The Summer Race Meeting is a three day race meeting. This race meeting is ideal for the seasoned punter, holiday makers or indeed a great family day out before children return to school after the summer break.
Galway Races Summer Festival Meeting has grown from strength to strength each year, and now has an attendance of approximately 200,000 people over the course of the seven-day festival. With a mixture of flat and national hunt racing, Galway Races attracts punters from all walks of life from the keen race-goer to the ordinary punter to experience this unique sporting event.
It has been said about the festival that it once brought Galway city to a standstill but now brings the country to a standstill. Those who have been there will understand that, those who have yet to visit are still strangers to this country's greatest sporting festival. Whether or not they are regular followers of horse-racing is immaterial, the salient pre-requisite for Galway racegoers is that they know how to have fun because that is the currency of the occasion.
Starting in late July, the high point of the Summer holiday season, it has become the Irish equivalent of Mardi Gras, and is the fastest growing festival in the world. It effects an almost magnetic force on the population and once this force draws you into its field the experience that follows is almost hypnotising