Fifteen facts you can dine out on for the Galway Races

So you think you know all there is to know about the benefits of Galway Races. Here is a list of facts to help you sound like a know-all this week.

1 — A tonne of chips will be consumed during the week

2 — 160,000 pints will be pulled.

3 — Maybe about 50,000 people will be pulled. Get your coat.

4 — About 45 extra escorts have travelled to Galway, charging €100 an hour

5 — 800 horses will run over the course of the week

6 — There will be 120 helicopter landings

7 — 100 man-hours will be spent cutting the grass at Ballybrit

8 — 110,000 racecards will be sold during the week

9 —1,500 staff will be employed at the course

10 — €15 million will be gambled on the course

11— Race week is worth €54million to Galway hotels and businesses

12— Five tonnes of Irish beef will be eaten over the seven days

13 — 500 bottles of champagne will be sold

14 — 4,000 hot beef rolls will be sold

15 — 160,000 will attend over the week

 

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