EASYFIX Handicap Hurdle at the Galway Races 2018

EASYFIX Handicap Hurdle

The countdown has begun to the EASYFIX Handicap Hurdle at the Galway Races. We are delighted to continue our long association with the Galway Races and sponsor the €50,000 EASYFIX Handicap Hurdle on Monday 30th July.

The highly-anticipated week long seven-day festival kicks off on Monday 30th July with the first of seven races taking place at 5.20pm. The Connacht Hotel will once again sponsor the feature race of the evening, the €100,000 Connacht Hotel Qualified Riders Handicap. Additional sponsors on the day include EASYFIX, The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway Bay Hotel, Claregalway Hotel, Clayton Hotel Galway, Eventus and Monami Construction.

Galway Summer Festival 2018

The Galway Races is Ireland’s largest horse racing festival with a rich heritage stretching back over 149 years. There are fifty-two races over seven days, with each day offering a minimum prize fund of €100,000 for the feature race.

The opening day of this years’ festival Monday 30th July will include a special treat for racegoers with a live performance in the parade ring! Visitors are advised to arrive early and gather their ‘Tribe’ around the parade ring.

The race course will mark its 149th year with the launch of the new Wilson Lynch Champagne and Tote building. The new €6 million development will offer racegoers modern stylish and comfortable facilities with a betting hall and coffee dock on the ground floor as well as a champagne bar and grand piano on the upper floor.


Since 2010, EASYFIX Hurdles and Racecourse Chase Fences have been used at Galway Racecourse. The EASYFIX fences were designed in-house by the product development team. Manufactured from artificial components they are extremely durable, easy to install and maintenance free. The parade ring at Galway racecourse has also been fitted with EASYFIX max grip matting. The rubber matting is very comfortable underfoot and creates an extremely safe environment, for horses.

Galway summer seven-day festival

Ireland’s 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!

Visit the Galway Races

For more information and to book tickets visit Galway Races