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Iconic brand Guinness has renewed its sponsorship at the Galway Racecourse for another five years worth €1 million.
The man described as the ‘most important person ever to visit Ballybrit Racecourse’ will be remembered with fondness there on Sunday at a special thanksgiving Mass at noon.
On the eve of taking up a world prestigious position no one had such a baptism of fire as Lord Michael Killanin in September 1972. He was to succeed the autocratic Avery Brundage as president of the International Olympic Committee, and was regarded as a breath of fresh air.
And they’re off... as details of the 2012 Galway Races Summer Festival, running from Monday July 30 to Sunday August 5 were announced at the official launch in the g Hotel, Galway yesterday.
Galway Racecourse will hosts its annual October meeting this weekend with a 14-race card over two days and a prize fund of more than €200,000.
Ballybrit Racecourse will play host to two days of National Hunt racing this Bank Holiday weekend as the October Galway Races get under way on Sunday. The Galway Advertiser will be giving away some pairs of tickets to the meeting in conjunction with the Galway Race Committee and Renvyle House Hotel who are sponsoring a race at Ballybrit on Sunday.
Next Monday week Ballybrit will reverberate to the sound of hooves as the annual summer festival of racing at Galway starts again.
It is hard to believe that there are just ten days to go until the excitement of Ballybrit is upon us again. Just looking at the picture here of Sir Frederick with Kevin Coleman onboard winning the William Hill Galway Plate last year is enough to whet the appetite. And there is so much more to be experienced this time around.
The Galway Races are such an intrinsic part of the local as well as national culture, it seems like they have been taking place forever. For many people the Galway Races are the event to go to and they are looking forward to it all year long. To some the main attraction of the event is the old friends and new people you get to meet, to others it’s the atmosphere of excitement and glamour, and to others still it’s the very passion for watching horses race and perhaps engage in a little betting. Although the first Ballybrit race meeting, lasting two days, took place in 1869, a lot has changed since.
The recession has hit hard, wallets are lighter, and the marquee is gone, yet this summer’s race meeting is set to battle against the odds, and provide as good a race festival as ever before.