Racegoers can enjoy the usual great facilities in the enclosure such as good food, bar facilities, on-course bookmakers, the big screen and of course and great racing. Come to our September Race meetings and be part of the excitement, fun and ‘craic’ that is The Galway Races.
Both days, gates open at 1pm with the first race at 2.25pm. There are 7 races on the cards each day.
For the novice racegoer we have put together some tips below which should help to make your day at the races even more enjoyable! Plan your day the Galway way…
Arrive early: This gives you a chance to explore your surroundings before racing kicks off. Restaurant and Bar facilities will be open.
Racecard: The racecard also known as a race programme can be purchased from any of the racecard booths within the enclosure. The racecard is invaluable as it provides the details of each race including the runners past form and also explains how to bet.
Place a bet: When you have decided on your horse, bets can be placed at any Tote outlet, with the bookies in the bookies ring or in the onsite Ladbrokes SP Office.
Cash: ATM machines are on site for your convenience.
Watch the race: Enjoy the excitement of seeing your horse romp home in the comfort of the Killanin Stand or the Millennium Stand. To get closer to the action you can watch the race from behind the railing. Big Screens are also on site for your convenience.
Reserved Seating: Seating in the numbered tiered seating balcony in the Millennium Stand which boasts a fantastic view of the winning post can be purchased from a kiosk at the back of the Millennium Stand.
Book your stay at Maldron Hotel Sandy Road now and enjoy a hearty Vitality Breakfast to set you up for the day before retiring back to the Point Bar to celebrate your wins!