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Weld jockeys gearing up for another fruitful week

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Jockey Pat Smullen is no stranger to the winner’s enclosure in Galway. The Offaly native has ridden 39 winners at the track to date and punters can be certain he will substantially add to that tally next week. Because, after all, he will ride the majority of horses for the ‘King of Galway,’ his boss Dermot Weld. The master of Rosewell House has trained a whopping 258 winners at Ballybrit, a feat that will most likely never be equalled by another.

Cheltenham tips aplenty at Galway preview night

A huge crowd turned out at The Salthill Hotel on Monday night for the annual Cheltenham preview in association with John Mulholland’s bookmakers and Barney Curley’s charity Direct Aid for Africa.

NUIG honours racing masters Weld and Bolger

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NUI Galway conferred honorary degrees on two outstanding members of the Irish horse racing world on Wednesday, Dermot Weld and Jim Bolger.

Racing greats to be honoured in NUIG during Race Week

NUI Galway will honour two renowned performers from the world of horse racing on Wednesday July 30.

Get ready for Galway Race Festival 2014

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The Galway summer festival, one of the social and sporting highlights of the summer, kicks off on Monday July 28.

Prize fund of €1.6m announced as Ballybrit gets set to welcome 150,000 punters

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One of the sporting and social highlights of the Irish summer - the 2013 Galway Races Summer Festival - will attract 150,000 punters from Monday July 29 to Sunday August 4 — the launch was told on Tuesday at the newly refurbished Panoramic Restaurant and Corrib Bar at Galway Racecourse.

Ardilaun celebrations continue with sponsorship of Oyster Stakes at Ballybrit on Monday

The autumn meeting of the Galway Races begins on Monday for three days, consisting of 21 races, both flat and national hunt races. One of the highlights of the racing festival will be the Ardilaun Hotel Listed Oyster Stakes, which takes place on the first day of the races which is now in its 21st year.

Daffern gets Plate seal of approval

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It may seem that four seasons as we know them have decided to rotate on a daily rather than three monthly basis, but the Galway Racing Festival, no matter what the overhead conditions are, is always guaranteed to deliver a week long episode of that west of Ireland feel good factor that is synonymous with the City Of The Tribes.

Fifty thousand head west for bumper holiday weekend of gigs and nags

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More than 50,000 revellers are set to head to the city from tomorrow as Galway gets ready for its busiest weekend of the year.

Ardilaun enters twentieth year of sponsoring Oyster Stakes race at Ballybrit

The Autumn meeting of the Galway Races begins this Saturday August 28 for three days. One of the highlights of the racing festival will be the Ardilaun Hotel-listed Oyster Stakes,which is now in its nineteenth year, takes place on the last day of the races, Monday August 30. The Ryan family of the Ardilaun Hotel first became associated with this prestigious race in 1991 and have continued their support over the years.

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