Galway Festival 2023 race times and day-by-day schedule

Seven stonking days at Ballybrit!


It’s fair to say the hype and excitement is building for one of the biggest meetings of the whole year on the Irish racing calendar.

The Galway Festival 2023 takes place from Monday, July 31 to Sunday, August 6 and stars of both codes are set to descend on Ballybrit Racecourse.

The Galway Plate and the Galway Hurdle are the most prestigious contests of the week, with each carrying €270,000 prize pots, while a number of Premier Handicaps on the Flat add extra spice to the mix.

Galway odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise the race times and day-by-day schedule for this year’s meeting is below.

Galway Festival 2023 race times

Monday, July 31

17:10: & Novice Hurdle
17:40: Easyfix Handicap Hurdle
18:10: Irish EBF (C&G) Maiden
18:40: Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap (Premier Handicap)
19:15: Handicap
19:50: Eventus Handicap
20:20: Monami Construction Flat Race

Tuesday, August 1

17:10: COLM QUINN BMW Novice Hurdle
17:40: Latin Quarter Beginners Chase
18:10: COLM QUINN BMW Irish EBF Fillies Maiden
18:40: COLM QUINN BMW Mile Handicap (Premier Handicap)
19:15: Caulfield Industrial Irish EBF Maiden
19:50: Handicap
20:20: Caulfield Industrial Handicap

Wednesday, August 2

17:10: Tote Fantasy who’s in your Stable Maiden Hurdle
17:40: Tote Always SP Or Better At Galway Handicap Hurdle
18:10: Never Beaten By SP Irish EBF Mares Handicap Hurdle
18:40: Tote Galway Plate (Grade 3)
19:15: SP Or Better Guaranteed With Tote (Q.R) Maiden
19:50: Tote Download the APP Handicap
20:20: Tote Guarantee on all Irish & UK Races Handicap

Thursday, August 3

14:10: Guinness Beginners Chase
14:45: Guinness Open Gate Brewery Novice Chase
15:20: Rockshore Refreshingly Irish Handicap
15:55: Arthur Guinness Irish EBF Corrib Fillies Stakes
16:30: Guinness Novice Hurdle
17:05: Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap (Grade 3)
17:40: Guinness 0.0% Handicap
18:10: Guinness Time Flat Race

Friday, August 4

17:00: Guinness Galway Tribes Handicap Hurdle
17:30: James’s Gate Irish EBF Median Auction Maiden
18:00: Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Chase
18:35: Guinness Handicap (Premier Handicap)
19:10: Guinness Irish EBF Fillies Maiden
19:40: Arthur Guinness Handicap
20:10: Rockshore Refreshingly Irish Race
20:40: Hop House 13 Handicap

Saturday, August 5

13:55: BoyleSports Download The App Maiden Hurdle
14:30: BoyleSports Handicap Hurdle (Listed)
15:05: BoyleSports Casino Irish EBF Maiden
15:40: Bathshack Maiden
16:15: Grá Chocolates Irish EBF Nursery Handicap
16:50: Ardilaun Hotel Handicap
17:25: McDonogh Capital Investments Handicap
17:55: BoyleSports Irish EBF Mares Flat Race

Sunday, August 6

13:50: Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle
14:20: Kenny Galway Handicap Hurdle
14:55: Eileen Kelly Memorial Chase
15:30: Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Chase
16:00: Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Ahonoora” Handicap (Premier Handicap)
16:30: Kinlay Hostel Irish EBF Auction Series Maiden
17:10: Ireland West Airport Knock Handicap
17:30: FR. Breen Memorial (Pro-am) Flat Race

Galway Racecard

Our snazzy Racecards page has details of the runners and riders, weights, odds and Timeform’s horse-by-horse analysis for every renewal on the Summer Festival schedule at Galway.

Galway Tips

Paddy Power News is the home of top tips and best bets for the 2023 Summer Festival. Our superstar stable of pundits includes Ruby Walsh, one of the most successful jockeys in the history of the sport, and Mick Fitzgerald.

Galway Live Stream

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