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A man has been charged with up to 38 counts of deceiving a city centre bookmakers by falsifying bets on horses over the course of three months and is to face trial at Galway Circuit Criminal Court.
With Christmas Day fast approaching and very little to report from the playing fields I though it would be an opportune time to recommend a few stocking fillers for the GAA nut in your life.
The greatest party anywhere in the eurozone is almost upon us and whether one deals in euros, sterling, dollars, or the Japanese yen all roads will lead to Ballybrit on Monday next as the seven-day marathon that is the Galway Race Week Festival gets under way shortly after five o clock. With more than fifty races on the menu punters will need to tread carefully through a minefield of tough maximum field handicaps and conditions contests under both Flat and National Hunt rules and with margins tight in all walks of life selective punting is advised.
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.
Well readers, the 2008 Galway Races are virtually upon us and with the prophets of doom and gloom working overtime for the last two months this year’s festival has taken on the role as a barometer of the country’s financial state as well as being the top racing festival in the fair island of ours.
Despite all the talk of recession, punters are still expected to gamble a whopping €40 to €50 million at this year’s Galway Races.
It’s all systems go for the Galway Races which get under way on Monday week July 28 and run until the following Sunday August 3.
The highlight of the Galway Races, the Galway Plate, proved a winner of No 3 Oslot, the Paul Nicholls-trained horse ridden by Ruby Walsh and owned by stockbroking millionaire Andy Stewart.
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.