The 148th Galway Races Summer Festival, was officially launched on Monday 3rd July, in the Marker Hotel Dublin.
EASYFIX has enjoyed a long association with the Galway Races and is delighted, to continue their sponsorship for 2017. This year, they are sponsoring the €50,000 EASYFIX Handicap Hurdle on Monday 31st July.
EASYFIX Hurdles and Racecourse Chase Fences have been used in Galway since 2010. The fences are all designed in-house and manufactured from artificial components. They are ideal for use on racecourses as they are extremely durable, easy to install and maintenance free.
The parade ring at Galway racecourse was fitted with EASYFIX max grip matting several years ago. The matting is very comfortable underfoot and creates an extremely safe environment, for horses.
The first race on Monday is off at 5.20pm with local businesses, continuing their long association with the Galway Races Summer Festival.
The Connacht Hotel once again sponsor the feature race of the evening, the €100,000 Connacht Hotel Qualified Riders Handicap.
This iconic horse racing festival takes place from Monday 31st July to Sunday 6th August. There are fifty-two races over the seven days, with each day offering a minimum prize fund of €100,000 for the feature race.
Irelands’ leading owners, trainers and jockeys head to the Galway Races, in great hope of taking home significant prize money. This year the overall prize money has been increased to a record breaking two million euro!
The Galway Races will include some special additions this year. On the festival opening day, Monday 31st July Galway Racecourse will host a special opening ceremony – themed ‘Gather Your Tribe’. Racegoers will be greeted by vibrant tribal drummers at the two main entrances. Guests can then make their way to the parade ring, before the horses arrive for the first race to witness a very special performance by the Galway Tenors.
Finally, Speaking at the launch of the Galway Summer Festival, Galway Race Committee Chairman Peter Allen said that “our committee are delighted with the record breaking level of prize money at the Summer Festival this year. It is with credit to all our sponsors and to Horse Racing Ireland that we have been in a position to provide fantastic prize money and an exciting programme is on the cards for 2017. We look forward to offering some great racing and entertainment during the Festival. The success of the Galway Races would certainly not be possible without the hard work and support of so many, and for that we are immensely grateful.”
For more information and to book tickets to this year’s Galway Races visit www.galwayraces.com