 2024 (e)
  • Tue, 8th October, 2024
  • Sat, 26th October, 2024
  • Sun, 27th October, 2024
  • Mon, 28th October, 2024

Galway Latest Results

Monday , 30th Oct 2023

4.35 Galway
1st
50/1
2nd
2L
13/2
3rd
1.75L
22/1
4th
2.25L
Adhuil  (10)
8/1
16351735718
Tote Win €56.30 ; Plc €9.00, €1.90, €4.40, €2.00
Beaten Fav Fair Damsel 9/4fav
Trainer , E McNamara
Jockey , J A Heffernan
Owner , Normal Innocent Men Syndicate
Breeder , China Horse Club International Ltd
4.00 Galway
1st
4/1
2nd
0.5L
7/2
3rd
0.5L
4/1
4th
0.5L
11/1
16001737517
Tote Win €5.60 ; Plc €1.50, €1.40, €1.50, €2.50
Beaten Fav Jazzy Rock 3/1fav
Trainer , H Rogers
Jockey , Adam Caffrey
Owner , Nap Racing Syndicate
Breeder , John Connaughton
3.25 Galway
1st
10/3
2nd
1L
9/4fav
3rd
3.75L
8/1
4th
0.5L
50/1
1525171599
Tote Win €4.34 ; Plc €1.50, €1.10, €2.50
Trainer , Joseph G Murphy
Jockey , G F Carroll
Owner , Gerard Kervick
Breeder , Paul Newman & Swordlestown Little
2.50 Galway
1st
5/1Cfav
2nd
0.75L
20/1
3rd
0.5L
12/1
4th
1.25L
8/1
1450967016
Tote Win €6.40 ; Plc €1.60, €5.30, €3.00, €2.20
Beaten Fav Pimstrel 5/1Cfav, Lisamaria 5/1Cfav
Trainer , Timothy Doyle
Jockey , M W Hassett
Owner , Mrs Claire Doyle
Breeder , Mrs Claire Doyle
Stewards Enquiry - Result Stands
2.15 Galway
1st
5/1
2nd
3.75L
10/3
3rd
2L
9/2
4th
1.25L
11/4fav
1415962913
Tote Win €6.70 ; Plc €2.00, €1.20, €1.90
Trainer , Luke Comer
Jockey , C D Hayes
Owner , Luke Comer
Breeder , Mrs Margaret Comer
1.40 Galway
1st
20/1
2nd
0.5L
40/1
3rd
nk
5/1
4th
1.25L
22/1
1340972611
Tote Win €22.00 ; Plc €5.30, €8.80, €1.90
Beaten Fav Dont Do Dramas 5/2fav
Trainer , Mark Fahey
Jockey , R P Whelan
Owner , Trouble & Strife Syndicate
Breeder , Progeny Stallions Ltd
1.05 Galway
1st
3/1Jfav
2nd
3.25L
6/1
3rd
0.5L
3/1Jfav
4th
hd
22/1
13051136015
Tote Win €4.30 ; Plc €1.70, €2.60, €1.10
Trainer , Thomas Mullins
Jockey , W J Lee
Owner , Rory F Larkin
Breeder , J S Bolger
12.30 Galway
1st
9/2
2nd
1.75L
20/1
3rd
1.75L
10/1
4th
0.5L
40/1
12301152011
Tote Win €6.00 ; Plc €1.90, €4.00, €2.40
Beaten Fav Lope De Lilas 6/4fav
Trainer , A P O'Brien
Jockey , J A Heffernan
Owner , M Tabor/d Smith/mrs J Magnier/westerberg
Breeder , Coolmore

Galway Favourite Statistics

Flat Non-Handicap
TypeRacesFav Wins%Win
2-y-o23110445
3-y-o1998744
4-y-o+1144842
Total54423944
Flat Handicap
TypeRacesFav Wins%Win
2-y-o472043
3-y-o2445020
4-y-o+47310222
Total76417223

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Galway Racecourse Info

a right handed and almost rectangular of 1 mile 2 furlongs. Sharp decent to the turn in and uphill finish of 2 furlongs. 6 hurdles and 7 fences on circuit.

Galway Racecourse Contact Details

Ballybrit
Galway
Co. Galway
Tel:091 753870
Website: www.galwayraces.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
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