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The Galway Races — a brief history

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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.

Autumn racing fever begins

If you still haven’t got over the last attack of horse racing betting fever, well now’s your chance to get it out of your system as the Autumn meeting of the Galway Races has begun.

Local author launches new book on anti-hare coursing

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Bad Hare Days is The Kilkenny Advertiser’s ‘Old Kilkenny’ columnist’s newest literary offering recounting a story of the author’s high profile involvement in the Irish anti-hare coursing campaign.

NUIG hosts Cheltenham Preview for African aid

The flagship of British steeplechase horse racing, the Cheltenham Festival, is just around the corner, and Galway followers can enjoy some hot tips at this year’s NUIG Cheltenham Preview on Sunday March 1.

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