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In a world where each new day seems to bring increased uncertainty, we can be sure that Thomas Hardy did not have the Galway races of 2020 in mind when he penned the title of his 1874 novel, Far From The Madding Crowd, but that is the phrase that came to mind earlier this week when arriving at Ballybrit for the annual extravaganza that is The Galway Racing Festival.
Galway city centre will be split into separate zones next week in order to facilitate social distancing with the expected influx of a large number of visitors during the Galway Races.
This week Galway Races chief executive Michael Moloney looked out his window, which overlooks the parade ring at Ballybrit. He struggled to believe one of the greatest race meetings in the world, The Galway Races Summer Festival, had fallen victim to Covid-19.
Galway is gearing up for the 151st year of the Galway Races, but for the first time this iconic event will be held behind closed doors due to the current Covid-19 crisis.
Michael Moloney has been living and breathing Galway Racecourse for many years now. When he was knee high to a grasshopper, he used to cycle around the course, while his father John, looked after the running of the course. Now, so many years on, Michael still thinks of Ballybrit as a back garden rather than a workplace, such is his passion for that patch of ground that heaves mightily every year and reverberates the Galway economy.
Galway Races announced Last evening (Wednesday) that Ireland’s leading digital destination for women, Her.ie will be taking the reins as title sponsor of the 2019 Best Dressed Ladies Competition 2019 on Thursday, August 1. This exciting new sponsorship is part of a three-year deal and marks the 150th anniversary of the iconic summer festival.
The National Breast Cancer Research Institute together with Galway Racecourse announced yesterday that the recent ‘Race in Pink’ fundraising event hosted at Ballybrit on Sunday October 28 as part of the new three-day October Festival, raised a staggering €95,000 for the charity.
One hundred and forty nine years ago, Captain Wilson Lynch offered the use of one hundred and sixty acres of his family land on the outskirts of Galway city to host the Galway races. Hence the name for the new building which racegoers will see for the first time next week.
Join Ireland’s most fashionable at Ballybrit Racecourse on Thursday August 2 for the biggest day in the Irish racing calendar, Ladies’ Day of the Galway Races Summer Festival. A day where bold colours and cutting-edge silhouettes are paired with dramatic headpieces — all perfectly showcased by ‘the g Hotel Best Dressed’ event.
Galway Racecourse will host its final two days of racing for 2017 this Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.