galway racecourseGalway Racecourse, also known as Ballybrit Race Track, is one of the jewels in the crown of Irish racing. Set on the outskirts of Galway city, Ireland, it hosts the seven day ‘Galway Races’ annual event in late July and early August. This has become a staple in the Irish racing calendar, attracting visitors from across the country and beyond, as well as eager viewers at home. The Summer Festival consists of the Opening Day, Galway Plate Day, Ladies Day (where fashion is first!) and there’s even a Mad Hatters Competition for the kids!

The highlight of the week, the Galway Plate is a showcase of horse racing talent demonstrating the courses ability to host top national hunt racing events. The course itself offers panoramic views of the action and offers the perfect day out for race goers. It has two stands – the Main Stand and Millennium Stand and is a right-handed course (one mile and three furlongs).

If you want to take your experience of Galway racecourse a step further, you can become a Club Member which offers a whole host of benefits such as access to the club members bar, and unique experiences like “a behind the scenes tour of Coolmore Stud in Fethard County Tipperary”. This would surely be a memerable experience for most racing fans.

Galway Racecourse is definitely a worthwhile stop off for racing fans. Whether you’re there for the on course action, or just a day out with friends or family, Galway Racecourse has it all. Its combination of top-quality racing is an attractive setting ensures that a visit to the Racecourse is a great day out that remains long in the memory!